The Increment Templated Service is one I wrote a couple of years ago and have found more useful over time than I thought it would be. It’s had some updates since then, and now covers a few more use cases.
To use it, you simply write some text with “##x,y##” in it, where x is the starting number and y is the ending number for the sequence. For example:
This is part ##10,13## of 20.
When that text is selected and the service is run, you get:
This is part 10 of 20. This is part 11 of 20. This is part 12 of 20. This is part 13 of 20.
You can also insert repeats or modified repeats of the current index, so the text:
##0,4## This is list item ##+1##
Will take the current index and add 1 to it in the place of the modifier:
0. This is list item 1 1. This is list item 2 2. This is list item 3 3. This is list item 4 4. This is list item 5
First, it maintains indentation better now, so you can use it in more situations.
Just to scratch my own itch for a one-time need, I also added the ability to left-pad numbers in the template sequence.
You can now pad numbers in the sequence by adding leading zeroes. The result will pad to the length of the starting number or modifier. For example:
##001,5##. List item ##00##
001. List item 01 002. List item 02 003. List item 03 004. List item 04 005. List item 05
You can also exclude the start and end modifiers by prefixing them with “?:”, e.g.:
?:##0,4## This is item ##1##
This is item 1 This is item 2 This is item 3 This is item 4 This is item 5
Which allows you to repeat a sequence a certain number of times but display only the modified token outputs.