Applescript? CORRECTION

Jim Ault JimAultWins at
Tue Mar 28 21:11:33 EST 2006

I have not used the return of a value to the calling AppleScript program.  I
do use the following:
do codeString as Applescript

to send data to Excel, and also to ask Excel for data, but both originate in

Someone on the list a few months ago was going to send me an example stack
about this, but I cannot remember who.

My solution if I had to program it tonight would be to use the
[trigger the appleevent miscdosc  executing a line...
send "revToApp" to me in 1000 millisecs

on revToApp 
would fire and pass a global (which was set by a prev handler) to the target
app, like Excel.

I agree, this is a messy way of having to figure things out.  I keep
thinking I will get it all figured out someday, build an example stack, and
post it.  Funny how Applescript seems to become a quagmire of 'ok, I see
that, but how do you do this?'  For me, it often defies logic, even when you
see the solution.

Hope this helps.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

On 3/28/06 5:50 PM, "Troy Rollins" <troy_lists at> wrote:

> On Mar 28, 2006, at 8:12 PM, Jim Ault wrote:
> Jim, my previously working AS/Rev combination involved Rev setting
> the values of Applescript variables via "do script", I'm not sure I
> see how AppleEvents resolves this. Have you done this by any chance?
> How are any values returned to the calling application?
> I can't believe I missed this function's apparent deprecation...
> --
> Troy
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