the selectedChunk or selectedChunk()
The selectedChunk() function returns a reference to the currently selected text in the form:
char <number> to <number> of <card | bg> field <id#>
If no text is selected, selectedChunk returns the position of the insertion point in a card or background field, or empty if no insertion point is placed.
Create a field and type the following line into it:
The weather has been very disappointing as of late.
Create a button and name it "Selector". Add the following handler to the button's script:
put the selectedChunk
Now, select the word weather and click on the button. To obtain the actual selection, change your handler to read:
put the value of the selectedChunk
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