Hi, before i ask the question i’d like to state that I’m new to KBM and don’t know any apple script or other programming language. When i bought KBM i was hoping to be able to accomplish the following without having to do any applescript.
Job Name: XYZ
Every job i work on gets a folder inside my main “WIP” folder.
The way i’m currently naming my sub folders inside the job folder XYZ, is by using the model number of the item i’m working on (In this example XYZ) followed by standardized text. I Typically create 4 folders:
So what i’d like to accomplish is the following:
create a new job folder manually inside my WIP folder. No need for KBM.
I’d like KBM to prompt me for the job name (in this case XYZ) and then create the 4 folders inside the folder i’m currently in (in this case ~/WIP/XYZ) and use the prompted job name followed by the standardized naming as shown:
I can’t even figuring out how to tell KMB my current finder location to ask it to create folders in this current location.
Here's how far i've gotten. Prompt user for the model number which is used to name the 4 folders i'd like to create inside the current folder i am in. So after i would be prompted, and enter "XYZ", i'd like it to then create the following:
I don't know how to use the user input to name the folders and to tell KBM where to create those folders (in my case, in the current location in the finder window.
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1)After you insert the text of the folder by pasting, don’t you have to prompt it to hit “return” before “selecting new folder” again?[/quote]
If I understand your question, the KM action “Prompt for User Input” has a button for that.
Normally I put a lot of thought into selecting triggers, but this is just a “first draft” so I used status menu trigger; simple and easy.
I assume you will use this macro perhaps a few times a week, not many times per day.
Is that correct?
If so, a convenient way to “pull the trigger” is KM status menu, in the menu bar (top, right of the Mac screen).
A pallet is another option, but, as a newcomer to KM, better to keep it simple now.
Sending to you by email is most convenient for me.