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Stan Hudson 2009-06-26 11:44 AM

Select or Export Styled Rows

Thsi is what I would like to do. I was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction:

I have a list of learning objectives for my students. Under each of these objectives I would like to write test questions. I would like then to either select and copy/paste to a new document, or export just the objectives or just the test questions, without individually going through an outline and selecting 50 or so items. What would be the best or easiest way to do this? I'm thinking

1. different levels for objectives and questions
2. different styles for objectives and questions
3. different check box status for objectives and questions

For some reason (lack of intellect) I am unable to find an easy way to do this. I'm sure I could script it if my applescripting ability went beyond "tell application "Finder" to say "Help""


DerekM 2009-06-26 01:37 PM

This is currently only something that can be accomplished with AppleScript. However, it sounds like from your description that each objective starts a section. The problem with this as far as just copying the objectives, is that if you copy a parent (through normal copy/paste method), all child rows are copied with it. However, depending on what you're doing with this list, you can just collapse the sections to hide all the questions.

To copy just the questions out, you can use a script that selects the row level they're on, something like:

[CODE]tell front document of application "OmniOutliner Professional"
set stylename to text returned of (display dialog "Enter name of style to look for:" default answer "")
select (every row whose (name of named style of styles is "find") or (name of named style of level styles contains "find"))
end tell[/CODE]

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