[OS X TeX] TexShop and AppleScript

Matthew Hills hills_tex at tina.stanford.edu
Fri Nov 19 11:20:51 EST 2004

On Nov 19, 2004, at 1:48 AM, Sergei Mariev wrote:
> Hello,
> this might be a very simple question, the fact is I know very little 
> about AppleScript...
> What is the correct way to tell the TexShop (I am using v. 1.34 now) 
> to paste the content of the clipboard (text) at cursor in the front 
> document?

tell application "TeXShop"
	set the selection of the front document to (the clipboard as text)
end tell

> (I get some information through a perlscript, then pipe it to the 
> clipboard and want to paste it at cursor.)

Is your perl script running separately, or are you running that via 
applescript as well?
If you can run it from your applescript, you can get the value 
directly, rather than redirecting it
through the clipboard:

   set my_str to do shell script "echo \"simple\""

More details on "do shell script" at apple:


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