micinfo

Scriptmaker error when dragging scripts to new location

Discussion created by micinfo on Jul 20, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 23, 2012 by gdurniak

iMac i7, OS 10.6.8, FMPA 8.5:

I searched the forum and found something similar from 2008 but newer posts claim it still has not been addressed by FMI. Here is the problem:

 

Summary:

Basically, scripts that are located down in the Script maker list (ie, farther down then the 100th script in the list) cannot drag to a new location properly. Rather, the script I'm trying to drag doesn't drag, but instead the script above it is the one that ends up getting dragged, and then it doesn't end up in the location I drag it to but rather shows up in the location above it. Something has gotten terribly corrupt in the Scriptmaker directory.

 

Example:

I have a file that has about 200 scripts. I created a new script which defaults to the bottom position in the list (call it script 200) and when I tried to drag it up to its proper location (say at location 150 in the Scriptmaker list), the inserted script takes on the same name as the script immediately above it (ie, in location 149). Then, when I click on each script's name in that same vicinity (e.g., scripts 148 to 152), a couple of scripts change names and reveal the REAL script sequence in the list, and the script I was trying to drag doesn't even appear there! - it's still back in its original location 200, but the script that was in location 199 is the one that ended up getting dragged...not to location 150 but to location 149. I DID notice that the top 100 scripts seem to drag perfectly within that part of the list, but when I grab a script lower than slot 100, things seem corrupt.

 

Attempted remedies:

Recovering the file does not solve the problem (even after trying a few times). Deleting the scripts around location 100 and recreating them doesn't solve the problem either. It seems that the locations have become corrupt for the entire lower half of the script list (ie, scripts in positions greater than about 100 in the Scriptmaker list). All of my daily backups to May 2012 have this problem (I haven't had the need to relocate any scripts in the file in recent months until now). I checked a few other files that are equally loaded with many dozens of scripts but those scripts can be relocated without flaw to any other location in the list. The scripts work, but I really need to relocate them to the functional blocks in the list where they belong.

 

PLEASE HELP! This is a nasty problem with the Scriptmaker list.

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