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Make AppleScript services with Text Wielder Apps
I think this app kinda slipped under the radar due to a misleading Versiontracker listing.

Text Wielder is basically a services development environment. You can make your own services. But it also functions as a Services to AppleScript Bridge.

As a services bridge to applescript, you can send text to a non-services aware app! (like Eudora).

Read the rest of the article for a sample AppleScript service for Text Wielder that makes a new message in Eudora.

1. Create a new SFURL service in Text Wielder.

2. Select "execute as applescript" from the service action menu.

3. Enter Find Text:

This expression matches all the selected text.

4. Enter Replace text:
tell app "Eudora 5.1 (OS X)"
set varBody to ""
set varMsg to make message at end of mailbox 2 with invisible
tell varMsg
set field "" to varBody
Pretty much self explanatory. The StringUtilities code is taken from the appleworks sample text wielder script.

5. Save and select "Add Script as Service.." from the file menu. Choose a name and cmdKey. (make sure it tells you it was added, this is a beta and has some bugs)

6. Log out and log in.

Anyway, I'm still figuring this out, but it is definitely a killer app that seems to have slipped under the radar. Not worthy of the low VT ratings, i think those users did not understand how powerful this really is.

The key idea is that you can bridge services to applescript. I'm hoping future versions will let you generate your own .services files so Text Wielder will not have to launch (this is only beta 1!)
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