Highlight the Modified content in the InDesign Document

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Dec 26, 2021 Dec 26, 2021

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Hi Professional,

I have gotten the modified content based on the XML and the InDesign Document. And on the modified content I have highlighted the content. But in that, I have facing an issue, the content shows highlighted when there is any special character(like bullet-in, quotation, tilde, and soon) in the document. For this, I have attached the script which I used to get the modified content having the highlight option.

 

var allCDATA = [];
myXMl = app.activeDocument.xmlElements[0];
var myXmlNode = myXMl.evaluateXPathExpression("//tradingbell_root");
var myFrame = app.activeDocument.textFrames;
for (var i = 0; i<myFrame.length; i++) {
var mySelectedXMLItem = myFrame[i].associatedXMLElement;
if(mySelectedXMLItem != null && mySelectedXMLItem.markupTag.name != null)
{
var node_TBGUID = myFrame[i].associatedXMLElement.xmlAttributes.itemByName("TBGUID").value;
var myFrames = myFrame[i].texts[0].contents;
var xmlTree = GetXMLFile();
var content = new XML(xmlTree);
var myDoc = app.activeDocument;
myLinks = myDoc.links;
for (j = myLinks.length - 1; j >= 0; j--)
{
myName = myLinks[j].filePath;
var ext = myName.substring(myName.length-3,myName.length) ;
if (ext=="xml")
{
var myXMLFile = File(myName);
var myResult = myXMLFile.open("r", undefined, undefined);
if(myResult == true){
var myXMLDefaults = myXMLFile.read();
myXMLFile.close();

} // if(myResult)
} // if(ext)
} // for
var elements =getAllAttributeValues ("TBGUID");
for(var k = 0;k<elements.length;k++)
{
if(elements[k] == node_TBGUID)
{
var getxmlcontent = getCDATAWithID(myXMLFile, "TBGUID", elements[k]);

var testL=myFrames;
var testR=getxmlcontent;
if(testR !=testL)
{
alert("Modified Content: " +mySelectedXMLItem.markupTag.name+"_" + getxmlcontent)
app.findGrepPreferences = NothingEnum.NOTHING;
var searchText = testL;
app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = searchText ;
var list = app.activeDocument.findGrep ();
try
{
var new_Style = app.documents[0].characterStyles.item("underlie_Text");
new_Style.name;
}
catch (myError){
var new_Style = app.documents[0].characterStyles.add()
new_Style.name = "underlie_Text";
}
new_Style.underline= true;
new_Style.underlineColor = "C=0 M=0 Y=100 K=0";
new_Style.underlineType = "Solid";
new_Style.underlineWeight = "12 pt";
new_Style.underlineOffset = "-3 pt";
for(var i = 0; i < list.length; i++)
{
list[i].appliedCharacterStyle = "underlie_Text";
}
alert("Process Completed");
}
if(testR == testL)
{
alert("Content are same")
}
}
}
}
} // first for loop

function GetXMLFile()
{
myDoc = app.activeDocument;
myLinks = myDoc.links;
for (j = myLinks.length - 1; j >= 0; j--)
{
myName = myLinks[j].filePath;
var ext = myName.substring(myName.length-3,myName.length) ;
if (ext=="xml")
{
var myXMLFile = File(myName);
var myResult = myXMLFile.open("r", undefined, undefined);
if(myResult == true)
{
var myXMLDefaults = myXMLFile.read();
myXMLFile.close();
var myXMLDefaults = new XML(myXMLDefaults);
return myXMLDefaults;
}
}//for
}

}
function getAllAttributeValues(attributeName){
var allAttributes = [];
var allNodes = content[0].xpath("//*[@"+attributeName+"]");
for(var i = 0; i < allNodes.length(); i++){
allAttributes.push(allNodes[i].attribute(attributeName).toString());
}
if(allAttributes.length > 0){
return allAttributes;

}
else{
return null;
}
}

function getChildData(nodeData){
for(var c = 0; c < nodeData.children().length(); c++){
if(nodeData.children()[c].toXMLString().toString().indexOf("<![CDATA[") == 0){
allCDATA.push(nodeData.children()[c].toString());
}
if(nodeData.children()[c].children().length() > 0){
getChildData(nodeData.children()[c]);
}
}
}
function getCDATAWithID(inputXML, attribute, id){
var CDATA = [];
if(inputXML.exists == true) {
inputXML.open('r');
var text = inputXML.read();
inputXML.close();
var content = new XML(text);
var elements = content.xpath("//CDATA");
for(var n = 0; n < elements.length(); n++){
if(elements[n].parent()["@"+attribute].toString() == id){
CDATA.push(elements[n].toString());
}
}
}
return CDATA;
}

-Monisha
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Dec 27, 2021 Dec 27, 2021

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Here I have attached the screenshot where I have facing the special character replacement issue in the XML file but not in the InDesign Document. 

-Monisha

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