Setting Mac OS File Type & Creator
scott at tactilemedia.com
Mon Aug 15 14:06:38 CDT 2005
Recently, Dan Shafer wrote:
> I have a custom property set to a file. I want to write this file out
> to an OS 9 system so that it shows up in Finder as a PDF file. From
> all I can gather, I have a two-line problem:
> set the fileType to "CAROPDF "
> put PDFToOpen into URL "binfile:myFile.pdf"
> But alas, this does not work. The file type and creator come up
> empty. If I use ResEdit to set the file type and creator as in the
> command above, the file becomes a PDF file that Acrobat Reader
> recognizes. So I know I have the creator and file type correct. Am I
> perhaps doing this in the wrong place?
If PDFToOpen is a property of your stack, try:
put the PDFToOpen of this stack into URL "binfile:myFile.pdf"
...or the appropriate variation of the above. Even if PDFToOpen is a
complete container reference, you might try using the actual container
reference to see if doing so makes a difference.
Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
E: scott at tactilemedia.com
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