sorting html text with arrays

Dick Kriesel dick.kriesel at
Tue Oct 5 19:09:15 EDT 2010

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> 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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