mlange at widged.com
Wed Mar 7 05:32:11 CST 2007
> 1. Does anyone have a similar program
If you download SoSmartSoftware excellent revonline picker:
You can look for "user movable fields" or look for "Troutfoot" on
> My plan was to shuffle a sentence and get him to click on words to
> paste the word into another text box in the correct order.
Feel free to contact me on list or privately if you need any help on
this (send me a copy if you post on list as I don't always have the
time to check out each post on the list).
That's an exercise I need to add to my exercist collection:
To get a better idea of what you are after, in the collection at:
What is the closest to what you have in mind: (1) Unscrambel (2)
Unscramble the sentence (3) Sentence Reconstruction (4) Mixed-up
Sentence (5) Fridge Magnets... or something different?
> 2. Sorting. I am using the "sort" command to sort the words in a
> container from the text field, but they are not sorting. If I use
> a few lines of text, then these get sorted, but I was under the
> impression that if the line "sort items of holder" (holder as a
> variable) is used, then the words in a container would be sorted.
> But it is not.
put the text of field 1 into tText
put replacetext(tText, "[^\w\s]", "") into tText
put replacetext(tText, "\b\d+\b", "") into tText
put replacetext(tText, "\s+", " ") into tText
set the itemdel to " "
sort items of tText by word 1 of each
put cr & "---" & cr & deleteDuplicates(tText, true) after message
put cr & "---" & cr & deleteDuplicates(tText, false) after message
function deleteDuplicates pText, pCaseSensitive
if pText is empty then return empty
if pCaseSensitive is true then
set the casesensitive to true
-- set the casesensitive to false
put tolower(pText) into pText
set the itemdel to " "
repeat with x = the number of items in pText down to 2
if item x of pText = item (x-1) of pText then delete item x of
The first replacetext will get rid of stuff like "?.:," (\w = word
character, \s = spacing character; [^xy] = any character but x or y).
You may want it or not, up to you to see. The second one will get rid
of any number or sequence of digits on their own (\b = word boundary,
\d = digit). The third one will replace any sequence of spaces, tabs
or any other spacing characters with a single space.
You may have or not some use of the second function, to delete
duplicates within the sorted text (useful to avoid mutiple instances
of "the", "in", etc.)
Marielle Lange (PhD), http://widged.com
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