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Old 10-10-2015, 06:44 AM   #1
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Get cursor position or highlighted text inside plugin

Hi there,

From with a plugin, is there any way to get the current position of the cursor, or the hightlighted text (start/end position) in a HTML file?

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Old 10-10-2015, 12:55 PM   #2
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Hi,
No, there isn't. The plugin can see which file was highlighted in the book browser, but can not see where the cursor is in the file.

What exactly do you need to do at that point that you can't do with a regex or a search/replace?

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Old 10-10-2015, 12:59 PM   #3
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Hi,
One way around this is to add a known id to the closest tag or wrap a piece of text in a span with a known id attribute, and then invoke the plugin on the currently selected file and have it look for that id in the plugin. That might work.

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Old 10-11-2015, 02:34 AM   #4
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Hi Kevin,

Thanks for your reply, I appreciate it.

When converting pdf's into html a lot of the semantics get lost and oftentimes one (or I at least) cannot discriminate between different semantics by means of a regex. Only by comparing the original pdf and the resulting epub can one see what the original semantics was.

For example, my latest conversion was a pdf with verses. At he end of a verse their could be a little note in italic. And between verses there can be commentary in italic. Each note/commentary could contain multiple </i>xyz<i> when words need to be in normal case. So far, I have not been able to write the perfect regex to handle these situations.

After the crude regex work I always find myself comparing the pdf and epub page by page and fix any differences only the eye could detect. And mostly, different solutions are needed for the different scenario's.

So, I was thinking about a plugin which could remain open and showing a list of 'solutions' that could be applied after selecting text in the "Book View" or "Code View". This would very much ease the flow of manually correcting 400 pages.

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Old 11-23-2018, 04:41 AM   #5
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Is there now a way to get cursor position?

Hi,
It was a long time ago. So I want to know if there now a way to get cursor position or to add some html-codes at cursor position. For example I want that the user add some info to generate Table (this part is ok) and then I generate a HTML-Table (this part is ok too). Generated Table should added at cursor position (for this part I need a way). Can somebody help me with it? or does somebody has any ideas?

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No. And there are no plans to add that feature as you can simply use Sigil's clips feature to insert a "marker" at the current cursor position and then have your plugin look for that marker and replace it with anything you want.
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It was a long time ago. So I want to know if there now a way to get cursor position or to add some html-codes at cursor position.
In addition to KevinH's suggestion, you could also have the plugin copy the table code to the clipboard with pyperclip.
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Old 11-25-2018, 05:37 AM   #8
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Ok. Thank you I will try it :-).
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Hi,
I have tried with pyperclip and it works thanks again.
But if I use the bundled python interpreter I got
this error:

ImportError: No module named 'pyperclip'
Error: No module named 'pyperclip'


How can I use the bundled python interpreter and my plugin with pyperclip or some other packages?

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How can I use the bundled python interpreter and my plugin with pyperclip or some other packages?
Simply copy the whole pyperclip folder from
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C:\Python3X\Lib\site-packages\pyperclip
to the plugin folder. I.e., the same folder that contains plugin.py.
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Simply copy the whole pyperclip folder from
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C:\Python3X\Lib\site-packages\pyperclip
to the plugin folder. I.e., the same folder that contains plugin.py.
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