sorting html text with arrays

Mark Swindell mdswindell at cruzio.com
Tue Oct 5 23:46:25 EDT 2010


Excellent question, and one I only thought of after posting mine!  There would need to be a series of precedence rules, and I don't know them.  

But to simplify, let's say you had unique examples of styled tex, and t that you wanted to maintain their styles.  For example, in this mini-dictionary I've got 26 (almost) unique headings:  A B C D... etc. bold, larger font, underlined.  I want them to maintain their integrity while adding in a batch of new words.  Would it be possible to sort while leaving alone the htmlText characteristics of first instance items in a field such as this?

Mark


On Oct 5, 2010, at 4:09 PM, Dick Kriesel wrote:

> Hi, Mark.  What are the rules for handling words that appear with more than
> one style?
> 
> -- Dick 
> 
> 
> On 10/5/10 11:40 AM, "Mark Swindell" <mdswindell at cruzio.com> wrote:
> 
>> I'm using the following script to create a glossary/word list of all words
>> appearing in a songbook I'm making in Apple's Pages word processor (over 2,000
>> unique words).   (Thanks to Phil Davis for his help with arrays.)
>> 
>> What I am wondering is if the formatted text can be retained in a case like
>> this, and how.  My attempts so far have failed, as the htmlText tags are
>> included in the sort... not what I want.)  I'd like to be able to paste in
>> from the word processor and do the sort while maintaining formatting (bold,
>> font, font size), and then be able to take that result and copy and paste it
>> back into the word processor.
>> 
>> Am I asking too much?
>> 
>> Thanks
>> Mark
>> 
>> on mouseUp
>>   repeat for each word tWord in tStripEm
>>        add 1 to aWordCounts[tWord]
>>   end repeat
>>   put the keys of aWordCounts into tList
>>   sort lines of tList
>>   put tList into field "sorted3"
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