Creating links

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Thu Oct 24 00:45:01 EDT 2002

Terry Judd wrote:

> OK, surely this can't be difficult. How do I select some text in a
> field and then set its linkText property without having to resort to
> "set the linkText of..." in the message box? I'm having real problems
> even querying the selectedChunk given that it automatically deselects
> as soon as I click in the message box (or anywhere else for that
> matter).

You could add this to a backscript:

on functionKey k
  if k = 4 then
    get the selectedChunk
    if it is not empty then
      put it into tSaveSel
      ask "Link to:" with ""
      if it is empty then exit to top
      select tSaveSel
      set the linkText of the selection to it
    end if
  end if
end functionKey

 Richard Gaskin 
 Fourth World Media Corporation
 Custom Software and Web Development for All Major Platforms
 Developer of WebMerge 2.0: Publish any database on any site
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