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Underline Molecular formulae of Chemistry like H2SO4, H2O which subscript

Community Beginner ,
Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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Engaged ,
Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2024

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Find: (?<=[A-Z]|[a-z])\d{1,2}
Change: Apply subscript
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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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Thanks for reply.

OK. In Grep I have to find and change.   I thought there may be easy way which I don't know. 

Currently I am anchoring rule.

If Adobe add one button in underline options. If tick will give plane underline  if untick usual.

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Suryakant

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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Thanks for reply.

OK. In Grep I have to find and change.   I thought there may be easy way which I don't know. 

Currently I am anchoring rule.

If Adobe add one button in underline options. If tick will give plane underline  if untick usual.

Thanks

Suryakant


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You can set is as a GREP rule in ParaStyle. 

 

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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Perhaps I'm not understanding what you want to do, but it seems to me as if you want to underline formulas EXCEPT the subscript characters.

If that's the case, I think a GREP style added to the paragraph style , as suggested by Robert, should do it. Since, as I recall, subscripts would only be digits and would follow only capital letters, you could look for (?<=\u)\d+ and set the style to turn off underline.

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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You might actually need two GREP styles, depending on how you are applying the underline to start with.

First style \u+\d* should find sequences of capital letters mixed with digits and can be used to apply the underline and then the second grep, as above, to remove from the digits.

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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and as a further thought, the same expression used to remove the underline can be used to make the digits subscript...

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Mar 29, 2024 Mar 29, 2024

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If I have to underline this,  I thought there could be simple solution, which I may not know.

Presently I am Anchoring rule below it.

 

 

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Mar 29, 2024 Mar 29, 2024

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Find:

\b((Ac|Ag|Al|Am|Ar|As|At|Au|B|Ba|Be|Bh|Bi|Bk|Br|C|Ca|Cd|Ce|Cf|Cl|Cm|Co|Cr|Cs|Cu|Ds|Db|Dy|Er|Es|Eu|F|Fe|Fm|Fr|Ga|Gd|Ge|H|He|Hf|Hg|Ho|Hs|I|In|Ir|K|Kr|La|Li|Lr|Lu|Md|Mg|Mn|Mo|Mt|N|Na|Nb|Nd|Ne|Ni|No|Np|O|Os|P|Pa|Pb|Pd|Pm|Po|Pr|Pt|Pu|Ra|Rb|Re|Rf|Rg|Rh|Rn|Ru|S|Sb|Sc|Se|Sg|Si|Sm|Sn|Sr|Ta|Tb|Tc|Te|Th|Ti|Tl|Tm|U|V|W|Xe|Y|Yb|Zn|Zr)\d*)+\b

ChangeTo: apply underline character style. 
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Mar 29, 2024 Mar 29, 2024

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Thanks for immediate reply.

Nice solution.  But I am comfortable with Anchoring rule.

Thanks again

Suryakant

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That first expression, as it turns out on furhter testing, also finds some uppercase letters that you don't want to underline, like the first character at the start of a sentence or a proper name, and at the moment I'm at a loss for how to fix that.

I'd also forgotten about the two-character symbols which renders the other expression useless. Sorry.

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