Re: MS Word Replace: Decrement each numerical value by 7?

Subject: Re: MS Word Replace: Decrement each numerical value by 7?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:28:22 -0800

Solution found, by way of a Word numerical decrement macro provided by a UK
techwriter, Paul Beverley, at Archive Publications. Visiting his site will
get a free book of Word macros that may come in handy for one of your
projects some day.

When I created the original index using PDF Index Generator, I neglected to
exclude the first seven pages of inconsequential frontal matter and the
TOC. Then the company behind the app updated the tool and, like a fool, I
trusted my project with the unknown. In trying to recreate the index anew,
this time excluding pages 1â7, the app generated an error upon each
successive attempt. I was forced to find another route.

(I've since sent my project config file and PDF text to the app creator so
they can sort out the problem for future use.)

> Chris

On Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 11:47 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:
>
> I have an document index file like so:
>
> *A*
>
> Abnormal Speed Detection Time, 67, 197
>
> Abnormal Speed Settings, 197-198
>
> Acc/Dec Base Frequency Adjustment, 63
>
> Acc/Dec Pattern 2, 173
>
> Accel/Decel 1 Settings, 82
>
>
> Every referenced page number is seven more than the actual page where the
> item appears. All page numbers are set in a typeface different from the
> item being indexed (e.g., Acc/Dec Pattern 2).
>
> I'm looking for a *Replace* sequence that will decrement each numerical
> value by 7.
>
> How to proceed?
>
> Thanks
>
> Chris
>
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