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This script should be *so* easy … Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
… but I'm a total Applescript doofus!
I'm using Hazel to move files from my Downloads folder but I want to add them to a task in OF too.
The basic idea is once the file is moved I want a new task with the name "Read Bulletin", put into a specified project, with a due date in the next 3 days.

I can't get my head around the syntax ... I have tried

tell application "OmniFocus"
activate
make new task with properties {duedate:3days, name:ReadBulletin}
end tell

(doesn't like the properties! Delimiters and undefined variables, apparently)

Anyone care to help?
(This is what Automator was built for!)

Thanks in advance
 
The following code will make a task in the Inbox with your specified name and due date:

Code:
property ActionName : "ReadBulletin"
property DueDateOffset : 3 * (24 * 60 * 60)

tell application "OmniFocus"
	activate
	tell default document
		make new inbox task with properties {name:ActionName, due date:((current date) + DueDateOffset)}
	end tell
end tell
 
Thank you! That's exactly what I wanted. I guessed it would have something to do with declaring variables somewhere, but I didn't have a clue how to fit it all together!
 
 


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