Calc total chars paragraph

Engaged ,
Oct 31, 2020

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Hi,

I have a script to copy all index entries from document English into Spanish. 

Works in the most of documents, but with this document I get an Error when the English paragraph length are higher than the spanish. For example:

if

English length paragraph 10 

Spanish length paragraph 9

I get an ERROR because Spanish need be equal or higher than English paragraph length.

 

But if:

English length paragraph 10 

Spanish length paragraph 20

Works!

 

Please any help?

 

My Script:

 

 

var myDocEn = app.documents[0];
var myDocSp = app.documents[1];

app.findTextPreferences = app.changeTextPreferences = NothingEnum.nothing;
app.findTextPreferences.findWhat = "^I";
var found = myDocEn.findText();
app.findTextPreferences = app.changeTextPreferences= NothingEnum.nothing;
var foundLen = found.length;
$.writeln("\t"+"Total Index found: " + foundLen); 


if (foundLen == 0) {
  alert ("Didn't find any index markers.\nPlease check the correct document is active.");
}

for (var i = 0; i < foundLen; i++) {
  var item = found[i];
  var story = item.parentStory;
  var lastSelIP = item.insertionPoints.lastItem();
  var paras = story.texts.itemByRange(story.insertionPoints.item(0),lastSelIP).paragraphs;
  var currPara = story.paragraphs.item(paras.length - 1);
  var chars = currPara.texts.itemByRange (currPara.insertionPoints.item(0), lastSelIP).characters;
  var paraInx = paras.length - 1;
  var enCharInx = chars.length - 1;
  var spParaLen = myDocSp.stories[0].paragraphs[paraInx].length;

  //var spCharInx = (enCharInx <= spParaLen)? enCharInx:spParaLen - 1;
  var spCharInx = ParaLen(enCharInx,spParaLen);

  function ParaLen(enCharInx,spParaLen){
    $.writeln("English Index Column: " + enCharInx + "\n" + "Spanish Paragraph Length: " + spParaLen); 
    var spCharInx =0
    if (enCharInx <= spParaLen){
      spCharInx = enCharInx
      }
    else{
      spCharInx = spParaLen - 1
    }
    $.writeln("---> Placed on Spanish Column: " + spCharInx + "\n");
      return spCharInx
      
  }

  myDocEn.stories[0].paragraphs[paraInx].characters[enCharInx].duplicate (LocationOptions.BEFORE, myDocSp.stories[0].paragraphs[paraInx].characters[spCharInx]);

}

 

 
I attach 2 indesign if you want to test.
I think the error is in the linke 28, when I calculate the English paragraph Length.
 
Thanks!
 
 
 
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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 01, 2020
Sunil Yadav Adobe Community Professional , Nov 01, 2020
I do not understand why you are checking character index with para length in spanish document. Anyway you can put one validation: else if (enCharInx > spParaLen){ return null; } And if return is null then do not duplicate. var myDocEn = app.documents[0]; var myDocSp = app.documents[1]; app.findTextPreferences = app.changeTextPreferences = NothingEnum.nothing; app.findTextPreferences.findWhat = "^I"; var found = myDocEn.findText(); app.findTextPreferences = app.changeTextPreferences= Noth...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I do not understand why you are checking character index with para length in spanish document.

Anyway you can put one validation:

else if (enCharInx > spParaLen){
    return null;
    }

And if return is null then do not duplicate.

var myDocEn = app.documents[0];
var myDocSp = app.documents[1];
app.findTextPreferences = app.changeTextPreferences = NothingEnum.nothing;
app.findTextPreferences.findWhat = "^I";
var found = myDocEn.findText();
app.findTextPreferences = app.changeTextPreferences= NothingEnum.nothing;
var foundLen = found.length;
$.writeln("\t"+"Total Index found: " + foundLen);
if (foundLen == 0) {
    alert ("Didn't find any index markers.\nPlease check the correct document is active.");
    }

