11 Replies Latest reply on Aug 18, 2016 5:45 AM by Obi-wan Kenobi

    GREP space plus dot using extendscript

    pierratt

      Hi,

       

      I try to remove all spaces before a dot using a GREP formula.

       

      GREP of "\s+\." works fine in the InDesign user interface but as soon as I try to make it work as a script, it no more works and the result is a replacement of all spaces by a space plus a dot !

       

      My script works for different other grep changes.

      It looks like :

       

      app.changeGrepPreferences = NothingEnum.nothing;

          app.findGrepPreferences = NothingEnum.nothing;

        

          app.findChangeGrepOptions.includeFootnotes = true;

          app.findChangeGrepOptions.includeHiddenLayers = false;

          app.findChangeGrepOptions.includeLockedLayersForFind = false;

          app.findChangeGrepOptions.includeLockedStoriesForFind = true;

          app.findChangeGrepOptions.includeMasterPages = false;

        

              app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = "\s+\.";

              app.changeGrepPreferences.changeTo = "\.";

              app.activeDocument.changeGrep();

       

      Any idea on how to make that works ?

       

      Pierre