0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 8, 2014 1:24 AM by Welblaud

    Tagged text to footnotes after XML import


      Hi all,


      I am close, I have found a solution on StackOverflow. However, guys there did not provide the final solution when all footnotes remain properly styled. Now I have the script below. It does the work properly but the styling is lost. It is possible to find that it have to move the founded part, not use it like the java String. Some guy recommended to change fn.texts[0].insertionPoints[-1].contents = fnText; to move instead contents. Of course, he has probably meant something more complicated. Any help very appreciated!


      Application.prototype.main = function(){

      if ( this.documents.length <= 0 ) return;

      var tg = this.selection[0] || this.activeDocument;

      if( 'appliedFont' in tg ) tg = tg.parent;

      if( tg.constructor == TextFrame ){ tg = tg.parentStory ; }

      if(! ('findGrep' in tg) ) return;


      var fnPatterns = ["@FOOTNOTES_BEGIN@([\\s\\S]*?)@FOOTNOTES_END@", "@footnotes_begin@([\\s\\S]*?)@footnotes_end@"];

      var count = 0;


      for(patterCounter = 0; patterCounter < fnPatterns.length; patterCounter++){

          fnPattern = fnPatterns[patterCounter];


          var fnFinds = (function(){             

              this.findGrepPreferences = this.changeGrepPreferences = null;

                  this.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = fnPattern;           

                  var ret = tg.findGrep();

                  this.findGrepPreferences = this.changeGrepPreferences = null;


              return ret;




          var fnFind, fnText, rg = new RegExp(fnPattern), ip, fnParent, fn, count;


          while( fnFind=fnFinds.pop() ){

              fnText = fnFind.contents.match(rg)[1];



              fnParent = fnFind.parent.getElements()[0];

              ip = fnFind.insertionPoints[0].index

              try {


                  fn = fnParent.footnotes.add(LocationOptions.BEFORE, fnParent.insertionPoints[ip]);

                  fn.texts[0].insertionPoints[-1].contents = fnText;







      alert((count)? (count+" footnote(s) successfully added."): "No footnote added. Make sure you use the relevant pattern.");


      app.doScript('app.main();', ScriptLanguage.javascript,

      undefined, UndoModes.entireScript, app.activeScript.displayName);