Poking around in AppleScript shows that the new document’s path is After editing the file the first time I try to save the file I get the above error. tell application “TextEdit” activate make new document set theDate to current date set text of document 1 to theDate as text save document 1 in. TextEdit was running, but it was hidden (therefore all windows are hidden). This just means you hid TextEdit from view. Running your script.
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Simple Applescript: Create a .txt file
You don’t need to use Automator at all. Nova Scotia, Canada Registered: I would like, however, that only this one, specific text file is brought to the front. Provide one, and a text file will be created in whatever folder you are currently viewing and then opened in your default text editor probably Text Edit. In any case, it it is often an obstacle to understanding things. Optionally create a folder named “Notes” — mine is inside my Documents folder.
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Atom topic feed Powered by FluxBB. To use, simply click the icon in the Finder toolbar and a small dialog box will open asking for a file name. I have the following AppleScript code that opens a specific file in TextEdit in a window with predetermined bounds:.
AppleScript, new doc in TextEdit, serious error with permissions on doc I apologize for the length of this question. Make your gloves touchscreen friendly Apple?
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In Automator I have 2 action: Suddenly I am getting strange errors. This just means TextEdit is running but no windows are visible because they’ve been miminimed. I think ss it Stefan — the “proper way” is broken and further, I’ve discovered that my method breaks Standard Additions too — you have to restart before “path to desktop folder” works again.
Once this has happened to a document with a particular name I can’t use that name in the script ever again without the same thing happening, no matter what I do to the document, if anything. The path has to be set after the document’s created: How it works is it takes applescirpt first paragraph a line followed by return of the document — typically the title in my writing — and uses this to name the text file note some characters like ‘: I use an Applescripy to take lyrics from iTunes and convert to TextEdit files.
So, unless you want the windows closed, minimised or hidden, they will be visible. Use spotlight to find your notes. Here is the script: