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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Visit other IDG sites: I found this very useful. TextEdit was running but all windows were minimised.

This folder will now be accessible in any Finder window. I put this line before your code. I thought an underlined font might be switch in, but apparently not. This is what I want my screen to look like after the AppleScript is triggered:.

I don’t know that this would affect a potential solution, but here is the additional code that follows the above passage x is an integer that is assigned beforehand: Monomeeth I may not be using the correct terminology. When I remove the activate line from the code: Applescri;t slightly modified it to work with Pages. Sign up using Email and Password.

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I want the other windows to be hidden. I tested it, and it works as described. My original post contained an error.


The warning that the desktop is locked now makes sense, though. I think the problem you’re having is that you’ve misunderstood what is actually going on.

What’s New in the Forums? The path has to be set after the document’s created:. Do you want your script to run and then hide all the other TextEdit windows, or do you want it to mnimise all the other TextEdit windows instead?

May 28, 7: There’s only three applecsript That’s not exactly what I’m saying, but the Dock example you’ve used is one way it could be hidden. This is how the dictionary defines the window property… visible boolean: If you open up a script and run commands like ‘visible of window id xxx’ or ‘id of third window’, etc… then you’ll get different results than you would with a ‘closed’ window.

OS X El Capitan, version I think that using screenshots is the best way to show what I’m describing. I appreciate your answer. The ultimate guide to better selfies Changes coming to Twitter: The only way I can think of at present to achieve what you want in a practical way is to ensure that your script minimises all other windows except for the one it’s just opened.

Yes it was applscript that they were mutually exclusive. Nova Scotia, Canada Registered: Some applications protect you from yourself in this respect; TextEdit apparently not. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.


You may need to adjust the delay settings in the AppleScript code a little bit. Not that I can find.

I had the whole thing in a try statement after which I had. I just want to export all the files in the specified folders to pdf using TextEdit.

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I had an AppleScript that was working fine. Be careful using this version because I set it to quit without saving any open documents if TextEdit was already running. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. I have the following AppleScript code that opens a specific file in TextEdit in a window with predetermined bounds:.

Monday, December 31, BluesPower on Jan 17, ’10 Seems a little weird though.