SelectedChunk

Warren Kuhl warrenkuhl at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 11:05:35 EDT 2010


Mike,

Thank you very much.  You have been most helpful!

All the best!
Warren

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 10:03 AM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> Would have to program it, and now that i'm more awake, not sure you need to
> go through all the convoluted stuff I did.
>
> This is probably closer to what you can end up with.
> on mouseUp
>   put word 2 of the selectedchunk into tChar
>   put char 1 to tChar of field 1 into tTmp
>   put the number of words in tTmp
> end mouseUp
>
> This will work with the exception that if your selection includes a space
> at
> the left the wordcount will be off by 1, so you'd have to test and decide
> how you want it to behave in that situation.  Will also have to test for a
> simple insertion point rather than a selection also and adjust accordingly.
>
>
> To force full word selections, I believe one of the Marks posted something
> a
> not too long ago that would do this... The gist of the script (If I recall
> correctly) was that when a selection is made, you check for word boundaries
> to the right and left and adjust the selection accordingly.
> Once you have your char positions you can set the selection.
>
> select char 5 to 12 of field "yourfield"
>
> I haven't actually tried the forced selection part.
>
> G'luck with all this. If I can locate the script I'm trying to remember,
> i'll post a link.
>
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 8:40 AM, Warren Kuhl <warrenkuhl at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Mike,
> >
> > Thank you very much for this.  I really appreciate it.  Looks exactly
> like
> > what I was looking for.
> >
> > You mentioned forcing only whole words.  Is this a command?  Or something
> I
> > would need to program?
> >
> > Thanks again!
> > Warren
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 9:21 AM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > I'm positive this can be shortened, but as is should do what you want.
> It
> > > could be simplified greatly of course if you are forcing only whole
> word
> > > selections, but this will account for partial word selects, and also
> just
> > > an
> > > insertion point.
> > > *
> > > on mouseUp
> > >   -- Determine if there is actually a selection of more than 1 char
> > >   if word 2 of the selectedchunk - word 4 of the selectedchunk < 0 then
> > >      put word 2 of the selectedchunk into tChar
> > >   else
> > >      put word 4 of the selectedchunk into tChar
> > >   end if
> > >
> > >   -- Determine if the selection is already on a word boundary.
> > >   --if so determine which word the break is at.
> > >   if char tChar of field 1 is space then
> > >      put true into tCharMatch
> > >      put char 1 to tChar of field 1 into tTmp
> > >      put"Word: " & the number of words  in tTmp + 1 into tWord
> > >   end if
> > >
> > >   -- if a match hasn't been found yet, and we're not at the field start
> > >   -- nudge 1 char left and check for word break. Repeat until top of
> > field
> > > or match
> > >   repeat while tChar > 1 and tCharMatch is empty
> > >      subtract 1 from tChar
> > >      if char tChar of field 1 is space then
> > >         put true into tCharMatch
> > >         put char 1 to tChar of field 1 into tTmp
> > >         put "Word: " & the number of words in tTmp + 1 into tWord
> > >      else if tChar = 0 then
> > >         --if we reach the start of the field, must be the first word
> > >         put "Word: 1" into tWord
> > >      end if
> > >   end repeat
> > >
> > >  answer information tWord
> > > end mouseUp*
> > >
> > > On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 7:17 AM, Warren Kuhl <warrenkuhl at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Is there an easy way to retrieve the word # of a field based on the
> > > > SelectedChunk?  The SelectedChunk contains the start/end position of
> a
> > > word
> > > > of a field.  Just am trying to determine which word without to much
> > > > coding...if possible.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for any help!
> > > > Warren
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