October 20, 2012

Toggle Flex/Exact Search in Accordance

Accordance power user Rubén Gomez had the great idea of making a script to enable Flex Search in Accordance. Flex Search is a new powerful search feature in Accordance to provide new options for searching.
I'm posting here my version of a script that toggles between Flex Search and Exact Search in the Preferences. It is scripting the user interface of the Preferences pane in Accordance 10, so you can actually see the script doing it's work. As much as anything, this script may give some of you some help getting started at scripting the preferences yourself:

-- This script will toggle Flex/Exact search in Accordance preferences
tell application "Accordance" to activate
tell application "System Events"
tell process "acord"
click menu item "Preferences…" of menu 1 of menu bar item "Accordance" of menu bar 1
delay 0.2
-- select "Search Tabs" panel
set selected of row 12 of outline 1 of scroll area 1 of window "Preferences" to true
delay 0.2
-- toggle a checkbox to enable the "OK" button
-- necessary because clicking radio button does not enable "OK" button
click checkbox 1 of window "Preferences"
click checkbox 1 of window "Preferences"
set v to value of radio button "Flex Search" of radio group 1 of window "Preferences"
if v = 0 then
-- click to appropriate radio button
click radio button "Flex Search" of radio group 1 of window "Preferences"
click radio button "Exact Search" of radio group 1 of window "Preferences"
end if
delay 0.2 -- make this delay 1 or 2 seconds if you want longer to see what was switched.
-- dismiss Preferences
click button "OK" of window "Preferences"
end tell
end tell

October 05, 2012

Accordance Services Demo Tutorial

Here is a video giving a demonstration of the Accordance Services collection available as part of the Accordance Automation Script Library for Accordance version 10.  The Services offer a large spectrum of possibilities, so seeing the video will help you get your head around just what is possible.

Be sure you've also seen the Installation Tutorial. More about Accordance Automation is here.

October 01, 2012

Accordance Services Installation Video

Here is a short video demonstrating the installation of the Accordance Script Library and the Accordance Services.