I’m trying to cut down the number of repeat texts in the WIP I’m writing.
I’ve found that general consensus among other writers is that multireplace is useful for small sections of text rather than paragraphs. From what I know using an *if statement in a text body is possible but every time I’ve tried to do it I get an error.
Basically, I’ve a small number of paragraphs (the body of the text is let’s say 7 paragraphs, we need to replace 3 based on a variable that already exists) that would need to be replaced based on a numerical value of an already established variable.
Problem is, replacing one or two words doesn’t work here. The scene in question is a funeral which changes drastically based on the faith of the individual. Jews do not bury their dead the same way Christians do nor do people that are Islamic nor other religions. So in short? For religious accuracy I’d need to replace those paragraphs and there’s not really a way around it.
I’m basically trying to avoid writing 6 scenes with 4 of the same paragraphs in each scene since the variations are slight but enough that it needs to be changed.
An *if gate that leads to different scenes can work here but again; I’m trying to avoid repeating text. Otherwise the easiest solution is to copy/paste what I’m doing and edit the paragraphs manually.