Show a specific line of a text-edit-document (content may changing) large on the screen

Hello guys!
I want to show a specific line of a text-edit-dokument (content may changing) large on the screen.
If anybody has any suggestions I would be thrilled...

So here an example:
I have a text-edit-document with the content

1 hello - hallo
2 dear - lieber
3 friend - freund

(I want to learn all this vocabulary)

now I want to get shown (for example) LINE 3 (friend - freund) 5 times a day (this one, you can do with a time trigger)

  1. the location of the document does not change
  2. the content of the document may change, tomorrow it could be
1 hello - hallo
2 dear - lieber
3 dog - Hund

P.S.: To Change the Display size (for the people who don't know) you can use this:

defaults write com.stairways.keyboardmaestro.engine DisplayLargeTextDisplayPeriod -float 5.0

This should get you started. There is a lot you can add, but I didn't want to deny you the fun! :wink:

Two Macros

  1. Select Text for Word-Of-The-Day (and enable or disable #2)
  2. Display Term-of-the-Day

Macro Setup

  1. Enable Macros, and assign a trigger to #1.
  2. Choose days to trigger on Macro #2
  3. Edit Macro #1, and add your list of terms

How To Use

  1. Trigger Macro #1 to select word of the day;
    CANCEL the process and disable Macro #2
  2. Have fun❗


MACRO:   Select Text for Word-Of-The-Day [Example]

~~~ VER: 1.0    2018-08-11 ~~~


Select Text for Word-Of-The-Day [Example].kmmacros (5.8 KB)
Note: This Macro was uploaded in a DISABLED state. You must enable before it can be triggered.


MACRO:   Display Term-of-the-Day [Example]

~~~ VER: 1.0    2018-08-11 ~~~


Display Term-of-the-Day [Example].kmmacros (2.1 KB)

Note: This Macro was uploaded in a DISABLED state. You must enable before it can be triggered.
The trigger is also effectively disabled because NO days were chosen. Choose the days you want.


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@JMichaelTX This is so cool! Thank you so much! I tested it out a bit and already got great suggestions I never thought of! The prompt from List action somehow wasn't on my mind at all. For this specific case it is not useful for me, but I have a bunch of other macros I wanna implement it in.
For my vocabulary-stuff I will check out your [FILE] Process Lines in Text File Macro. I will post my macro here than in the next days, when I have time for that! Thank you very much indeed!

Fine. Use whatever works best for you. But keep in mind that Prompt With List action can use a file as its source.