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CS3 Ital script help needed

Aug 24, 2010 8:13 AM

I'm not familiar with the InCopy Script language and I'm looking for help in how to accomplish the

following script.


Here's what I would be searching for.


(BEG ITAL) any amount of text here...(END ITAL)


I need the script to remove the (BEG ITAL) and (END ITAL) then change the text between them to italic.


I can do this easily with Word but inCopy scripting stumps me. Any help

would be appreciated.



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    Sep 17, 2010 11:52 AM   in reply to dcrane37

    I'm not sure if you're still looking for help with this, but this can be done with one GREP find/change command. Copy and paste the text between the quotes into the GREP find/change dialog and set up everything else as indicated. I put a space before the expression so you don't end up with double spaces after you find/change, but you may want to watch the first few to make sure it's functioning as you desire.


    Find What: " \(BEG ITAL\)(.+?)\(END ITAL\)"

    Change To: leave blank

    Find Format: leave blank

    Change Format: Character style = ITALIC


    Let me know if this works for you,


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    Sep 24, 2010 9:09 AM   in reply to dcrane37

    Oh, my mistake, Dave. The Change To box should say "$1" (no quotes).

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