Open [<doc> with] <app>
open [<document> with] <application>
The open <application> command opens an application and, optionally, a document that can be read by the opened application.
Upon quitting the application, Oracle Media Objects returns the user to the card displayed when the open command was executed.
When using the open <application> command, it is important to use complete path information for any application or document not in the current stack's directory or on the system path.
The application path name length and the document name length are each limited to 63 characters, not including the enclosing quotation marks. Thus, the maximum length of the entire open <application> command string is:
Length: 70 characters Syntax: open <application>
Length: 141 characters
Syntax: open <document> with <application>
Because MS-Windows 3.1 and Macintosh System 7.x are multitasking systems, Oracle Media Objects scripts will usually continue to execute concurrently with other opened applications. However, the amount of time allotted to Oracle Media Objects will depend upon the foreground application.
On the Macintosh, to open Microsoft Excel from a folder named "Excel" on a volume named "Macintosh HD," the correct syntax would be:
This text has been mechanically extracted from the Oracle Media Objects 18.104.22.168 MediaTalk Reference, © 1995 Oracle Corporation, and is provided here solely for educational/historical purposes.