Bionic Reading API to ID Script

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May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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Howdy!
I just discovered Bionic Reading as an interesting way to present text to be more readable to some people, (more can be found at, https://bionic-reading.com/
and with how it works, manual fixing would take forever. Fortunately they did post a public API (works only with https tho), however my scripting skills are not that great, and would love to see how to convert this into something that can be more easily utilized from ID.

Thank you.

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Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Hi @MetalWeaveGames , Looks like all it’s doing is bolding the first half of each word, which you could do with InDesign’s scripting. Here’s an example where the first half of each word in a selection will be bolded—you’ll get an error if there’s no text selected:

 

//the font names
var tfn = "Helvetica	Regular"
var bfn = "Helvetica	Bold"

var sel = app.activeDocument.selection[0];
sel.appliedFont = tfn;
var t = sel.words;  
var c, er


for (var i = 0; i < t.length; i++){
    c = t[i].characters
    er = Math.floor((c.length)/2)
    t[i].characters.itemByRange(0,er-1).appliedFont = bfn
};   

 

 

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