How to use Applescript to Run RunRev
film2 at handheldfilm.com
Wed Feb 3 21:20:39 CST 2010
On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 22:07:46 +0100, zryip theSlug
<zryip.theslug at gmail.com> wrote:
>2010/2/3 Emmett Gray <film2 at handheldfilm.com>:
>> How do you tell Rev to do something useful via applescript?
Simply specify the stack you need as follows:
>tell application "Revolution" to do script "create card to stack
Well this gave me confidence that this should be easy. So I tried
doing something else trivial - just navigating to a card. Bingo. So
then I R'dTFM. There's a tip at the bottom of the dictionary page on
"create card" that I missed. It says you need to do this:
set the defaultStack to "My Stack"
and lo and behold, it worked as did everything else I added to my
script. Yay. And thanks for the tip about using backslashes to escape
the quotes instead of the cumbersome & quote & syntax.
If Rev isn't already running, I couldn't get it to open the stack I
want to use. So I used the Finder.
tell application "Finder"
if (exists process "Revolution") is false then
tell application "Revolution Media" to activate
delay 2 -- otherwise the freeware nag window stays in front
open alias "path:to:myStack"
tell application "Revolution Media"
do script "go stack \"myStack\"
set the defaultStack to \"myStack\"
-- etc. etc.
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