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I created a word cloud from all of my google chats between my wife and I over 1 year. I used wordle .net to generate the cloud, getting the chats to a...
In Gmail settings, under "Forwarding and POP/IMAP", select "Enable IMAP"
In gmail settings, find "Chats" and select "Show in IMAP"
Install Thunderbird, set it up to you gmail account, make sure it is configured as IMAP and not POP
Make sure you are subscribed to "Chats" in the folder tree on the left side of Thunderbird (right click to change)
Install Thunderbird add-on ImportExportTools
In thunderbird with the "Chats" folder highlighted, go to "Tools"- "ImportExportTools" - "Export all messages in the folder" - "Plain Text Format" and...
Copy only chats from desired person into their on directory. Search that directory for a particular persons name and copy those files only to a simple...
From the start menu - run - type in "cmd" and enter. Navigate to the correct folder using "cd .." and cd "Chats", etc... Use DOS command: copy /a *....
Open "allchats.txt" in Notepad++ (or similar) and: - use find/Replace to remove strings like " me ", " AM ", " AM:", " PM ", " PM:", " minutes ", etc...
copy all text into wordle.net website. After doing this you can set different coler/text options. You can also remove words by right clicking them.
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