I am trying to remove the large blocks of space around the text. Leave at least one single space between words and have no spaces at the beginning and the end. I tried changing the delimeter " " to “” but all that did was take away the spaces between the words and left huge blocks of text.
" I'd like to change this to "Going Green"
Browser: Safari 419.3
Operating System: Mac OS X (10.4)
One way using text item delimiters:
set myText to "
set w to words of myText
set tid to AppleScript's text item delimiters
set AppleScript's text item delimiters to space
set myText to w as string
set AppleScript's text item delimiters to tid
myText --> "GOING GREEN"
You might not want to use ‘words’ if your text contains non-alphanumeric characters. In that case, you can use two spaces as delimiter (e.g. space & space), but what about the carriage returns?