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editor10
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Making and index of first lines?

Post by editor10 » 2017-04-26 11:26:05

Is there a way to generate an index of first lines of paragraphs for a document? And then click on a line and go to that line? I seem to remember something like this long ago in Nisus.

Kino
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Re: Making and index of first lines?

Post by Kino » 2017-04-26 12:36:43

How about adding bookmark to all the first lines of paragraph? The macro below will do the job.

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### Bookmark First Lines ###

Require Pro Version '2.1'

$prefix = @S'_'

/*
 • $prefix above defined will make it easier to distinguish bookmarks added by this macro from other bookmarks.
 • If your document has not other bookmarks, use @S'' which will add nothing to bookmark names.
*/

$doc = Document.active
if $doc == @undefined
	exit 'No open document, exiting...'
end

$paragraphStarts = $doc.text.findAll '^(?=\S)', 'E-i'
	# Get the location of paragraph starts followed by a visible character.

if $paragraphStarts.count > 0
	foreach $start in $paragraphStarts
		$firstLine = TextSelection.new($start.text, $start.text.rangeOfLineAtIndex($start.location))
		# Get TextSelection object for this paragraph start.
		$bookmarkName = $prefix & $firstLine.substring
		Push Target Selection $firstLine
			Add Bookmark As $bookmarkName
		Pop Target Selection
	end
end

Set Navigator Mode 'Bookmarks by Location'
Set Navigator Shown @true

### end of macro
BookmarkFirstLines_20170427_nwm.zip
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Kino
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Re: Making and index of first lines?

Post by Kino » 2017-04-27 02:44:58

editor10 wrote:I seem to remember something like this long ago in Nisus.
I just had an idea. Macro is not necessary. Switch to the Style sheet and add a TOC level to the paragraph style for normal text. First portion of every paragraph in that style will show up in the Navigator.

editor10
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Re: Making and index of first lines?

Post by editor10 » 2017-04-27 11:07:55

Kino,

Thank you very much. The macro didn't work for me but the TOC style method is perfect.

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