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by rpitcairn
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: A Beginner's Question
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: A Beginner's Question

Did I do this right? on mouseup put 2 into tNumToFind repeat put truewordOffset (tNumToFind, fld 1) into tOffset Here is what the help window says about truewordOffset: "Returns the number of truewords between the beginning of a value and an occurrence of a specified string." How can I understand th...
by rpitcairn
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: A Beginner's Question
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: A Beginner's Question

on mouseup put 2 into tNumToFind repeat put truewordOffset (tNumToFind, fld 1) into tOffset _______________________________ Here is what the help window says about truewordOffset: Returns the number of truewords between the beginning of a value and an occurrence of a specified string. How can I unde...
by rpitcairn
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: A Beginner's Question
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: A Beginner's Question

Thanks again. I will certainly check out these sources as I have time.
by rpitcairn
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: A Beginner's Question
Replies: 9
Views: 716

Re: A Beginner's Question

Richard, thank you for this thoughtful reply. Can you direct me to a user manual or a good place to reference information like this? Like if I wanted to understand trueWord , is there a place, similar to the SC help files, that gives a description of its use and parameters? I did try to access a lin...
by rpitcairn
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: A Beginner's Question
Replies: 9
Views: 716

A Beginner's Question

Hi, I am new to this but before I spend a lot of time studying this I thought of asking if want I intend to do is possible. My interest is in apps that can do this. Using repeat loops: 1) search text and retrieve sentences, as in a list of the various findings. 2) edit text, like if a word starts wi...
by rpitcairn
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: How difficult to learn?
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: How difficult to learn?

Richard and Jean-Marc,
:D
by rpitcairn
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: How difficult to learn?
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: How difficult to learn?

Thanks. Encouraging. I will check it out.
by rpitcairn
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Converting to LiveCode
Topic: Can I move from Supercard?
Replies: 20
Views: 9957

Re: Can I move from Supercard?

I have a busy time the next few weeks but middle of Sept. I am going to download and look at Rev (and also Rodeo if available) and will certainly take advantage of the forum after I have looked at it more.

Richard II
by rpitcairn
Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Converting to LiveCode
Topic: Can I move from Supercard?
Replies: 20
Views: 9957

Re: Can I move from Supercard?

Richard, You are very generous with your time, putting all this information here for me. I have some thinking to do. Believe it or not, I have never had a PC or Windows. Got my first Mac in 1982 (?), at least I think it was that year — I was on a waiting list for it, had just come out. Had Macs ever...
by rpitcairn
Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: What book for a newbie?
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: What book for a newbie?

Thanks. Useful thread. I remember having Dan Shafer's books when learning Hypercard. Might be a place to start.

Richard
by rpitcairn
Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Converting to LiveCode
Topic: Can I move from Supercard?
Replies: 20
Views: 9957

Re: Can I move from Supercard?

Richard,
Thanks, I understand. I understand also that the rules are evolving. It might make sense for me to learn to use Rev Studio and later, if things change in that direction, to go to RevMobile.

Richard II
by rpitcairn
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: What book for a newbie?
Replies: 2
Views: 845

What book for a newbie?

If I want to learn to use Rev, what book would be recommended?
by rpitcairn
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Converting to LiveCode
Topic: Can I move from Supercard?
Replies: 20
Views: 9957

Re: Can I move from Supercard?

Robert, Thanks for the suggestions. My problem is that I have very little knowledge of programming languages and don't really have time to learn them unless they are simple. I had the advantage of learning Hypercard years ago and recently re-activated that interest by getting Supercard and re-learni...
by rpitcairn
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: Converting to LiveCode
Topic: Can I move from Supercard?
Replies: 20
Views: 9957

Re: Can I move from Supercard?

Richard Well I read the links. I am not sure I fully understand everything as this is not my main work and my knowledge limited. Last couple of days I have been in touch with Heather at Rev. and asking questions about the use of RevMobile. If I got it right, it would be possible (legal?) to create a...
by rpitcairn
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Converting to LiveCode
Topic: Can I move from Supercard?
Replies: 20
Views: 9957

Re: Can I move from Supercard?

Thanks Robert. My ambition is to make it into an Ap that would run on my iPad. How would you suggest I start? Should I go directly to the RevMobile? Or start with other software they offer?

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