Newbie questions

Paul Malloy Paul_Malloy at brown.edu
Sat Oct 18 17:53:17 EDT 2003


I am a former HyperCard, SuperCard and OMO user who has just purchased
Revolution. Good to see many familiar names on this list.

I am trying to port some OMO stacks to Revolution by pasting the scripts
into objects in Rev. I am running into a very basic problem: None of my
scripts execute. For example, I have this script in card 2

on closecard
  global name, age, education, occupation, gender, handedness, marital
  put fld "name" into name
  put fld "age" into age
  put fld "education" into education
  put fld "occupation" into occupation
  put button "gender" into gender
  put button "handedness" into handedness
  put button "marital" into marital
  put empty into fld "name"
  put empty into fld "age"
  put empty into fld "education"
  put empty into fld "occupation"
end closecard

And this script in card 3:

on opencard
  global name, age, education, gender, handedness
  put name into fld "name"
  put age into fld "age"
  put education into fld "education"
  put gender into fld "gender"
  put handedness into fld "handedness"
end opencard

Nothing happens when I go to card 3. I get this error message, which makes
no sense to me. Am I making a mistake is syntax?

         compiling at 5:48:17 PM
Type    global: not a valid variable name
Object    Demographics
Line    global name, age, education, occupation, gender, handedness, marital
Hint    name

Thanks in advance.

Paul Malloy




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