regex to locate text and colorize it in a list

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at
Tue Aug 9 19:25:27 EDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 6:19 PM, John Craig wrote:

> Hi, Roger.  Here's a quickie - create a stack with two fields ('in' and
> 'out')  put your data into field 'in' and the following into the button
> script;
> on mouseUp
>   set itemDel to tab
>   put fld "in" into tData
>   put the num of lines in tData into tLines
>   repeat with i = 1 to tLines
>      put item 1 of line i of tData into tNumber
>      replace tNumber with "<font color=red>" & tNumber & "</font>" in item
> 4 of line i of tData
>      put "<br>" after line i of tData
>   end repeat
>   set the htmlText of fld "out" to tData
> end mouseUp
> :)
Thank you John!  However, my goal is to only make a portion of the filename
red, not the entire filename. I need to locate, line by line, where the text
matches the text from the first column of that line, and ONLY affect the
color of those chars.


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