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Inside Macintosh: AppleScript Language Guide / Part 3 - Appendixes
Appendix B - Scriptable Text Editor Dictionary / Scriptable Text Editor Object Class Definitions


Paragraph

An object of class Paragraph is a text object that's delimited by return characters or by the beginning or end of the container.

PROPERTIES
Font
The name of the font of the characters of the paragraph. If the font varies within the paragraph, the Font property specifies the font of the first character.
Class: String
Modifiable? Yes
Length
The number of characters in a text object.
Class: Integer
Modifiable? No
Offset
The offset, in characters, from the beginning of the document to the first character of a text object.
Class: Integer
Modifiable? No
Size
The size, in points, of the characters of the paragraph. If the size varies within the paragraph, the Size property specifies the size of the first character.
Class: Integer
Modifiable? Yes
Style
The text styles of the characters of the paragraph. If the text styles vary within the paragraph, the Style property specifies
the styles of the first character.
Class: Text Style Info. Objects of this class have two properties: On Styles and Off Styles. The On Styles property specifies the styles that apply to the text object. The Off Styles property specifies the styles that do not apply to the text object. Both properties are lists of constants that specify text styles. See "Elements of Text Objects" on page 314 for information about how styles are used. The constants that can be used in Style property lists are bold, italic, outline, underline, and shadow.
Modifiable? Yes
Uniform Styles
The text styles that are uniformly "on" or "off" for all characters of a text object.
Class: Text Style Info. Objects of this class have two properties: On Styles and Off Styles. The On Styles property specifies the styles that apply to all the characters of the text object. The Off Styles property specifies the styles that do not apply to any of the characters of the text object. Both properties are lists of constants that specify text styles. If a style does not appear in either list, the style applies to some but not all of the characters in the object. See "Elements of Text Objects" on page 314 for information about how styles are used. The constants that can be used in Uniform Styles property lists are bold, italic, outline, underline, and shadow.
Modifiable? No
ELEMENT CLASSES
See "Elements of Text Objects" on page 314 for a general discussion of these element classes.

Character
Characters contained in the paragraphs
Paragraph
Paragraphs contained in the paragraphs
Text
Series of characters contained in the paragraphs
Text Item
Text items contained in the paragraphs
Word
Words contained in the paragraphs
COMMANDS HANDLED
Copy, Count, Cut, Data Size, Delete, Exists, Get, Make, Move, Select, Set

DEFAULT VALUE CLASS RETURNED
Styled Text

EXAMPLE
tell document "Memo" of app "Scriptable Text Editor"
   set style of (paragraphs whose first word = "Hello") to bold
end tell 

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13 JUL 1996