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by trailboss
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Etiquette Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3762

Etiquette Question

I posted a question in the Live Code area and got great info that I can use. I had a different but related question and thought it might be best in the Rich Media area. It has been days and it has received 67 views but no replies. Is it bad manners if I post the same question in some other area? FYI...
by trailboss
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Rich Media
Topic: Putting a Graphic into a PowerPoint doc from within RunRev
Replies: 2
Views: 5938

Putting a Graphic into a PowerPoint doc from within RunRev

I've used the following script to create a PowerPoint document containing text data that was arranged in RunRev. How can I get RunRev to send, paste, (whatever) a GRAPHIC into a PowerPoint document in the same way and hopefully at the same time? on mouseUp open file specialFolderPath("desktop") & "/...
by trailboss
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Pasting Data from Runtime Revolution to a Document
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Pasting Data from Runtime Revolution to a Document

Nice! It does just what I wanted it to do. Just tabs for the hierarchy. What could be simpler? I should have thought I would have hit upon that myself! Thanks very much indeed. Any ideas on writing something in the file that will put a graphic on the slide? Or should I make a new Topic for that? Tom...
by trailboss
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Pasting Data from Runtime Revolution to a Document
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Pasting Data from Runtime Revolution to a Document

Well, I have another question. Here's how I have learned to create a powerpoint document and "paste" data into it. The field MyData has five lines of text. When this script is run, it creates a PPT document with five "slides." There's a "slide" for each line. Each line of text is the TITLE of the sl...
by trailboss
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Pasting Data from Runtime Revolution to a Document
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Pasting Data from Runtime Revolution to a Document

Wow. That sure works. Thanks all around. I'm thinking of ways to input data into powerpoint and other kinds of documents and this gets me started.
by trailboss
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Pasting Data from Runtime Revolution to a Document
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Pasting Data from Runtime Revolution to a Document

Well, it opened the file once I think when I put it on the desktop as I guess the script says, but nothing was pasted into the file. Also, I couldn't ever get it to launch the document again. It just says "the document 'test.rft' could not be opened." It has been corrupted somehow. Now I can't open ...
by trailboss
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Pasting Data from Runtime Revolution to a Document
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Pasting Data from Runtime Revolution to a Document

I want to make an application that takes data from a runrev field and pastes it into a document like word, or powerpoint, etc. I've tried lots of the scripting I've found and it doesn't work for me. Here's my try now. It opens the file, but doesn't paste. I need to do this another way. Many thanks! ...
by trailboss
Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Import file
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Re: Import file

I thought I replied. Hope I don't repeat myself. IT WORKS! Now I'm making a script that will automatically bring up the correct journal entry image for each day's bird records starting back in 1975. It's just what I wanted. Pretty basic. I can also view pictures on this page. Thank you all very much...
by trailboss
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Import file
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Re: Import file

It works! Thank you! It's just what I needed. Now I can even write a script which has the path name connect automatically to the file on disk and display it in the image object. Very good. I can make the perfect display page.
Tom
by trailboss
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Import file
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Re: Import file

Yes, there are a zillion scanned images or there will be. They're big, so I guess it would be best to just view the image. I put a couple in, and they're so big that it takes a second to go from one card to the next. There's an icon on the tools palette called image area. If I make one of those and ...
by trailboss
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Import file
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Re: Import file

I was asking Mark. Thanks for your help. I'll keep diddling with this. I can import the files as controls though.
Many thanks,
Tom
by trailboss
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Import file
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Re: Import file

I've checked the CARD INSPECTOR and the scripting does create an image but it is kind of invisible. I can select it and that's all. I guess I don't know what I'm doing as usual. I can import my images as controls and put them on pages. And view them that way. Is there an advantage to the way you are...
by trailboss
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Import file
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Re: Import file

Thanks, Mark
I've tried:

on mouseUp
create img "New Image"
put the long id of it into myImageID
set the text of myImageID to url ("computer/macintosh hard drive/users/tomcole/retirement folder/estero morua bird database/December5_1975.jpg")
end mouseUp

Nothing happens, however.

Tom
by trailboss
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Import file
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Import file

Well, I'm not a beginner but I'm not ashamed to say that this is a beginner question. I want to view a jpeg file in a Runtime Rev application that I've made. I don't know how to do this simple thing. I try "open file NovJournal.jpg" and nothing happens. I have a bird database and I'm entering in 37 ...
by trailboss
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Import file
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Import file

Well, I'm not a beginner but I'm not ashamed to say that this is a beginner question. I want to view a jpeg file in a Runtime Rev application that I've made. I don't know how to do this simple thing. I try "open file NovJournal.jpg" and nothing happens. I have a bird database and I'm entering in 37 ...

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