Cannot run script after upgrading to 5.2.0

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Mark Eagle

19 Apr, 2018 05:58 PM

After installing 5.2.0 from 5.1.8 I cannot run my old JSTalk script. I know that you updated to CocoaScript but thought this should still work. Is there something I need to do to convert it? I never used CocoaScript but after Googling a bit they look about the same. The new location of the folder for scripts seems to have 'jstalkscripts' now:


Here is my script which opens a page with a date format I want to specify:

VPLanguage = jstalk
VPScriptMenuTitle = New Page With Current Date
VPShortcutKey = j
VPShortcutMask = command control

var dateFormatter = [[NSDateFormatter alloc] init];
[dateFormatter setDateFormat:@"yyyy-MM-dd"];
var formattedDateString = [dateFormatter stringFromDate:[NSDate date]];

if (![document containsItemWithKey:formattedDateString]) {
[document createNewPageWithName:formattedDateString];

[document openPageWithTitle:formattedDateString];

  1. 1 Posted by Sarah on 19 Apr, 2018 08:57 PM

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    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for bringing this up. Can you provide a bit more detail about the issue you are experiencing with your JSTalk script not running? (e.g. Is it not appearing in the menu? Is it appearing but not doing what it's supposed to?)

    Also, is there another script in that folder that has the same filename or that has the same VPScriptMenuTitle?

    Primate Labs Inc.

  2. 2 Posted by Mark Eagle on 20 Apr, 2018 01:09 PM

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    The script does show up in the menu but it is not working as it did in 5.1.8. The date formatter in my script was structuring a date as yyyy-MM-dd. However, when I run the script now it uses a date format that is MM/dd/yyyy.

    I need to use the yyyy-MM-dd format so it matches the date format for Vooddoopad which is under Edit -> Insert -> Current Date. That format is yyyy-MM-dd. This makes my pages link up correctly between the two actions. If you can look at my script and help me make that work I would appreciate it. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  3. 3 Posted by Sarah on 20 Apr, 2018 09:35 PM

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    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for clarifying. The script seems to be working on our devices (displaying yyyy-MM-dd). Which model of Mac and MacOS version are you using?

    Primate Labs Inc.

  4. 4 Posted by Mark Eagle on 21 Apr, 2018 01:41 AM

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    Hi Sarah,

    Here are my specs:

    Early 2015 Mac Pro 13" running High Sierra 10.13.3



  5. 5 Posted by Sarah on 23 Apr, 2018 09:12 PM

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    Hi Mark,

    I appreciate you providing your specs. We'll look into this as soon as possible and I'll let you know if I have any updates.


    Primate Labs Inc.

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