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Adobe ExtendScript to find Acronyms

New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Can anyone help me make a script to find Acronyms on framaker ? Please and thank you !

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Any abbrevations, or just those that arguably can be pronounced?

And what do you need to do with them when found?

Or, based on your similar question in another thread, are you needing to find thing set-off by some punctuation (ABC)?

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Jan 25, 2023 Jan 25, 2023

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I think any abbrevations would be easy to start with and once they are found i want to replace them with the full word .

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Jan 26, 2023 Jan 26, 2023

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Any help would be appreciated ! 

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Jan 26, 2023 Jan 26, 2023

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I'm not a scripter (and haven't messed with regex in over a decade), but anyone who can help is apt to want to know what characterizes the content you need to find:
? short strings of all-caps set off by whitespace
? short strings inside some punctuation
? and now for something, completely different

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Jan 27, 2023 Jan 27, 2023

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I might be able to help as well. I'm guessing you've decided the scope of the project is beyond using the Find / Replace panel. First, I'll echo Bob's questions. Also, need to be clear on whether you are looking for acronyms or abbreviations or both.  If acronyms, then we need an idea of how simple or complex they are; e.g., simple ABC, or more complex like A4BC, A-Bcd, A/B, or kHz.  If they've been defined, how were they defined?  Finally, are you going to have a table of the replacement text that you would replace each acronym with?  As an aside, finding simple acronyms is relatively easy...the tough part is what you want to do once they're found.

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Jan 31, 2023 Jan 31, 2023

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Thank you so much ! Once they are found i wanted to replace them with the full name . Im looking for acronyms that are all captial letters.

Ex. (ABC)->Alphabet 

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I understand you are looking for simple acronyms in all capital letters and you want to replace them. However, I still need more information:

1. Where is the replacement text coming from; a separate document or you will enter it manually after each "find"?

2. How are currently finding and replacing the acronyms.  If using the Find/Change panel, can I assume you understand how to search manually using Wildcards & Regular Expressions?

3. Are you searching simple documents or books?

The reason I'm asking is that this all makes a difference how you write your script. 

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Hi,

 

Possibly the easiest would be to use an existing solution.

What about the Find Change Batch script from frameexpert?

http://www.frameexpert.com/store/index.html

 

Best regards

 

Winfried

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