Find and Replace based on text shade

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Find and Replace based on text shade

Post by MarkyBoy » 29 Mar 2016, 08:41

Hi all… Is there a way to 'find and replace' a text phrase that is set to a shade of 50% and replace with another text phrase set to 100%?

I have a recurring dialogue box that appears many times in a catalogue and I need to change part of the text from 50% to 100%.

I realise that it is probably bad practice to put a shade on text and I should have used a 100% paler colour!

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Re: Find and Replace based on text shade

Post by MikeWenzloff » 29 Mar 2016, 11:48

Unless you are using a Mac and either someone can write an applescript or one exists that you can modify, I do believe it will need to be done manually.

Next time consider making a swatch of a percentage of color. Then if the need changes, just changing the swatch changes all instances of that color.


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Re: Find and Replace based on text shade

Post by Jean-Marie Schwartz » 30 Mar 2016, 02:57

Provided there is no other text set to any shade you'd want to keep as is, this is a piece of code that will set the shade of every text of every story of your document to 100%. Let me know if it makes it.

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tell application "QuarkXPress9"
	tell document 1
		set the shade of (every text of every story) to "100%"
	end tell
end tell
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