Even if this project may be to ambitious for my knowledge I’m at least one step further than what I presented Barb Binder in November.
Nevertheless some features go beyond the standard Find/Change panel:
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The current development path turns out to be a «cul de sac», a dead end:
The original post was written before Christmas and just published at January 3. After a pause of some days and enough distance from the work done so far I got this idea:
Why not try to follow the first idea: control the FM Find/Change dialogue from the outside with sent keystrokes? But there are also constraints or even insurmountable hurdles:
So I tried the following manually (feasibility). Note the headstand required to access values in the drop down lists (where several items start with the same character).
It should be possible to control the FM Find/Change dialogue by an AHK (Auto Hot Key) script. This gets input from a file in which the necessary keystrokes are listed. The extend script must either assume a certain processing time (which is dangerous, because the time may vary significantly, think of Change All...).
A better idea might be to leave the ‘pressing of the button’ to the user and use FMfindRepl just to fill the FM-Find/Change dialogue with settings.
This lets me hope to be able to continue the project - but first I use some time in my hobby room: a kindergarden nurse wants to have a small convoyer belt to let the children play 'post office' with it 'sorting parcels'