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Display dialog message at regular intervals


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I would like to have a dialog box display at regular intervals throughout the day to remind users to address a FileMaker file.

I am not sure of how to script the time intervals or apply them in an appropriate repeat, as I have no programming background and am teaching myself AppleScript.

Can anyone help me with this please?

Thanks

FileMaker Version: 5

Platform: Mac OS X Jaguar

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I've had good results with cronniX. You can find it at VersionTracker

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/9478

It is free and easy to use. Just create an AppleScript to display your message or initiate your ScriptMaker script. You just point cronniX to your script and set-up a schedule.

Your script can be pretty simple...

display dialog "It's time to check the FileMaker application"

running a particular FM script can be a little tricky as you will need to be sure that the target file is frontmost or that all the possible frontmost database files have an identically named script...

tell app "FileMaker Pro"

activate

do script "appropriateScriptName"

end tell

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I'm pretty sure the above methods are machine specific, and it isn't clear what you mean by users, is this a networked system, is everybody supposed to get this message, what happens if they do/don't get the message or don't respond? Don't forget that for a lot of timed events you can do it entirely with iCal.

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