Errors trying to escape quotes in AppleScript

Discussion created by hillen on Nov 14, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2016 by hillen

I have a Filemaker scrip that executes an apple script step.  That step says this:


SetClipboardAppleScrip ( "<SPAN STYLE=color: #3b6f99; font-style: italic; font-size: 10pt></span>" )


When that script step runs, it pastes this text:


<SPAN STYLE=color: #3b6f99; font-style: italic; font-size: 10pt></span>



But what I need it to paste is this:



<SPAN STYLE="color: #3b6f99; font-style: italic; font-size: 10pt"></span>


That is, I need the quotes included. OK, so you say the solution is easy, just escape the quotes like this:


SetClipboardAppleScrip ( "<SPAN STYLE=\"color: #3b6f99; font-style: italic; font-size: 10pt\"></span>" )


Nope - doesn't work. The version of the apple script above with the escaped quotes returns these errors:
1. A property can't go after this """.
2. Unknown error -2740
How do I properly escape the needed quotes in the apple script above so that the quotes are included in text that's written to the clipboard?