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October 17, 2004
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Sunday, October 17th, 2004

Brent sends me some links, which reminds me- VoodooPad can now be set as an external weblog editor for NetNewsWire 2.0, and when called upon it will create a new page with the selected headline in NetNewsWire. I'm not sure what that buys you, but it was an easy feature request and I figure someone will find a good use for it.

Another new feature that goes along great with NetNewsWire is this AppleScript:

tell application "NetNewsWire"

    set sTitle to title of selectedHeadline

    set sURL to URL of selectedHeadline

end tell

set s to return & sTitle & return & sURL & return

tell application "VoodooPad"

    tell document 1

            append to page "read me later" text s

    end tell

end tell

Drop that in NetNewsWire's scripts folder, and when called upon the script will append the name of the headline with the url on a newline to a page named "read me later" in VoodooPad. You can substitute "append" with "prepend" to get it to show up at the top of the page. I'm not sure if that exact vocabulary will still be the same for 2.0 final, but the functionality will still be there. I might end up changing it to be something like "append text s to page 'read me later'". (Can you tell I'm not exactly an AppleScript expert?)

VoodooPad 2.0 also has a script menu as well- along with a couple of other new AppleScript commands.

-- posted 7:51 pm