Wouldn't it be neat...

me at jerrydaniels.com me at jerrydaniels.com
Sun Aug 21 10:24:20 EDT 2016


Trapping the commankeydown message is the easiest way to automate quoting. Rather than altering the script field behavior, I'd recommend using a front script. Just make sure you pass the keys you're not using!

On Aug 21, 2016, 6:37 AM -0500, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com>, wrote:
> Do as monty suggested and hilite the chunk you want to quote and click the
> button. Though it just popped into my head.. If you're on a mac, and click
> a button while text is selected.. does it de-select the chunk? I seem to
> remember something like this in the past, but am not at my mac right now so
> I can't try it. On windows, just shoving the code into a button and then
> clicking it while text is selected is working fine.
>
> I'll poke around on mac and get it working there once i'm more awake.
>
> On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 11:07 PM, Roger Guay <irog at mac.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks Jacque, Monty, Peter and Mike.
> >
> > Mike, I tried a similar script in plugin, but I don’t know how to make it
> > interact with the Script Editor. What am I missing?
> >
> >
> >
> > > On Aug 20, 2016, at 8:29 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I like this idea, so I made a quick and dirty method.
> > >
> > > Made a button with this..
> > > on mouseUp
> > > put the selectedtext into tText
> > > if the first char of tText is not quote then put quote before tText
> > > if the last char of tText is not quote then put quote after tText
> > > put tText into the selectedchunk
> > > end mouseUp
> > >
> > > Did the extra rigamarole for those times when I get one of the quotes in
> > > but forgot the other. If there is already a quote at either end of the
> > > selection, no quote is added to that end. Should be easy to turn it into
> > a
> > > plugin, and assign a key combination to do the quote insert. Thanks for
> > the
> > > idea.
> > >
> > > On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 8:47 PM, Monte Goulding <monte at appisle.net
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Wouldn't it be better if typing quote when you have more than an
> > insertion
> > > > point quoted around the selection?
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my iPhone
> > > >
> > > > > On 21 Aug 2016, at 12:38 PM, Roger Guay <irog at mac.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > If one could double-click a word in the script editor and then simply
> > > > click a button to put it in quotes? Has anyone already done this? Yes, I
> > > > know I can do Find and Replace, but this would definitely be the cat’s
> > meow!
> > > >
> > > >
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