Filemaker has a built in command to paste the contents from the clipboard into a field without using Apple Script and that command is paste. http://www.filemaker.com/help/11/fmp/html/scripts_ref1.36.33.html
I'm not real familiar with apple script, but I'm sure the error is that you have not told the script which field to paste the data into.
Is there a field active when FM opens after the new record is created?
Yes there is only one field in this database and every time a new record is evoked the cursor is in this field.
I can't understand why my script does not work.
Seems there is a drought when it comes to AppleScript help.
Yes you were right. I needed to be more specific as to where to paste the text.
I now have the following and it works fine.
tellapplication "FileMaker Pro Advanced"
create new record at the end
go tofield "Text" oflastrecord
Thanks so much for your help.