I'm trying to build a complicated macro to add a footnote to text selected in
a document. There are two values that I need to maintain while the macro
runs, so that those values can be inserted into the proper places within the
links that the macro creates. The values are CURRENT_FN_NUMBER, a unique id
I create with the shell date command; and CURRENT_FN_TITLE, which is the
value of $TM_SELECTED_TEXT when the macro launches.
I'd like to us those values to insert code into the document, e.g.
* At the beginning of the current paragraph: <a
* Replace selected text with: <a
* At bottom of document, just before "<!--<next footnote -->":
There's more to it than that (setting div and span tags, adding class
attributes, etc.), but you get the idea. The macro does a lot of jumping
around within the document, setting and removing bookmarks as it goes.
I've created CURRENT_FN_NUMBER and CURRENT_FN_TITLE as project environmental
variables, but I can't figure out how to set values for those variables when
the macro executes.
I'm (obviously) new at this game; I'd appreciate help.
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