A very interesting one!
I maintain a Word document to keep track of items that I need to get done, the related conversation, follow up dates and more. I create a new file every month and use a standard naming convention.
I created a macro but the way I tried to create the “variable” file name is not working. The macro is here:
Start Word and Load To Do.kmmacros (2.7 KB)
Would very much appreciate your help with the above.
PS. Again, I could do this is AppleScript (i.e. I wrote a script that works) but it defeats the purpose not to mention that I cannot get AppleScript to work within KM!
At a glance, it looks like all you should need to do is use the syntax for referencing variables in your Open File action:
~/Documents/Projects On The Go/To Do Lists/%Variable%FileName%
@gglick, excellent and thank you!
That worked like an absolute charm!
Take note of these:
Variables user manual section
Tokens user manual section
Tokenized variable names are formally of the format:
%Variable Name% also is legal – but should be avoided – as it's too easy to confuse with an actual KM text-token.
Appreciated, some reading material for the stationary bike!
I cannot believe how much there is to learn! It is a bit overwhelming, especially for a nice like me!
I've been using Keyboard Maestro at a super-user level for about 17 years now, and I still don't know everything (or remember everything) about it.
- Take your time.
- Learn the terminology.
- Look through all the menus carefully.
- You won't remember everything but you'll begin to build your mind map of Keyboard Maestro.
- Look through the Actions Panel (Cmd-K), and familiarize yourself with all the categories.
- Use the help
- Option-Key in menus.
- Help link in dialogs.
- Use the search field in the Help Menu.
- Use the Insert By Name functions in the Edit menu – actions, tokens, functions, variables, and dates.
- Don't spend more than 30 minutes banging your head against a problem.
- The world has enough dain brammage already.
- Search the forum.
- If you don't find answers pretty quickly then ask.
Your adventure has only just begun...
@ccstone, thanks for the encouraging words!