How to Make Symbols Appear in Superscript?

Enthusiast ,
Dec 10, 2021 Dec 10, 2021

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Hi Experts, 

I Wrote Small Script for Prefixing numbers via GREP in Javascript, but i wish that symbol will appear in superscript , can this be done?

 

var w = new Window ("dialog");
w.preferredSize.width = 320;
w.text = "GREP Prefix for Table Selected Cells ";
var buttons = w.add ("group")
buttons.add ("button", undefined, "OK");
buttons.add ("button", undefined, "Cancel");
var myDropdown = w.add ("dropdownlist", undefined, ["$", "£","€","¥"]);
myDropdown.selection = 0;
var a = w.show()
if(a == 2){
  exit(0);
}

function DoGrepPrefix(){
        var Selectedcells = app.selection[0];
        myChoice = myDropdown.selection;
        String(myChoice).position = Position.SUPERSCRIPT;
        //
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        //
        app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat="\\d+";
        app.changeGrepPreferences.changeTo= String(myChoice)+"$0"; //Prefix    
        Selectedcells.findGrep();
        Selectedcells.changeGrep();
        //
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
    }

DoGrepPrefix();

 

 the script work normal with no error but doesn't execute command in this line :

 

String(myChoice).position = Position.SUPERSCRIPT;

 

So the final text not appear in superscript, i know that's can be done form find manually but i hope it can be done by the script for more fast result, and thanks in advance

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app.changeGrepPreferences.position = Position.SUPERSCRIPT;

 

Add this before your changeGrep() call. Not sure why you're calling findGrep() as well. String.position is not a property. I don't know why this code is not throwing an error. 

Edit. If you just want the currency character to be superscript then do this: 

 

function DoGrepPrefix(){
        var Selectedcells = app.selection[0];
        myChoice = myDropdown.selection;
        //String(myChoice).position = Position.SUPERSCRIPT;
        //
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        //here we change the findGrep to just find the insertion point before the digits
        app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat="(?=\\d+)";
        app.changeGrepPreferences.changeTo= String(myChoice); //Prefix
        app.changeGrepPreferences.position= Position.SUPERSCRIPT;    
        //Selectedcells.findGrep();
        Selectedcells.changeGrep();
        app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat="^(?=\\d+)";
        Selectedcells.changeGrep();

        //
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
    }

 

 

 

 

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Hi @brianp311 , Thanks for your reply, but when i updated the script it doesnt work at all also no error!

var w = new Window ("dialog");
w.preferredSize.width = 320;
w.text = "GREP Prefix for Table Selected Cells ";
var buttons = w.add ("group")
buttons.add ("button", undefined, "OK");
buttons.add ("button", undefined, "Cancel");
var myDropdown = w.add ("dropdownlist", undefined, ["$", "£","€","¥"]);
myDropdown.selection = 0;
var a = w.show()
if(a == 2){
  exit(0);
}

function DoGrepPrefix(){
        var Selectedcells = app.selection[0];
        myChoice = myDropdown.selection;
        //
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        //here we change the findGrep to just find the insertion point before the digits
        app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat="(?=\\d+)";
        app.changeGrepPreferences.changeTo= String(myChoice); //Prefix
        app.changeGrepPreferences.position= Position.SUPERSCRIPT;    
        Selectedcells.changeGrep();
        //
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
    }

DoGrepPrefix();
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M.Hasanain

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If the number begins the cell then you need to put a ^ in front of your lookahead: 

 

"^(?=\\d+)"

 

You might want to do two searches to catch both, unless someone more in-tune with GREP has a better solution. Edited the code above to do both finds and replaces.

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Hi @brianp311 after modifying the GREP Code the Script Worked! but also no change for the currency symbol, its in the same position and no superscript position :

var w = new Window ("dialog");
w.preferredSize.width = 320;
w.text = "GREP Prefix for Table Selected Cells ";
var buttons = w.add ("group")
buttons.add ("button", undefined, "OK");
buttons.add ("button", undefined, "Cancel");
var myDropdown = w.add ("dropdownlist", undefined, ["$", "£","€","¥"]);
myDropdown.selection = 0;
var a = w.show()
if(a == 2){
  exit(0);
}

function DoGrepPrefix(){
        var Selectedcells = app.selection[0];
        myChoice = myDropdown.selection;
        //
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        //here we change the findGrep to just find the insertion point before the digits
        app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat="^(?=\\d+)";
        app.changeGrepPreferences.changeTo= String(myChoice); //Prefix
        app.changeGrepPreferences.position= Position.SUPERSCRIPT;    
        Selectedcells.changeGrep();
        //
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
    }

DoGrepPrefix();
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M.Hasanain

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@brianp311 Thank you , I Will Try to make another function and see result

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it works with all other symbols except dollar sign ($), thats weird! 

 

var w = new Window ("dialog");
w.preferredSize.width = 320;
w.text = "GREP Prefix for Table Selected Cells ";
var buttons = w.add ("group")
buttons.add ("button", undefined, "OK");
buttons.add ("button", undefined, "Cancel");
var myDropdown = w.add ("dropdownlist", undefined, ["$", "£","€","¥"]);
myDropdown.selection = 0;
var a = w.show()
if(a == 2){
  exit(0);
}

function DoGrepPrefix(){
        var Selectedcells = app.selection[0];
        myChoice = myDropdown.selection;
        //
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        //here we change the findGrep to just find the insertion point before the digits
        app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat="^(?=\\d+)";
        app.changeGrepPreferences.changeTo= String(myChoice); //Prefix
        app.changeGrepPreferences.position= Position.SUPERSCRIPT;    
        Selectedcells.changeGrep();
        //
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        CallDoGrepSuperscript(); //Call Second Search!
    }

DoGrepPrefix();

function CallDoGrepSuperscript(){ //Second Search
        var Selectedcells = app.selection[0];
        myChoice = myDropdown.selection;
        //
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
        app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat=String(myChoice); //Prefix
        app.changeGrepPreferences.position= Position.SUPERSCRIPT;    
        Selectedcells.changeGrep();
        //
        app.findGrepPreferences = null;
        app.changeGrepPreferences = null;
    }

 

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M.Hasanain

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Dec 11, 2021 Dec 11, 2021

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Hi @M.Hasanain, problem might be because $ is a regular expression special symbol. I haven't tested, but escaping the $ might work. Something like:

app.changeGrepPreferences.changeTo= String(myChoice).replace('$','\$');

 - Mark

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Dec 16, 2021 Dec 16, 2021

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Thanks a lot @m1b it works in findWhat in the second function :

app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat=String(myChoice).replace('$','\\$');

 

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Excellent! Well done working that out! Some cases you need to escape the dollarsign, but other cases you need to escape the backslash!

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