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GREP searches translated to Find/Change by List

Community Expert ,
Dec 11, 2022 Dec 11, 2022

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Hi gang,

When I make an InDesign GREP search, and it works fine, afterward I can click the little down arrow button to save the GREP search and re-use it later. It saves the search as an xml file that I can open and read in a text editor.

 

But, suppose I want to transpose that into a Find/Change by List textfile? In the Find Change by List text support file, the expressions are written down differently. Not a problem until you get into GREP complicated by applied text attributes.

 

Is there something that would allow me to transfer the GREP search into FindChangebyList format, preserving more complicated text attributes along the way?

Mike Witherell
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Guru , Dec 11, 2022 Dec 11, 2022

Hi Mike,

 

Check out the Record Find Change script written by Martin Fisher.

 

— Kas

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Dec 11, 2022 Dec 11, 2022

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Hi Mike,

 

Check out the Record Find Change script written by Martin Fisher.

 

— Kas

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Hi Kasyan,

Yes, that is perfect! Many thanks for pointing me in that direction!

Mike Witherell

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