How do I trap the "text insertion point"?

Alan Gayne alanIra9 at
Wed Oct 23 20:15:00 EDT 2002

Like I said - "simple"

MANY thanks for the point in the right direction

On Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at 07:39  PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> 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.
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