Add example to dictionary (was Re: Help on export snapshot)
devin_asay at byu.edu
Fri Jun 12 09:10:56 CDT 2009
On Jun 11, 2009, at 7:58 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> Mark Schonewille wrote:
>> Hi Paul,
>> This will work:
>> on mouseUp
>> put "~/desktop/test.png" into myFile
>> if there is a file myFile then delete file myFile
>> set the filetype to "????PNGf"
>> export snapshot from rect (the rect of this stack) to file myFile
>> as PNG
>> end mouseUp
> Or to be cross-platform:
> put specialFolderpath("desktop") & "/test.png" into myFile
There are lots of great, short scripting examples, like this one, that
show up here on the list. My I suggest that whenever you submit one
you also consider submitting it as a User Note to the appropriate
dictionary entry in Rev 3.5. It is real-world examples like this that
are lacking in many dictionary entries, and they would make the
dictionary a much more valuable tool.
In this particular example, I remember the first time I used export
snapshot. It took me quite a bit of fiddling and searching the list
archives until I finally got it. This script would have clarified it
for me in a fraction of the time.
P.S. Mark and Jacque, with your permission, I'll be happy to submit
your combined example.
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