Automator or AppleScript to revise Text document


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Hello, and I'm sorry if this is just plain dumb for most of you. I'm using software that kicks out a text document, but I need to reformat it every time to actually use it in the next piece of software.

Is there a way to Automator script the following?

For example:

Here's how it comes out:

_____________________

@ This file written with the Avid Caption plugin, version 1

<begin >
02:37:33:06 02:37:36:18
NAME_ID_01

02:37:36:18 02:37:38:20
NAME_ID_02

<end >

_____________________

What it should look like:

02:37:33:06 02:37:36:18 NAME_ID_01

02:37:36:18 02:37:38:20 NAME_ID_02

So just those 2 lines. I remove the text top and bottom, and remove the carriage return between timecode and "NAME_ID_01" but make sure there's a space between that and the timecode.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this!
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hello and welcome.

I am not very experienced with AppleScript/Automator. Maybe another member that has more experience will chime in.

You could also try the folks over at MacScripter, as they may be able to help.

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