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Originally Posted by Sébastien View Post
Any idea to perform this action ? (Using an applescript maybe ? I have checked the applescript dictionary of OO, but i did not found the "link" keyword...)
For fairly deep and intractable architectural reasons Applescript can not really manipulate RTF text. If it were something that I really needed to do, and performance were not an issue, I might explore something like:
  • Capturing the RTF data from the OO row by placing its text in the clipboard, and extracting the raw rtf data from there.
    Code:
    set dataRTF to the clipboard as «class RTF »
  • Writing the RTF data out to a file
  • Converting the RTF file to HTML with a textutil command line
  • Performing some string operations on the HTML to wrap potential links with <a HREF tags
  • Converting the HTML back to RTF, again with textutil
  • Capturing the TextEdit RTF version (now with clickable links) into the clipboard
  • Replacing the OO row contents with the clipboard contents.

Maybe the OO mouse operation doesn't seem so bad now :-)

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Last edited by RobTrew; 2010-10-31 at 12:43 PM..
 
Or, I might process an .oo3 file directly:
  • gunzip the XML in the package (if necessary)
  • process the XML strings (regex ? XSLT transform ?)
  • rezip the XML (if necessary)
 
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Originally Posted by Sébastien View Post
when I select this kind of URL, I can transform it into a link, using "Make Link". But it forces me to use a mouse to do this
Not sure if others are seeing this, but if I make a link in this way, (Ctrl-click, Make Link) it works ...

BUT the link is lost if I save and close the document and then open it again ...

(Under Preferences > General > Attachments I have unchecked automatically create ...)

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Thank you so much for your answer, I have found a solution with your tips ;)

Crafting a RTF link and capturing it into the clipboard worked very well. I use the following script for this :

#! /bin/bash
echo "{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\cocoartf1038\cocoasubrtf3 20
{\fonttbl\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Optima-Regular;}
{\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;}
\pard\tx560\tx1120\tx1680\tx2240\tx2800\tx3360\tx3 920\tx4480\tx5040\tx5600\tx6160\tx6720\fi560\sl288 \slmult1\sb160\ql\qnatural\pardirnatural
{\field{\*\fldinst{HYPERLINK \"$2\"}}{\fldrslt*
\f0\fs26 \cf0 $1}}}" | pbcopy -Prefer rtf


Let's say this script is named "make-rtf-link", I just call it like this :
make-rtf-link <the link I want to use> <title of the link>*

And then I obtain a RTF link in my clipboard, which can be pasted into OO.

WIN *\o/


"Maybe the OO mouse operation doesn't seem so bad now :-)"
Ha ha ! Well... I just feel really better when I don't have to use a mouse when I work ^^
 
Good solution.

One could assign a keystroke to an analogous applescript.

A variant which uses HTML (for those of us who are not native RTF speakers):

Code:
set {strURL, strTitle} to {"", ""}

set strURL to text returned of (display dialog "Enter a URL:" default answer "http://" with title "Make Link")
set strTitle to text returned of (display dialog "Enter a title for the link:" default answer strURL with title "Make Link")

if (strURL is not "") and (strTitle is not "") then
	set strHTML to quoted form of ("<font face=\"helvetica\"><a href=\"" & strURL & "\">" & strTitle & "</a></font>")
	do shell script "echo " & strHTML & "  | textutil -format html -convert rtf -stdin -stdout | pbcopy -Prefer rtf"
end if
But, I am still finding that links made this way cease to work after the file has been saved, closed and reopened ...
(tho they work fine when first created)

(I have filed a bug under Help > Send Feedback ... )

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Last edited by RobTrew; 2010-11-01 at 11:04 AM.. Reason: Added simple specification of font face
 
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But, I am still finding that links made this way cease to work after the file has been saved, closed and reopened ...
(tho they work fine when first created)
With my script I have no problem of this kind.
 
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Originally Posted by Sébastien View Post
With my script I have no problem of this kind.
Interesting. On my system, all three approaches (Ctrl-click Make Link, your script and mine) all have this problem. (I think they are all doing the same thing).

After reopening the file, Ctrl-click Open URL still works, but mouse-over no longer causes a cursor change, and simple dbl-clicking no longer launches the link
 
 


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