Launching Preview

Scott Rossi scott at tactilemedia.com
Thu Nov 21 23:25:25 CET 2013


Roger, I understand that.  Jim claimed it didn't work him (don't know for
sure), so I offered another option that does indeed write a file.  Maybe
it's an option.

Regards,

Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design




On 11/21/13 2:05 PM, "Roger Eller" <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com> wrote:

>Scott,
>
>I think he was wanting to avoid writing a file at all, which is why I used
>the clipboard, and AppleScript to send Apple-N.  It would be cool if we
>could:
>
>launch the clipboardData["image"] with "Preview.app"
>
>~Roger
>
>
>On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com>
>wrote:
>
>> Hi Jim:
>>
>> I'm not sure how you expect Preview to display something it can't
>>normally
>> access through it's File menu, but try this and see if it works for you.
>>
>> on mouseUp
>>    set itemDel to "/"
>>    put item 1 to -2 of the tempName into theFolder
>>    put "tempexport.png" into theFile
>>    put (theFolder & "/" & theFile) into theFilePath
>>    export snapshot from grc "oval" to file theFilePath as PNG
>>    launch theFilePath with "Preview.app"
>> end mouseUp
>>
>>
>> I'm not positive but I believe the temp folder should always be
>>available
>> to write to unless the host machine is severely locked down.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Scott Rossi
>> Creative Director
>> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 11/21/13 6:47 AM, "Jim Hurley" <jhurley0305 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>
>> >Hi Roger,
>> >
>> >Thanks. This level of Apple Script is over my head, I'm afraid.
>> >
>> >I tried it, but "theGroup" didn't show up in Preview.
>> >
>> >I'm surprised that LC doesn't have a more direct way of getting a
>> >snapshot into Preview than first creating a file to disk, i.e.
>> >
>> >      export snapshot from rect (rect of  graphic "oval") of this card
>> >to file tPathAndName as PNG
>> >      launch document tPathANDNAME
>> >
>> >Might there be a way to launch Preview and then "activate" the "New
>>from
>> >clipboard" within Preview? Not sure what I mean by "activate."
>> >
>> >Jim Hurley
>> >
>> >>
>> >> Message: 6
>> >> Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:13:29 -0500
>> >> From: Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com>
>> >> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>> >> Subject: Re: Launching Preview
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>> >>
>> >> Ok, this one works, and it doesn't matter if Preview is already open.
>> >>
>> >> 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 "tell Preview" & cr & "end tell" as AppleScrpt -- focus on
>>Preview
>> >>   do tAppleScript as AppleScript -- Apple-N (New from Clipboard)
>> >> end mouseUp
>> >>
>> >> ~Roger
>> >>
>> >
>> >
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