Launching Preview

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Wed Nov 20 13:00:18 EST 2013


on mouseUp
   put "tell application" && quote & "System Events" & quote && "to
keystroke" && quote & "n" & quote && "using {command down}" into
tAppleScript
   export snapshot from grp "theGroup" to tempVariable as PNG
   set the clipboardData["image"] to tempVariable
   launch "Preview.app"
   do tAppleScript as AppleScript
end mouseUp

~Roger

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Jim Hurley <jhurley0305 at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

> I am trying to launch a snapshot of a group in Preview.
>
> Right now I am using:
>
> case "Print"
>          put specialFolderPath("desktop") & "/exported.png" into
> theFilePath
>          export snapshot from theGroup to file theFilePath as PNG
>           launch document theFilePath --On the Mac, the default launch for
> a PNG is Preview
>          break
> end switch
>
> I'm not sure where I got this--someone in this group, no doubt. Thank you,
> whoever you were.
>
> But I may be using this at a local school, using school computers.
> So I was wondering whether it would be possible to do this without
> creating a file on  the school's disk. For example:
>
> case "Print"
>          export snapshot from theGroup to tempVariable as PNG
>           launch ??? tempVariable
>          break
> end switch
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jim Hurley
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