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Show Container field's file in Finder

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Hi Everyone,

I've checked and searched here and in the manual but no joy!

I've got a container field that has things like pdfs jpegs etc in it, and i'll like to be able to see the file in the finder (so that i can then drag / drop into things like email).

Can anyone point me in the right direction / link me to a solution? Im guessing that there's a script step of some type that would solve it.

Many thanks for any help you can give,

Slater

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You can open the enclosing folder - see:

http://fmforums.com/forum/topic/79551-open-calculated-file-directory/#entry370547

but to select the actual file you will need to use Applescript.

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Many thanks, as always, Comment. Having the containing folder open is good enough for me.

I'm having a bit of trouble with this. When i run the file that you linked to in FMP9, i can add files and open them, but the button for opening the folder doesn't work for me, nothing happens. (When running the same thing but within my FMP12 db, i get Safari opening - Mac OSXLion - rather than the Finder. Where might i be going wrong?

Many thanks,

Slater

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I just tested it in FMP 12, and it seems to work the same as in previous versions, i.e. FMP 11

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I don't really know. Perhaps it has something to do with OS-wide settings which application opens what?

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for getting back to me. I've just tried it in FMP12 and the same thing: clicking the "open folder" button doesn't do anything. I'm going to be away from my computer for a couple of days, but once i'm back i'll have a look around and then i'll report back.

Many thanks,

slater

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I have a feeling that when you copied the scripts over to your file, a script step or two were commented out. Look for /* before and */ in the steps.

Lee

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