Any suggestions?

Peter M. Brigham pmbrig at
Mon Jul 23 17:01:31 EDT 2012

On Jul 23, 2012, at 4:47 PM, Charles Szasz wrote:

> I have been working with your suggestions on the following script:
> put the number of buttons of me into nbr
>   put 1 into x
>   repeat with n = 1 to nbr
>      put the short name of button n of me into tName
>      if not the hilite of button n of me then next repeat
>      add 1 to x
>      put x & "." & space & tName & cr after theList
>   end repeat
>   put round(the height of field "final" / the textheight of field "final",0) into tMaxLines
>   put line 1 to tMaxLines of theList into field "final"
>   if x> tMaxLines then
>      put line tMaxLines+1 to x of thelist into field "final2"
>      show field "final2"
>   else
>      put empty into field "final2"
>      hide field "final2"
>   end if
> This script works but I have  encountered two significant problems. First, the first checkbox that is checked and inserted into field "final" is numbered as 2. instead of 1.  The second problem is that when field "final" is "filled up" with the names of the checkboxes, the last checkbox name cannot be seen in field "final" and consequently the next checkbox that is inserted into the next field "final2" shows the next number. In other words, checkbox numbered 13 does not show up in field "final" but checkbox numbered 14 appears in field "final2".  Do you have any suggestions?

1. Put the "add 1 to x" line at the end of the repeat loop (which is what I suggested originally)
2. Make maxLines = 12. Are you assigning this value explicitly, or my some script calculation?

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
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