I regularly transcribe chapter references from a technical manual which is a pain to do because of the periods/full-stops that must be individually typed between the numbers (subsections) in each reference.
I am trying to create an automation that will either:
Take the selected text (always numeric characters) and add a period between the numbers e.g. when the action is performed on 312812 it will output as 184.108.40.206.1.2, or
Parse a markdown document and perform this action on any numeric string in the text.
The output may be required in a different format for numbers 10 and above e.g. 220.127.116.11.8, where 15 must not be outputted as 1.5. Perhaps this could be entered as 673 15 8 to delineate this element so the output is correct.
Ideally this would be available system wide rather than in a particular application.
Any suggestions would be welcome!