okay… this is bizarre
I have the script that is supposed to retrieve a word that I am looking at on Merriam-Webster’s Online dictionary and store it in a Microsoft word document. But it runs into a problem whenever i try to enter that word in the document.
global theWord -- This process retrieves the word tell application "Safari" set bigString to URL of front document end tell if bigString contains "&" then set text item delimiters to "=" set L to text items of bigString set wordItem to item 3 of L set text item delimiters to "&" set theWord to text item 1 of wordItem else set text item delimiters to "=" set L to text items of bigString set theWord to last text item of bigString end if -- Now that word is stored in a Microsoft word document set thePath to "Macintosh HD:Users:h3ss2:Documents:Vocab.doc" as alias tell application "Microsoft Word" if name of documents does not contain (thePath as string) then open thePath end if --here's the problem tell block tell text of window "Vocab.doc" set contents of insertion point after last word to (return & theWord) end tell --save front document in alias thePath end tell
When i try and set the variable theWord to a literal string in the top level it inserts the word just fine. But for some reason it won’t work with the word that i pull from the URL. It’s not a class issue. HELP! WHAT’S GOING ON!!!