Document.body.search filters out relevant hit

Nils Lockean 1 Reputation point
2022-04-25T14:05:25.607+00:00

Our Word add-in needs to select a piece of text between startOffset A and endOffset B. Since the Office JS API doesn't provide a way to set a selection between start/end positions the body text, we use the search function. This works fine in most cases, however not when the same text is repeated multiple times.

Suppose i want to select "test test" in the document body "test test test". There are two occurrences of "test test" in this document body but the search API only finds one: "[test test] test". I need to select the second occurrence, "test [test test]", but can't seem to get the search API to find it.

Has anyone else found a solution for this issue?

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JavaScript API
An Office service that supports add-ins to interact with objects in Office client applications.
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