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  1. Dear All, I am using FM to create a MS Word file from a template, via 360Scribe. That is all working fine. What I want to do is immediately open the Word doc once it's created. I've been trying with the Send Event script step. Initially I had 'file not found' error messages, but after tweaking the file path I no longer see those. However, the file still doesn't open. I'm using FMP Advanced 12, and MS Word 16.5, all on Mac OS 10.11. I've attached screen shots of the send event dialogs Thanks in advance Pete
  2. Hooray! it works. Thank you so much So what I did is ctrl-option-click the parent folder to get the path. Turns out that starting the path name with "/users..." did the trick, i.e. leaving off the "/Macintosh HD" part.
  3. Thanks. I changed it to "/Macintosh HD...", but it returned an error. Then I used "filemac:/Macintosh HD...." and it returned 1, which means it was successfully created. But still no folder (anywhere on the hard drive). I'm using FMP 12 Advanced. It might be time to upgrade...
  4. Update: the function has returned zero, which means it thinks the folder already exists
  5. Thanks so much. That has got rid of the syntax error. However the script seem to do anything, no error message. Is the 'set variable' command enough? Or does it need anything else. According to Scriptmaster it will return 1 or 0 depending on whether the folder already exists (it doesn't). see pic. P script.tiff sorry, attached now as jpeg
  6. Thanks. I tried that but got a syntax error - see pic
  7. Hi all, I am an amateur FM user with trying to achieve something fairly simple. I have a DB of clients. When I add a new client, I want to create a folder on my Mac named with the client's ID number. I have Scriptmaster, I have registered the create folder function, which now shows up in my list of functions. My problem is how to write the script to create the folder? Which script command would I use to deploy the function? Or am I missing something important? thanks in advance Pete
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