I'm working through AppleScript: The Missing Manual right now. On page 73 there is information about using the Services menu to run Applescript from text in other applications (like TextEdit). However, it doesn't work for me. I can type in exactly what the book shows, highlight it, select Script Editor->Get Result of AppleScript from the Services menu, and nothing at all happens. Other entries in the Services menu work (ex. Open URL in Camino), but none of the Script Editor services work. Is it just me, or is this a problem with Tiger? Copying the exact same code from TextEdit into Script Editor and hitting run works, so it's the Services menu that's not working. EDIT: This page talks about what I'm trying to do. It's tip number 4 on that page.