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find selected text
From:  alex
Date:  24. March 2012, 01:34

I need help finding info about the selected text.

I tried this, but it it came up undefined.

var selectedItems = document.getItems({
selected: true
});

var range = selectedItems.characters;

any help is greatly appreciated

Re: find selected text
From:  pqbd
Date:  25. March 2012, 23:50

The property you're looking for is the selectedRange of a TextStory object. This returns a TextRange object, which contains the whole string as the .content property, and an array of characters which each have a single character as their content.

var sel=document.selectedItems[0];
var range=sel.selectedRange;
console.log("this is the selected string:");
console.log(range.content);
console.log("this is the first selected character:");
console.log(range.characters[0].content);

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