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9924[Clip] Re: Variables - values don't stick

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  • John Zeman <john041650@yahoo.com>
    Mar 1, 2003
      Actually Jody, as recently as a few months ago, I occasionally experienced that same problem M. Sean had.. Sometimes back then I was inserting text without the ^!InsertText command and occasionally, not always, (op system Win2k) the variable name would be inserted instead of the variable contents. I started making a habit of always using ^!InsertText before the text and/or variable and haven't had the problem since.. By the way, I stay current on the NoteTab Pro versions, so it was probably 4.90 or 4.91 I was using then..


      --- In ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com, Jody <av1611@e...> wrote:
      > Hi M. Sean,
      > >BINGO! That was it!
      > I believe you still have a problem. ^!Insert or ^!InsertText is not
      > needed. There was a time when at least "^!" had to be in the Clip
      > for certain other code to work. I think it was wizards: ^?[Test].
      > It appears Eric may have fixed it so that "^!" is not needed at all
      > anymore or I forget the certain code that would not work. Your
      > original Clip was tested and worked in XP for at least two of us
      > that tried. I'm glad it works for you, but it is added code that
      > you have to put in that is not needed. I have many a Clips that do
      > what you had. In fact, when the Clip Code was much smaller, only a
      > few dozen commands maybe, it was common practice to use pure text.
      > Variables containing text do indeed get processed w/o using ^!Insert
      > or ^!InsertText. I'd be curious to know what it does know if you
      > take ^!InsertText out.
      > >All of the clips had simple text, with inserted variables, without
      > >the ^!InsertText command. (The documentation does not make it clear
      > >that this should be used.) It appears that the clip language under
      > >Windows 2000 is more forgiving on this point than under Win XP.
      > >
      > >Thanks to all for your help and advice.
      > >
      > >
      > >--- In ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com, "John Zeman <john041650@y...>"
      > ><john041650@y...> wrote:
      > >> If your command line in the "Play" clip is literally as you post it
      > >here, then is there is no command to execute in it.. So NoteTab is
      > >probably interpreting the entire line as text, only. Have you tried
      > >changing your clip from this:
      > >>
      > >> H="Play"
      > >> The string is ^%var1%
      > >>
      > >> to:
      > >>
      > >> H="Play"
      > >> ^!InsertText The string is ^%var1%
      > Happy Clip'n!
      > Jody
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