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Hey All,

I'm building a script for Final Cut Pro (7) this is a small part of the entire script and I am having some difficulties getting this to work. So, the objective is to get a number from the user, then to have the number escalate as it repeats. I also need to make this number "Paste" in. However I cannot use the cliboard functions at all because they will be in use in a different part of the script.

What this part was designed to do, (but doesn't do all the time ) is take the number submitted by the user, and break it down by digit and spit it back out in the form of a variable key code. Another part of the script would do the escalation of the number. But what I really need is to find out why the greater than or equal to/ less than or equal to aren't correctly segmentig the numbers, so the script doesn't try to do the input number more than once.

Code:

set start_value to text returned of (display dialog "Start number?: " default answer "") as number
if start_value is greater than or equal to 0 then
if start_value is less than or equal to 9 then
set start_value to start_value as string
set start_value01 to 0
set start_value02 to 0
set start_value03 to the first item of start_value as number
end if
end if
if start_value is greater than or equal to 10 then
if start_value is less than or equal to 99 then
set start_value to start_value as string
set start_value01 to 0
set start_value02 to the first item of start_value as number
set start_value03 to the second item of start_value as number
end if
end if
if start_value is greater than or equal to 100 then
if start_value is less than or equal to 999 then
set start_value to start_value as string
set start_value01 to the first item of start_value as number
set start_value02 to the second item of start_value as number
set start_value03 to the third item of start_value as number
end if
end if
if start_value01 is 1 then set O1 to 18
if start_value01 is 2 then set O1 to 19
if start_value01 is 3 then set O1 to 20
if start_value01 is 4 then set O1 to 21
if start_value01 is 5 then set O1 to 23
if start_value01 is 6 then set O1 to 22
if start_value01 is 7 then set O1 to 26
if start_value01 is 8 then set O1 to 28
if start_value01 is 9 then set O1 to 25
if start_value01 is 0 then set O1 to 29
if start_value02 is 1 then set O2 to 18
if start_value02 is 2 then set O2 to 19
if start_value02 is 3 then set O2 to 20
if start_value02 is 4 then set O2 to 21
if start_value02 is 5 then set O2 to 23
if start_value02 is 6 then set O2 to 22
if start_value02 is 7 then set O2 to 26
if start_value02 is 8 then set O2 to 28
if start_value02 is 9 then set O2 to 25
if start_value02 is 0 then set O2 to 29
if start_value03 is 1 then set O3 to 18
if start_value03 is 2 then set O3 to 19
if start_value03 is 3 then set O3 to 20
if start_value03 is 4 then set O3 to 21
if start_value03 is 5 then set O3 to 23
if start_value03 is 6 then set O3 to 22
if start_value03 is 7 then set O3 to 26
if start_value03 is 8 then set O3 to 28
if start_value03 is 9 then set O3 to 25
if start_value03 is 0 then set O3 to 29
tell application "TextEdit"
activate
tell application "System Events"
tell process "TextEdit"
key code O1
delay 0.1
key code O2
delay 0.1
key code O3
end tell
end tell
end tell

Text Edit being my test dummy for this part of the operation. I am on 10.8, a couple others will be on 10.7.

Thanks for any help on this!

Gabe