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I want to display a text string in large type. So I want to have a piece of text say “12345” display on the screen as that but in large type. I just can’t figure out what you do to pass that string to the large type output.

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I want to display a text string in large type. So I want to have a piece of text say “12345” display on the screen as that but in large type. I just can’t figure out what you do to pass that string to the large type output.

 

Maybe this will help you:

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Or here's a workflow that takes the selected text in OS X and Large Types it

 

Cheers :)

Edited by Tyler Eich

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Tyler - say I want a work flow that that I need a set of numbers to display on the screen. Let’s say I want to use the keyword MC as the input to output as an example “12355”. I can’t figure out how with Applescript or whatever how the input 12345 is passed to the output 12345 as there’s large text output for that. I know you can press cmd-L in say a contact but that’s not what I’m trying to do.

 

It seems so simple. I can create an Applescript >display dialog "Hello, World!" giving up after 10< and I’ll get an Applescript dialogue and that might be fine I just thought maybe there was something I could do natively in Alfred. Maybe not,

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Tyler here’s an example of someone’s workflow where he has an input and then as one of the outputs large type. I can’t figure out from looking at his script though how you do this.

 

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Tyler - say I want a work flow that that I need a set of numbers to display on the screen. Let’s say I want to use the keyword MC as the input to output as an example “12355”. I can’t figure out how with Applescript or whatever how the input 12345 is passed to the output 12345 as there’s large text output for that. I know you can press cmd-L in say a contact but that’s not what I’m trying to do.

 

It seems so simple. I can create an Applescript >display dialog "Hello, World!" giving up after 10< and I’ll get an Applescript dialogue and that might be fine I just thought maybe there was something I could do natively in Alfred. Maybe not,

 

Have you tried typing '12345' directly into Alfred and pressing ⌘⌥L ? That works for me.

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OK I think we’re getting close but not quite. Both things work. The workflow and the above. However, I have static set of numbers that don’t change and just want to output as opposed to having to pull something out my wallet. I just want this static set of #’s that get input somewhere in Alfred in some fashion to output exactly as we’re doing except I don’t want to have to input an argument. The numbers are always the same and I just have to have a mechanism to pass those numbers into Large Type output.

 

Does that make sense.

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OK I think we’re getting close but not quite. Both things work. The workflow and the above. However, I have static set of numbers that don’t change and just want to output as opposed to having to pull something out my wallet. I just want this static set of #’s that get input somewhere in Alfred in some fashion to output exactly as we’re doing except I don’t want to have to input an argument. The numbers are always the same and I just have to have a mechanism to pass those numbers into Large Type output.

 

Does that make sense.

 

Try this: Large Text

 

Double click Run Script and replace My Large Text Here for your text.

 

If that’s not what you need then sorry. :)

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Can I ask is that OSAscript return “ “ an Applescript or ....?

 

Sure is :)

 

You could do the same thing with /bin/bash. Just use 'echo' instead of 'return'

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Interesting. I don’t know anything about scripting. If I put that line in the Applescript editor it doesn’t like it.

return "Here's to the crazy ones"

 works perfectly in AppleScript Editor.

echo "Here's to the crazy ones"

is a shell script. If you type or paste that into Terminal, you'll get a result

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I figured out why it wasn't working. I had a program called Spell Catcher on and it change the quotation marks into smart quotation marks. AE didn't like that. 

 

I'll have to watch things like that.

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I'm struggling to port my Alfred 1 scripts to Alfred 2 workflows.

 

Your TC workflow at #5 seems awesome, would you mind sharing that? 

 

Thank you.

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I'm struggling to port my Alfred 1 scripts to Alfred 2 workflows.

 

Your TC workflow at #5 seems awesome, would you mind sharing that? 

 

Thank you.

 

If you are having issues, post over in the Help forum and I'd be happy to help you get things going.

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