Mac iCal "Run Script" alert opens .scpt file in AppleScript Editor instead of running it

drskot

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Jul 11, 2010
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I think I've followed the instructions right on how to schedule a script to run, but when the alert fires, instead of running the script gets opened in AppleScript Editor.

Here's what I did:

- Created a new event in iCal
- Under "alert" chose "Run Script"
- located my script file "running.scpt"
- typed "1" next to "minutes before"

What am I doing wrong? Running Lion 10.7.4, iCal 5.0.3.
 

kryten2

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Mar 17, 2012
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Can you post your script code? Put your code between the code tags. What instructions did you follow?
 
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drskot

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Jul 11, 2010
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After trying what seemed straightforward in the user interface, I found several descriptions of the procedure online, which seemed to confirm what I had already guessed. For example:

http://www.tuaw.com/2008/04/14/mac-101-schedule-your-scripts/
http://www.dssw.co.uk/blog/2011/01/12/how-to-use-ical-to-run-an-applescript/
http://www.hawkwings.net/2005/12/09/make-an-ical-event-run-an-applescript/

The script I'm trying to run for now is simply this:

Code:
tell application "iCal" to activate
saved in a file called, optimistically, "running.scpt".

If I type at the command line

Code:
osascript running.scpt
the script does what it's meant to do (bring iCal to the front), but if I set it as an iCal alarm, it just opens in AppleScript Editor.

Thanks for your help...
 
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kryten2

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Mar 17, 2012
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Belgium
The script runs fine here. It activates (brings iCal to the front). I'm running Leopard 10.5.8, iCal 3.0.8. Sure you didn't choose Open file instead of Run script?
 

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