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hlSection ( theText ; Values ; Red ; Green ; Blue ; Style )

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Matt Wills, Virtual Vermont
http://www.virtualvermont.com/FMP/

Highlight everything between specified words with Text Color and Styles

Sample Input:
<font color="Gray">Where theText is:</font>

When, in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political bands, which have connected them with another...

<font color="Gray">and you want to make everything between "dissolve" and "bands" appear bolded and underlined in red, the CF would be:</font>

hlSection ( theText ; "dissolveĀ¶bands" ; 255 ; 0 ; 0 ; Bold+Underline )
Sample Output:
When, in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to <font color="Red"><B><U>dissolve the Political bands</U></B></font>, which have connected them with another..."


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Description:

Displays everything between two given words in a specified color and styles.

The words in the Values parameter are separated by a pilcrow (as would be values in a list).

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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Useful, thank you. I've created a recursive version that I'm using as a primitive color-coder for some XML:

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/* hlSection ( theText ; Values ; Red ; Green ; Blue ; Style ) */

Let ( [

StartWord = GetValue ( Values ; 1 ) ;
Start = Position ( theText ; StartWord ; 1 ; 1 ) ;
FinishWord = GetValue ( Values ; 2 ) ;
Finish = Position ( theText ; FinishWord ; Start ; 1 ) + Length ( FinishWord ) ;
Pre = Left ( theText ; Start -1 ) ;
Phrase = TextColor ( Middle ( theText ; Start ; Finish - Start ) ; RGB ( Red ; Green ; Blue ) ) ;
Post = Right ( theText ; Length ( theText ) - Finish + 1);
More = PatternCount ( Filter ( Post ; StartWord & FinishWord) ; StartWord & FinishWord)

] ;

Pre &

If (not IsEmpty (Style) ; TextStyleAdd ( Phrase ; Style ) ; Phrase ) &

If ( More ; hlSection ( post ; Values ; Red ; Green ; Blue ; Style ) ;
Post
)

)
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Peter Vinogradov, Hyde Park, NY
February 14, 2011 7:24am

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