Executing a Script

You can execute a script in three different ways:

  1. Select the desired script and click on the Execute button on the left side of the script management widget.


    Scripting: execute button
  2. Use a keyboard shortcut.


    Scripting: keyboard shortcut

    You can assign a keyboard shortcut to a script using the Configure button in the script management widget.


    Scripting: configure sequence dialog
  3. Use an editor key sequence. The script will be executed, if you type the assigned key sequence in the editor.


    Scripting: editor key sequence

    This method can be extended to a rather sophisticated kind of code completion. Let us assume that you have a written a script, which simply inserts the LATEX command \textbf{} into the current document.

    document.insertText("\\textbf{%C}");
    

    If you now type the assigned key sequence bfx in your text document, this key sequence will be removed and the script will be executed. It will insert \textbf{} and the cursor is placed between the braces.


    Scripting: typing an editor key sequence

    What a comfortable and powerful method of code completion.