Bullet Application Script?

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Fri Jul 30 13:26:28 EDT 2010


If it only needs to work on Macs then option-8 produces a bullet •. On other platforms I am fairly certain it's a different key combo. It would be a simple matter of checking the platform and stuffing a variable with the appropriate character. You would have to have a "converter" script if the stack ever switched from one platform to another. 

Bob


On Jul 30, 2010, at 7:13 AM, Jeff Massung wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 12:18 AM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com>wrote:
> 
>> Does anyone have a routine for applying bullets to a block of text?
>> 
>> I writing a script that can apply and remove bullet characters from a block
>> of text and it occurred to me that maybe I'm reinventing the wheel here and
>> somebody has already built something like this.
>> 
>> Thanks in advance to anyone who is willing to share.
>> 
>> 
> I don't have the script any more, but it's pretty trivial to make a 8x8
> pixel "bullet" image (or download a simple, free one from iconfinder.net)
> and then use the imageSource property of the field to display it.
> 
> The hardest part of doing this is getting everything to line up. If you want
> to let the user change the font size, you'll need many versions of the image
> so that it appears centered in relation to the rest of the text. Then set it
> with something like:
> 
> put the textHeight of my field into tHeight
> put "bullet_image" & tHeight into tBullet
> set the imageSource of char N of my field to the id of img tBullet
> 
> HTH,
> 
> Jeff M.
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