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Select the text after a • but not the •

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Jan 01, 2023 Jan 01, 2023

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I'm trying to select the first to words after each • but not include the •. I'm not having any luck. It always selects the • too. Is there any way to do this?

 

var cStyle = curDoc.characterStyles.item("Style");
var curSel = app.selection[0];

app.findGrepPreferences = NothingEnum.nothing;
app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = "•\\s\\S+\\s\\S+";
app.changeGrepPreferences.appliedCharacterStyle = cStyle;
curSel.changeGrep();
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Guide , Jan 01, 2023 Jan 01, 2023

It's called "Positive Look Behind"

 

 

 

(?<=•)\\s\\S+\\s\\S+

 

 

 

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Jan 01, 2023 Jan 01, 2023

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It's called "Positive Look Behind"

 

 

 

(?<=•)\\s\\S+\\s\\S+

 

 

 

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Jan 01, 2023 Jan 01, 2023

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Success! Thank you so much.

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Jan 01, 2023 Jan 01, 2023

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I'm trying to select the first to words after each • but not include the •


By @davidn5918184

 

Do you perhaps mean: "I try to select the first two words after each •" …

 

And one more question: These "•" are not automatically bullet points - right?

Please show a screenshot with visible hidden characters.

 

Normally, greps like the following should work in most cases:

•(\t|\h)\K\w+\h\w+

 

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Such a grep should also work without problems - and can be adapted relatively easily to new requirements.

•\K(\h\w+){2}

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