How do I trap the "text insertion point"?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Wed Oct 23 18:45:01 EDT 2002

Alan Gayne wrote:

> Hi all!
> I've been trying to emulate the Quickeys "Type Text" function - i.e. to
> be able to click on a button and have the text that has been stored as a
> custom property inserted at that place in a field where the text
> insertion iBeam is located.  The only problem with this is that I can't
> seem to find a way to find out the location of the iBeam so I cn tell
> rev to put my text there.
> I would suspect that the iBeam insertion point is a system property
> since Quickeys is able to insert text into any open application with an
> editable field and such a basic property must be readily available to
> every open application, including the RunRev script editor.
> Nevertheless, after spending hours looking through the transcript
> dictionary (for which a simple index would be REALLY helpful) I can't
> seem to locate any function that either reports this property and
> converts it to a location usable by RunRev.
> It seems like this has GOT to be something simple but I'll be darned if
> I can find it.

See the selectedChunk function.

 Richard Gaskin 
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