AppleScript won't compile (?)

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Fri Aug 20 01:46:00 EDT 2004

Marian Petrides wrote:
 > On Aug 19, 2004, at 11:52 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
 >> Sarah Reichelt wrote:
 >>> This is very odd. I have always recommended that AppleScripts only
 >>> be transferred to Rev after they have been tested in the AppleScript
 >>> editor, and have never had a script that worked in one & not the
 >>> othere. The only idea I had was the line continuations. Does it work
 >>> if you make all the wrapped lines into single lines?
 >> Thanks for looking into it.  I found the culprit: it was the "choose
 >> from list" AppleScript command.  That's okay, because I don't really
 >> want to display a list of chapter info but merely return it to Rev,
 >> so not having that available doesn't bother me.
 >> Still curious as to why that doesn't work from Rev, though.
 > That's odd because when I try to compile this script in AppleScript
 > editor it gives me a compile error at exactly the same spot:  Syntax
 > error: expected comma but found identifier  with the highlighted word
 > (identifier) being chapter.

It may be a formatting issue caused by email; when I open the script 
directly from Apple's example it runs, and when I Select All, Copy, and 
Paste into a new script in AppleScript editor it runs, but when I paste 
into a Rev field and try to run from there it fails.

If you're inclined to try it (it's a useful set of scripts to have 
anyway if you need to script the QT Player) it's at:

Once the archive is decompressed the example I used is in:

  QuickTime Player Scripts/Chapters/Chapter Summary.scpt

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
  Ambassador at

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