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dbyler 2008-03-21 06:03 AM

Librarymonkey: Awesome. :)

librarymonkey27 2008-03-21 07:06 PM

as in free
 
feel free to use it if you like

narvik04 2008-03-29 04:54 AM

Hello dbyler,
now it works. I forgot to create the application folder...
So now i got the defer icon in the toolbar.
Thank you very much for answering so fast.
Best Regards
Marc

curt.clifton 2008-11-12 01:41 PM

I found a few bugs in the script, particularly with handling multiple selections. I also made deferral of both start and due dates the default. Here's the updated code:

[CODE]
(*
This script takes the currently selected actions or projects and defers, or "snoozes", them by the user-specified number of days.
The user may snooze just the due date or both the start and due dates (useful for skipping weekends for daily recurring tasks).

version 0.1, by Dan Byler

Copyright © 2008, Daniel N. Byler (contact: dbyler@gmail.com)

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

• Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

• Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

version 0.1: Original release

Installation: Copy to ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Omnifocus
If desired, add to the OmniFocus toolbar using View > Customize Toolbar... within OmniFocus

Known bugs:
• When the script is invoked from the OmniFocus toolbar and canceled, OmniFocus returns an error. This issue does not occur when invoked from the script menu, a Quicksilver trigger, etc.

*)

property showAlert : true --if true, will display success/failure alerts
property useGrowl : true --if true, will use Growl for success/failure alerts
property defaultSnooze : 1 --number of days to defer by default

property alertItemNum : ""
property alertDayNum : ""
-- property successTot : 0
property growlAppName : "Dan's Scripts"
property allNotifications : {"General", "Error"}
property enabledNotifications : {"General", "Error"}
property iconApplication : "OmniFocus.app"


tell application "OmniFocus"
tell front document
tell (first document window whose index is 1)
set theSelectedItems to selected trees of content
set numItems to (count items of theSelectedItems)
if numItems is 0 then
set alertName to "Error"
set alertTitle to "Script failure"
set alertText to "No valid task(s) selected"
my notify(alertName, alertTitle, alertText)
return
end if

display dialog "Defer for how many days?" default answer defaultSnooze buttons {"Cancel", "OK"} default button 2
(* if (the button returned of the result) is not "OK" then
return
end if *)
set snoozeLength to (the text returned of the result) as integer
if snoozeLength is not 1 then
set alertDayNum to "s"
end if
set changeScopeQuery to display dialog "Modify start and due dates?" buttons {"Cancel", "Due Only", "Start and Due"} default button 3 with icon caution giving up after 60
set changeScope to button returned of changeScopeQuery
if changeScope is "Cancel" then
return
else if changeScope is "Start and Due" then
set modifyStartDate to true
else if changeScope is "Due Only" then
set modifyStartDate to false
end if
set selectNum to numItems
set successTot to 0
repeat while selectNum > 0
set selectedItem to value of item selectNum of theSelectedItems
set succeeded to my defer(selectedItem, snoozeLength, modifyStartDate)
if succeeded then set successTot to successTot + 1
set selectNum to selectNum - 1
end repeat
set alertName to "General"
set alertTitle to "Script complete"
if successTot > 1 then set alertItemNum to "s"
set alertText to successTot & " item" & alertItemNum & " deferred " & snoozeLength & " day" & alertDayNum & ". (" & changeScope & ")" as string
end tell
end tell
my notify(alertName, alertTitle, alertText)
end tell

on defer(selectedItem, snoozeLength, modifyStartDate)
set success to false
tell application "OmniFocus"
set theDueDate to due date of selectedItem
if (theDueDate is not missing value) then
set newDue to (theDueDate + (86400 * snoozeLength))
set due date of selectedItem to newDue
set success to true
end if
if modifyStartDate is true then
set theStartDate to start date of selectedItem
if (theStartDate is not missing value) then
set newStart to (theStartDate + (86400 * snoozeLength))
set start date of selectedItem to newStart
set success to true
end if
end if
end tell
return success
end defer


on notify(alertName, alertTitle, alertText)
if showAlert is false then
return
else if useGrowl is true then
tell application "GrowlHelperApp"
register as application growlAppName all notifications allNotifications default notifications enabledNotifications icon of application iconApplication
notify with name alertName title alertTitle application name growlAppName description alertText
end tell
else
display dialog alertText with icon 1
end if
end notify
[/CODE]

fozziebear 2008-11-17 12:18 PM

Adding script to toolbar?
 
Hi

I'm trying to add this script to the toolbar, with no luck. I've put it in

~/Library/Scripts/OmniFocus

which I believe is the right place, and it show up in the apple scripts menu on the RH side of the menu bar, but I can't work out how to drag and drop it onto the toolbar. It doesn't appear on the toolbar customization palette, and it won't drop anywhere.

I'm sure I'm doing something obviously stupid/wrong, but I can't work out what it is. Could anyone help, please?

(I'm running OF 1.5, latest RC).

thanks
FB

kaijin 2008-11-17 12:54 PM

[QUOTE=fozziebear;51039]
I'm trying to add this script to the toolbar, with no luck. I've put it in

~/Library/Scripts/OmniFocus

which I believe is the right place, and it show up in the apple scripts menu on the RH side of the menu bar, but I can't work out how to drag and drop it onto the toolbar. It doesn't appear on the toolbar customization palette, and it won't drop anywhere.[/QUOTE]

Place the script in ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/OmniFocus. It should then appear as an option for the toolbar customization.

henri 2009-02-14 04:40 PM

[quote=curt.clifton;50711]I found a few bugs in the script, particularly with handling multiple selections. I also made deferral of both start and due dates the default. Here's the updated code:
[/quote]

This is fantastic, and I use it all the time. Thanks!

It also works with negative numbers of days, if you want to do something sooner.

dbyler 2009-02-19 01:28 PM

Script updated
 
Curt, thanks for your bug fixes—I was having trouble with a couple of them. Those changes and a few others are incorporated in a new version...

[URL="http://bylr.net/3/2009/02/omnifocus-defer-script-updated/"]Release notes & download here[/URL]

Greg Jones 2009-02-20 03:22 AM

Thanks for the update on this script. I'll add that that one thing that I would like to see in this is the option to modify start only, due only, or start and due. I tried modifying this script a while back to see if I could do it, but I'm not script-savvy enough to make it work. One limitation that I ran into right away is that apparently one cannot have 4 buttons in a script dialog, so if there are options to modify start, due, both, then there cannot be a cancel button.

dbyler 2009-02-26 06:53 PM

Greg,

Good idea. I thought about wrapping "Start only" into the Defer script but decided it's conceptually different enough to "snooze" an item (leaving the due date intact) than to "defer" it (pushing the whole item back)... so I adapted this into a new "Snooze" script that does what you want.

More info & download [URL="http://bylr.net/3/2009/02/omnifocus-snooze-script/"]here[/URL].


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