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View the text in the Story Editor. (Choose View > Edit in Story Editor.) You can see the text that is visible. Hidden conditions show as a "dimmed eyeball" icon. Select only the visible text (not the icons) and copy.
Thank you, I should be described it in detail. I "assumed" ppl would understand I would be dealing with large quantity of text och several conditions in that text.
May I clarify my question. Copying the text bit by bit is cumbersome and not manageable, for me at least. So, is there way or feature in indesign (that i have missed out on) that would allow to to only highlight, copy and paste the visible text, leaving the conditions out or pasting the text without the conditions?
The text I'm want to copy contains too many conditions to copy it bit by bit.
"Assumptions is the mother of all f*ck-ups" -Ricardo Durand
It's probably scriptable. If no one answers here, ask in the InDesign Scripting forum.
Is there a way to copy only the visible text on indesign document into another indesign document without having to copy the hidden text and the conditons as well? Or... can I remove the hidden text in the new documents in a swap with affecting the visible text?
You can search for each condition and replace it with nothing using Find/Change Text. Search for no text -- make sure a condition is selected in the Find Formatting field -- and replace with pure nothingness -- no text, no formatting.
Caveat #1: you can search for more than a single condition, but it will only find text with all of those conditions applied. So you have to repeat this for every single condition.
Caveat #2: it appears you cannot search for conditional text if the text is hidden You must make it visible first.
Thank you Jongware,
Crude but not so efficinet. If you are experiencing the same or similar problem. I found a scripting that helps. (Thank you Steve Werner for teh advice).Follow this thread I'm currently involved in.