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Load multiple AppleScript dictionaries in Script Editor
Authored by: greggo on Mar 05, '03 10:24:51AM

There are a couple of other methods of opening the AppleScript dictionaries that work really well. Check these threads over at MacScripter.net.

http://bbs.applescript.net/viewtopic.php?t=3693

http://bbs.applescript.net/viewtopic.php?t=3705



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Load multiple AppleScript dictionaries in Script Editor
Authored by: bluehz on Mar 05, '03 10:36:11AM

Any way you could paraphrase - sez you have to have acct to view. I would rather not at this time...



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Load multiple AppleScript dictionaries in Script Editor
Authored by: rusto on Mar 05, '03 10:54:00AM
The second link has a post with this delightful script that will present a dialog box with all running apps, command-click on the ones you want to opent the dictionaries of (with acknowledgements to the authors):
tell application "Finder" 
    set {theFiles, theNames} to {file, name} of application processes 
    set eligibleNames to {} 
    repeat with i from 1 to (count theFiles) 
       try 
          if has scripting terminology of item i of theFiles then 
             set the end of eligibleNames to item i of theNames 
          end if 
       on error -- just skip anything that errors 
       end try 
    end repeat 
    activate 
    set chosenNames to (choose from list eligibleNames with prompt  
       "Select the currently running application(s) whose " &  
       "dictionaries you wish to open:" default items {"Finder"} with multiple selections allowed) 
    if the result is false then return 
    repeat with i from 1 to (count chosenNames) 
       open (get application file of process (item i of chosenNames)) using application file id "ToyS" 
    end repeat 
 end tell 
 


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Just drag 'n' drop
Authored by: haighy on Mar 05, '03 01:32:02PM

I was also getting annoyed with the length of time it took to open the dictionary list...so I tried dragging and dropping the app whose dictionary I needed on to Script Editor. And it opened the dictionary! *really fast*! Is that really obvious? Anyway - it sure saves me a lot of time (esp in conjunction with LaunchBar; command-return reveals the app).

Ian



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Just drag 'n' drop
Authored by: bluehz on Mar 05, '03 04:08:36PM

FAR OUT!!! I never knew that!!!



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