for (var i = 0; i < foundLen; i++) {
    var item = found[i];
    var story = item.parentStory;
    var lastSelIP = item.insertionPoints.lastItem();
    var paras = story.texts.itemByRange(story.insertionPoints.item(0),lastSelIP).paragraphs;
    var currPara = story.paragraphs.item(paras.length - 1);
    var chars = currPara.texts.itemByRange (currPara.insertionPoints.item(0), lastSelIP).characters;
    var paraInx = paras.length - 1;
    var enCharInx = chars.length - 1;
    var spParaLen = myDocSp.stories[0].paragraphs[paraInx].length;
    //var spCharInx = (enCharInx <= spParaLen)? enCharInx:spParaLen - 1;
    var spCharInx = ParaLen(enCharInx,spParaLen);
    if(spCharInx != null){
        myDocEn.stories[0].paragraphs[paraInx].characters[enCharInx].duplicate (LocationOptions.BEFORE, myDocSp.stories[0].paragraphs[paraInx].characters[spCharInx]);
        }
    }
//==============
function ParaLen(enCharInx,spParaLen){
    $.writeln("English Index Column: " + enCharInx + "\n" + "Spanish Paragraph Length: " + spParaLen); 
    var spCharInx =0;
    if (enCharInx <= spParaLen){
        spCharInx = enCharInx;
        }
    else if (enCharInx > spParaLen){
        return null;
        }
    else{
        spCharInx = spParaLen - 1;
        }
    $.writeln("---> Placed on Spanish Column: " + spCharInx + "\n");
    return spCharInx;
    }

Best

Sunil 

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Engaged ,
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Hi Sunil,

thanks so much for check the code.

 

The reason is because in one paragraph the total length can be:

longer than english

lower than english

equal than english

 

If I use your code, you can see in this picture how the spanish text don't get all entries if the english are longer than spanish.

Screen Shot 2020-11-01 at 4.18.55 PM.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I modify the script like this:

var myDocEn = app.documents[0];
var myDocSp = app.documents[1];

app.findTextPreferences = app.changeTextPreferences = NothingEnum.nothing;
app.findTextPreferences.findWhat = "^I";
var found = myDocEn.findText();
app.findTextPreferences = app.changeTextPreferences= NothingEnum.nothing;
var foundLen = found.length;
$.writeln("\t"+"Total Index found: " + foundLen); 


if (foundLen == 0) {
  alert ("Didn't find any index markers.\nPlease check the correct document is active.");
}

for (var i = 0; i < foundLen; i++) {
  var item = found[i];
  var story = item.parentStory;
  var lastSelIP = item.insertionPoints.lastItem();
  var paras = story.texts.itemByRange(story.insertionPoints.item(0),lastSelIP).paragraphs;
  var currPara = story.paragraphs.item(paras.length - 1);
  var chars = currPara.texts.itemByRange (currPara.insertionPoints.item(0), lastSelIP).characters;
  var paraInx = paras.length - 1;
  var enCharInx = chars.length - 1;
  var spParaLen = myDocSp.stories[0].paragraphs[paraInx].length;

  //var spCharInx = (enCharInx <= spParaLen)? enCharInx:spParaLen - 1;
  var spCharInx = ParaLen(enCharInx,spParaLen);

  function ParaLen(enCharInx,spParaLen){
    $.writeln("English Index Column: " + enCharInx + "\n" + "Spanish Paragraph Length: " + spParaLen); 
    var spCharInx = 0
    if (enCharInx < spParaLen){
      spCharInx = enCharInx
      }
    else if (enCharInx = spParaLen){
      spCharInx = enCharInx -1
      }    
    else if (enCharInx > spParaLen){
      spCharInx = spParaLen - 1
      }   
    else{
      spCharInx = spParaLen - 1
    }
    $.writeln("---> Placed on Spanish Column: " + spCharInx + "\n");
      return spCharInx
      
  }

  myDocEn.stories[0].paragraphs[paraInx].characters[enCharInx].duplicate (LocationOptions.BEFORE, myDocSp.stories[0].paragraphs[paraInx].characters[spCharInx]);

}

 

 

Now works:

Screen Shot 2020-11-01 at 4.21.38 PM.png

 

 

Now works in all cases, please let me know if you see some advaice or impruvement.

Screen Shot 2020-11-01 at 4.24.27 PM.png

 

 

Best regards. 

 

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You need to put your conditions like this:

if (enCharInx < spParaLen){
      spCharInx = enCharInx
      }
    else if (enCharInx == spParaLen){
      spCharInx = enCharInx -1
      }    
    else if (enCharInx > spParaLen){
      spCharInx = spParaLen - 1
      }   
    else{
      spCharInx = spParaLen - 1
    }

Best

Sunil

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