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Search for string in paragraph and apply a new character style?

Jul 27, 2012 3:37 PM

Tags: #and #text #of #style #find_string #change_its_character

I'm searching for a way to find a specific string in a specific text frame and make it bold. so my thought was to search and then apply a character style from my template doc. I thought this would work, but I went wrong somewhere.

 

newDoc is my document. 

 

//something like

var Bios = "Representative Biography:\r want to leave this text normal.";

var myTextFrameBios = newDoc.pages.item(i).textFrames.add({geometricBounds:[4.5277, 2.36, 8.625, 5.375], contents:Bios});

var myTextObjectBios = myTextFrameBios.parentStory.texts.item(0);

 

// IS THIS CONFLICTING with my change below? Can I apply a character style within a par styled frame?

myTextObjectBios.appliedParagraphStyle = newDoc.paragraphStyles.item("CompanyProfile");

 

 

                                                  //Clear the find/change preferences.

                                                app.findGrepPreferences = NothingEnum.nothing;

                                                app.changeGrepPreferences = NothingEnum.nothing;

                                                app.findTextPreferences.findWhat = "Representative Biography:";

                                                app.changeTextPreferences.changeTo = "Representative Biography:";

 

 

                                                app.findGrepPreferences.appliedCharacterStyle = newDoc.characterStyles.item("BoldBioHead");

                                                // Perform the operation

                                                app.documents.item(0).changeGrep();

 

                                                app.findGrepPreferences = NothingEnum.nothing;

                                                app.changeGrepPreferences = NothingEnum.nothing;

 
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    Jul 28, 2012 11:35 AM   in reply to caseyctg

    @caseyctg – If you want to apply a character style to a text object in a specific text frame, you could restrict the scope of your script to that specific text frame:

     

    Example with the variable "myTextFrame" you have to define before:

     

    myTextFrame.changeText();
    

     

    Btw.: you are doing a text search and clearing your GREP find/change preferences at the start of the snippet? Why is that?

     

    You could do a:

     

    app.changeTextPreferences = app.findTextPreferences = NothingEnum.nothing;
    

     

    or:

     

    app.changeTextPreferences = app.findTextPreferences = null;
    

     

    set before the search and after the change, if you want to be on the safe side…

     

    Uwe

     
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