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  • jperkins

    Alpha-Sort IDs on Insert Content Reference Dialog

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    Last Activity 14 years, 2 months ago

    As part of our online module authoring process, we make several dozen content references into a large topic with many IDs. To speed up the process, I created a startup macro that will alpha sort the IDs on the “Insert Content Reference” dialog, making it easier to locate a particular ID.

    I thought I'd share it in case anyone else might find it useful. Just create a new .mcr file in your startup folder and paste it in.


      InsertConrefDlgDataModel.prototype._old_setCandidateElems = InsertConrefDlgDataModel.prototype.setCandidateElems;   InsertConrefDlgDataModel.prototype.setCandidateElems = function()
        this._old_setCandidateElems();     var sortfn = function(a, b) {
    var aid = a.getAttribute(“id”);
    var bid = b.getAttribute(“id”);
    if (aid < bid)
    return -1;
    else if (aid > bid)
    return 1;
    return 0;
    } this.fCandidateElems.sort(sortfn);



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