can GREP count?

Explorer ,
Aug 24, 2022 Aug 24, 2022

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Hi there,

 

I need to run a search&replace script in the following example text, do some GREP stuff and replace the x within the brackets with a line number (iterations):

 

item[x] apple

item[x] banana

item[x] cherry

 

and want to obtain this:

 

item[1] apple

item[2] banana

item[3] cherry

 

Is that possible at all? Can GREP count or output i (iteration)?

 

Thanks for your ideas,

Ralf

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Explorer , Aug 24, 2022 Aug 24, 2022

Found a solution:

I've set up an enumeration paragraph format. It's an additional single step but that works just fine for me.

Thx everyone for your kind help.

Ralf

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Aug 24, 2022 Aug 24, 2022

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I don't think so. What is the logic to obtain the values 1,2,3 etc? Probably you would need a script instead of just a Grep expression.

-Manan 

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Thx Manan, what might a script look like? I need the values to prepare for a javascript in Acrobat.

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Found a solution:

I've set up an enumeration paragraph format. It's an additional single step but that works just fine for me.

Thx everyone for your kind help.

Ralf

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