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vwnisus
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Permissions error in running macro

Post by vwnisus » 2018-12-03 09:24:15

I am using Nisus Writer Pro 3.0 on macOS 10.14.1.

On running the macro I am getting the following error message (which previously ran without problem):
There was an error on line 2 in the macro "test import"
Could not access the file "/Users/victor/Dropbox/Nisus/Nisus Writer Settings/Style Library/LexisNexis Case Formatting.rtf" because permission was denied: ~/Dropbox/Nisus/Nisus Writer Settings/Style Library/LexisNexis Case Formatting.rtf.
The macro itself:

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$editDoc = Document.active
$styleLibDoc = Document.open "/Users/victor/Dropbox/Nisus/Nisus Writer Settings/Style Library/LexisNexis Case Formatting.rtf"
$editDoc.addStyles $styleLibDoc.allStyles, "replace"
$styleLibDoc.close
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Format:Paragraph Style:LexisNexis

Format:Text Color:Black

Find and Replace ‘\n\n+’, ‘\n’, ‘Eas’

Save

Sleep 2

Close Window
The file referred to in line 2 is definitely there.

Any help would be gratefully received.

Victor

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Re: Permissions error in running macro

Post by martin » 2018-12-03 10:58:35

The problem here is sandboxing. Basically the system (macOS) denies Nisus Writer and your macros access to any files, unless you first interact with them naturally (eg: using a file dialog). You can fix the problem by adding code to your macro that ensures access to the file:

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$filePath = "/Users/victor/Dropbox/Nisus/Nisus Writer Settings/Style Library/LexisNexis Case Formatting.rtf"
File.requireAccessAtPath $filePath
$styleLibDoc = Document.open $filePath
For more details on this (and other potential solutions) see the section The Mac Sandbox in the macro language reference. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Re: Permissions error in running macro

Post by vwnisus » 2018-12-06 00:27:16

Martin,

Thank you the information. With the revised code the macro runs again.

Victor

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