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Re: Macro question: place variable in Mac OS clipboard?

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  • em315
    Thanks for this suggestion. I ve now implemented your suggestion, and left the clipboard untouched, which I wanted to do all along. New version posted now. So
    Message 1 of 14 , Mar 23, 2013
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      Thanks for this suggestion. I've now implemented your suggestion, and left the clipboard untouched, which I wanted to do all along. New version posted now.

      So basically this code is entirely yours. Thanks again.

      --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "John R" <johnrethorst@...> wrote:
      >
      > Looks like it would work fine. I'd probably steer clear of the clipboard and pass the value to WP with a neutral (and in this case often helpful) macro like Redraw, adding a parameter to it that WP accepts as a script variable. Script variables 1-50 are global in scope.
      >
      > set theZoom to text returned of (display dialog "Enter zoom level:") etc.
      > tell app "WordPerfect" to do script {"Redraw",theZoom)
      >
      > placing the numeric string into ScriptVar01.
      >
      > John R.
      >
      >
      > --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "em315" <em315@> wrote:
      > >
      > > That's exactly what I did in the version that I posted yesterday. I used an Applescript to prompt the user for a default zoom level; then I save it to the clipboard so that WP can copy it from the clipboard to a global variable, which is used by the OnOpenDocument macro (and a New Document Template is in the Templates folder so that new documents get the same zoom level).
      > >
      > > The same Applescript saves a text file that contains the zoom-level number.
      > >
      > > An OnStartup macro that runs when WP starts up runs an Applescript that reads the text file for the zoom-level number and copies it to the clipboard - so that the WP macro can copy the number from the clipboard to a global variable. It seems to work.
      > >
      > > Again, this is entirely your idea - I just banged my forehead on the trackpad until the code seemed to work.
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "John R" <johnrethorst@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I don't know of a way to do that. But again (see last post), I'd try to generate a value in Applescript and pass that to WP instead of the other way around.
      > > >
      > > > John R.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "em315" <em315@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Now that you've answered one question, may I bother you with another:
      > > > >
      > > > > Can I use an AppleScript to get the value of a Global Variable in WordPerfect?
      > > > >
      > > > > In other words, is it possible to have an AppleScript that says something like this:
      > > > >
      > > > > tell application "WordPerfect"
      > > > > set myVar to GlobalVar26
      > > > > end tell
      > > > > tell me to activate
      > > > > display dialog myVar
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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