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Subscript, superscript and back within same field through script


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I'm trying to allow users to create chemical formulas in a text field. An example; (NH4)2C2O4 whereas all the numbers are subscript. For now a user would type the letters and when a subscripted number is needed they would click (a script) that would paste what is needed.

All is good to that point. The problem I'm having is how to finish writing the script. I can't figure out how to: a. return to normal text and b. keep the cursor at the end (no spaces) of the text in that field.

I'm close. Any help would be appreciated.

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Try this script:

Set Variable [$text; Value:WordCount ( yourTable::YourTextField )]
Set Variable [$theForm; Value:RightWords ( yourTable::YourTextField ; 1 )]
Set Variable [$len; Value:Length($theForm)]
Set Variable [$pointer; Value:1]
Commit Records/Requests [No dialog]
Loop
Set Variable [$char; Value:Middle($theForm; $pointer;1)]
If [not IsEmpty ( Filter ( $char; "123456789" ) )]
	Set Variable [$char; Value:TextStyleAdd($char; 8)]
Else
	Set Variable [$char; Value:Upper($char)]
End If
Set Variable [$converted; Value:$converted & $char]
Set Variable [$pointer; Value:$pointer + 1]
Exit Loop If [$pointer > $len]
End Loop
Set Field [yourTable::YourTextField; LeftWords ( yourTable::YourTextField; $text - 1 ) &" " &  $converted]
Set Selection [yourTable::YourTextField; Start Position: Length ( yourTable::YourTextField ) + 1; End Position: Length ( yourTable::YourTextField )]
#

The script will convert lower-case letters to upper case as well, so the user can type c2h5oh and the script will format it correctly.

If you move the script to one of the first 10 positions in the script list, the user can type the position number while holding the Command key (Mac)or Ctrl key (Windows) to execute it. It must be executed immediately after typing in the formula.

 

EDIT: This script fails with the introduction of parentheses in the formula. I don't have time now, but will revise it this evening.

Edited by doughemi
error in script
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