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Overview
Highlight words or phrases in a Document using a list from a Spreadsheet!
For writers, you can highlight character names, place names, cliched phrases, overused words, filler words, sense-filtering words, swear words, etc.

* Basic mode for highlighting something quick and easy.

* Advanced mode for detailed configuration of your highlighting and search parameters. Highlight from a word list, highlight selections, highlight continuously as you type, highlight sentences by length! Clear highlights from doc or selection!

* Robust stats viewer for word count, word frequency, list of all sentences, and readability statistics.

* 100% free, no in-app purchases, no ads, no analytics tracking.  Created for writers, by a writer.

Quick Start Guide

1 -- Create a Spreadsheet with a word list in a column.

2 -- Create a Document with text to highlight.

3 -- Open this Add-on in the Document by going to the "Add-ons" menu and selecting "Writer's Highlighter" then "Start".

4 -- Copy your spreadsheet's link (address/URL) and paste it into the first box.

5 -- Select the sheet and column where your word list is located.

6 -- Configure the highlight settings as you wish.  The preview at the bottom shows how it will look.

7 -- Hover over the [?]'s for help.

8 -- Run the highlighter with the 'Highlight!' button.  

Alternatively, click the 'Highlight selection' button to manually highlight the text you select with your mouse, or use the 'Highlight sentences' button to highlight your sentences based on their length.
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Anthony Torneo
April 16, 2021
WOW VERY COOL!!!
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Saunga Sakhizada
March 11, 2021
How do i use this? i will give it a four 4 star for now.
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Belinda O'Connor
March 2, 2021
You just saved me soooo much time - I have literally hundreds of pages to review and hand over to my manager with key terms highlighted! I can only really get basic mode working (I'm getting an error on Advanced - its telling me to enter a hex code for the colour even when there is one there) but that is more than doing what I need. Thanks again so much!
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R. T.
March 3, 2021
Ah, if you get that error it means you don't have an actual code (like "#333333") in the box. You may have forgotten the "#" or had too many or two few numbers (it has to be a # followed by 6 numbers.
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Stevie Collier
February 8, 2021
I love this app. It's really disappointing to see people giving it a 1 star for minor inconveniences. This is one person coding and giving us all a gift. Just goes to show you that there are some entitled people out there who lack self-awareness and awareness of the generosity of others. I speak for all us intelligent, kind, and appreciative authors when I say Thank you. Even if this doesn't work, you still tried to share. Sorry for the rant, I was just getting really ticked off with the reviews lol Thanks again
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Samson Assefa
December 13, 2020
Samson Assefa Gebrehiwot
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Motzie Dapul
December 9, 2020
The side bar says "Drive Refused to Connect." I am using it on Google Chrome. I'm using Writer's Highlighter with a work Google account that's not my default; maybe the add-on is trying to connect to my personal Google Drive? Idk it's my first time using it and I really need help cause otherwise this is as good as useless to me.
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Dio
October 1, 2020
I though the add-on store would be filled with apps like these but this is the only one of its kind. Thanks! I would like to make 1 suggestion and that's using the second column of the the spreadsheet for notes, alternatives or suggestions. These could be put after the original word highlighted in a special colour or between brackets. A hover-would be best but I'm not sure this would be possible.
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Jmeelee C
September 29, 2020
The “Whole Words Only” setting does not seem to work. I have it checked but it is still highlighting partial words (example: I was it to highlight “is” and it highlights “his”
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R. T.
September 29, 2020
"Whole words only" works fine for me and everyone else as far as I know. That setting relies on the RegEx token "\b" however, so if you are using characters other than the English alphabet and the numbers 0-9 in your writing, or if you are using some unconventional whitespace character (other than a space, tab, etc.), then that could be the probelem. It could also be an issue in your word list; for example, if you have wildcards in the list, so you could try turning off wildcards if you're using that. Finally, you might try a different browser, as browsers vary in their support of different RegEx / EMCAScript functions. I test the addon only in Firefox and Chrome on a Windows 10 desktop, so if you're using it with Netscape on FreeBSD or something, that may be the issue.
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James Edward
September 25, 2020
Totally broken; won't load google sheet anymore...looks like an awesome tool and almost totally unique, so frustrating. Would love to see and use a working version.
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R. T.
September 28, 2020
Thanks for this bug report. I believe I have fixed the issue that you're having. I'm just one guy coding this for my personal use in my spare time, but I hope you are able to enjoy this free app now that the bug is fixed.
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DORAGONROUDO
September 23, 2020
I was using this for years and it suddenly not working, I'm not sure why. Looks like there was a problem with Google Sheet file, it couldn't load Google Sheet file any more.
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