Opening Marked 2 from BBEdit

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03 Jun, 2018 04:38 AM


You were kind enough to send me an Apple script to open MultiMarkdown documents from BBEdit.

The script was:

tell application "BBEdit" to set mdFile to file of document window 1
tell application "Marked 2"
activate open mdFile end tell

I followed your instructions but when I run the script I get a -1702 error (corrupt document)

I have attached two screenshots and the original md file. Could you please advise how I can fix this error. I've tried Google but can't find anything relevant.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 03 Jun, 2018 12:22 PM

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    Try downloading this directly, unzipping, and placing into the BBEdit
    Scripts folder (~/Library/Application Support/BBEdit/Scripts). You don't
    need to open it in Script Editor at all, it will run with the
    "applescript" extension as an uncompiled script.


  2. 2 Posted by peter2536 on 03 Jun, 2018 03:01 PM

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    Thank you again for your help. The new script works fine. BBEdit and Marked 2 are (IMHO) the best Markdown writing combination. I use a number of snippets in BBEdit to make life easier.

    Answer this only if you have time; the two scripts are the same except for the second being an AppleScript. Is the script file being a *.applescript file rather than a *.scpt file?

    Thanks again,

    Peter Anderson
    There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things — Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince, ch. 6

  3. 3 Posted by Robert on 03 Jun, 2018 04:41 PM

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    with a change it works for me also for CotEditor, really cool! Great, thanks...

    -- Place in ~/Library/Application Support/com.coteditor.CotEditor
    -- Use from the Script menu bar item while editing a Markdown document (must be saved first)
    tell application "CotEditor" to set mdFile to file of document of window 1
    tell application "Marked 2"
        open mdFile
    end tell

    Best regards Robert

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