Searching and Editing Word Docs
While writing and editing technical books like this one, I end up with many folders containing different incremental versions of the manuscript. I want to search these to find the chapters that contain a keyword and open only the ones I need to fix something globally. I want my search tool to check the latest version and only open documents that contain that keyword as a whole word.
I developed a hybrid solution that is a UNIX shell script, which generates some AppleScript that calls a Visual Basic command inside Word. It all works predictably but requires some tricky escape coding to ensure that characters are ...