nuther new newbie nuisance

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Wed Jun 15 12:46:54 EDT 2011

On Jun 15, 2011, at 10:34 AM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:

> So; I wrote this to Timothy Miller:-
>> on mouseUp
>> clone card "TWEETY"
>> set the name of card "TWEETY" to "TWEETY2"
>> --obviously this is a bit daft, you could have a field that counts the 
>> cards and assigns them numbers as they are cloned---
>> {this is where you can have your import routine}
>> select all
>> --this is where I get stuck as I cannot, for the life of me find out 
>> the language equivalents of
>> the alignment commands in the Obj. Inspector--
>> group the selected
>> call it "BLUETIT"
>> move group "BLUETIT" to 400,400 --always supposing your stack is 
>> 800,800--
>> set the width of group "BLUETIT" to 700
>> set the height of group "BLUETIT" to 600
>> set the hScrollbar of field "BLUETIT" to true
>> end mouseUp
> and, later in the day began to feel queasy because of
> "find out the language equivalents of
> the alignment commands in the Obj. Inspector"
> did some digging in the dox and got nowhere . . .
> does anybody know them and/or where to find them?

As far as I know, the alignment tools in the object inspector are simply implementing common 'set the x of obj y to the x of obj z' statements. EG.,

set the left of button 1 to the left of button 2 -- which button is the anchor being determined by which object was selected first.

If I'm wrong about this I'd like to know.


Devin Asay
Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
Brigham Young University

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