Launching Preview

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Wed Nov 20 19:05:05 CET 2013


Oops.  Only works if Preview is already open. Probably needs the full path.


On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com>wrote:

> 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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