Thanks John - I'll keep a copy of this. You may have noticed Mark
suggesting other ways than clips too, so perhaps that is the way
forward as you imply too.
Still I'll give it a whirl, if only because it's magic to me that
this clever-looking but seeming gobbledigook can make things happen -
Thanks for offering the clip.
--- In email@example.com
, "John Zeman" <john041650@y...>
> Below is a one-two clip combo I wrote a few years ago that does
> basically what you're asking for. But I have to tell you right up
> front there are better alternatives to using NoteTab as a timer (I
> use windates now myself). As always, watch out for yahoo inserted
> line breaks (every clip line should start with a ^)
> The first clip is the basic timer and is named ALARM CLOCK:
> ; THIS CLIP WORKS WHEN STARTED FROM THE UTILTIES LIBRARY.
> ; AFTER STARTING IT, OTHER LIBRARIES CAN
> ; BE SWITCHED TO AND IT STILL RUNS
> ; BUT IF THE CLIPBOOK IS CLOSED, IT STOPS
> ; IT ALSO WILL NOT RUN WHEN LAUNCHED FROM THE CLIPBAR
> ; NOTE THAT THE TIMER STOPS WHILE
> ; OTHER CLIPS ARE RUNNING (LIKE AUTOCORRECT)
> ; CLEAR VARIABLES
> ^!ClearVariable %p_Alarm%
> ^!ClearVariable %p_AlarmMessage%
> ^!ClearVariable %p_AlarmCheckInterval%
> ^!ClearVariable %p_ForcedStop%
> ; INPUT THE TIME FOR THE ALARM
> ^!Set %p_Alarm%=^?[(M="00:00;0;?") Enter the time you wish the
> to trigger (HHMM)=]
> ^!Set %p_AlarmMessage%=^?[Enter the message to display when the
> ^!Set %x%=^?[Enter in minutes, how often the alarm should be
> ; CHANGE THE MINUTES ENTERED ABOVE INTO MILLISECONDS
> ^!Set %p_AlarmCheckInterval%=^$Calc(^%x%*60000)$
> ^!TimerStart ^%p_AlarmCheckInterval%
> ^!TimerPlay Comparator
> The next clip is called by the above one and must be in the same
> This clip when saved must be named _Comparator
> ^!If "^%p_Alarm%" >= "^$GetDate(hh:nn:ss)$" End ELSE Ring
> ^!Set %x%=^$GetSoundPath$
> ^!Sound ^%x%moan1.wav
> ^!Info ^%p_AlarmMessage%^P^P^PThe alarm was set for: ^%p_Alarm%
> Alarm Timer has been stopped at: ^$GetDate(hh:nn:ss)$
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "chrispyewoodcarving"
> <chrispyewoodcarving@y...> wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > I'm sure this is the sort of clip some of you guys can do in your
> > sleep but is beyond my meagre experience and i need it straight
> > I have to do some back exercises at set times and I keep
> > while I'm working away at the pc.
> > I need a sort of alarm clip that pops a message up on the VDU
> > and plays a sound every so often - say at half hourly intervals -
> > until I stop it.
> > Ideally, I'd like a little admin box from which I could set the
> > message, the sound and the time interval, and then activate.
> > Can anyone spare the time to put something together?
> > I'd really appreciate it.
> > Thanks
> > Chris