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Hello,

Here's what I hope is a simple question for someone:

How can I enter text into the note field of selected action item with AppleScript? I'm thinking of something along the lines of:
set note of itemX to "Some Text"

I can easily do it with a parsing command for an item I am creating, but I don't see in the dictionary how to do so for an already existing item, and multiple attempts have yielded nothing useful. I would like to know how to do it for a selected item, and if the syntax is different for a non-selected item, then for that as well. I can't imagine that the answer should be very complicated, so I hope someone can take a minute to answer me.

Thanks a lot.

MB
 
Well, you've actually got exactly the statement you need to do what you want. The tricky part is getting your hands on the selected item!

Here's a sample script that will append a string to the notes field of the selected items. Note that it does not drill down into contained items.

Code:
tell application "OmniFocus"
	tell front document
		tell (first document window whose index is 1)
			set theSelectedItems to selected trees of content
		end tell
		repeat with i from 1 to count of theSelectedItems
			set selectedItem to value of item i of theSelectedItems
			set theName to name of selectedItem
			set theNote to note of selectedItem
			set theNote to theNote & "
This is a note inserted in " & theName
			set note of selectedItem to theNote
		end repeat
	end tell
end tell
 
Thanks a million!
 
 


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