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The operator .next generates convenient note names and other strings in a sequence. For example:

$MyString = "footnote".next ; → "footnote 1"

$MyString = "footnote 1".next; → "footnote 2"

Specifically, .next searches a string for its last run of digits. If no digits are found, .next returns the string followed by " 1". Otherwise, the number is increments and placed in the same position in the string.

$MyString = "Agent 007 (active)".next; → "Agent 008 (active)"