Help to convert MS Word VBA to Applescript

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by obelixander, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. obelixander macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2010
    I have the following procedure written in VBA for Word which I need to use in Word 2008 for Mac. Please bear with me as I've had a very basic first stab and know very little about Apple Script.

    Sub descriptionRelativeMacro()

    If Selection.Type = wdSelectionNormal Then

    ActiveDocument.Indexes.MarkEntry Range:=Selection.Range, _

    Entry:="D:" & Selection.Range.Text & "/" & Time() & "/-PPP/R/"

    End If

    End Sub

    I've started to try and write that in Apple Script by writing this:

    if selection type of selection is selection normal then mark for index active document range text object of selection ¬
    entry "D:" & content of text object of selection & "/" & (current date) & "/-PPP/R/"
    end if

    but I get the following error message:

    "Expected “then”, etc. but found identifier."

    Can you help?

    Many thanks.

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