Set the value of an attribute, here $Width:
set value of attribute "Width" of myNote to 5
Note the AppleScript limitation of the (implicit use of the)
named operator and its case-insensitivity matching names.
To get the value of a designated attribute:
get value of attribute "Width" of myNote
Or, for an offset address:
get value of attribute "Width" of (lastChild of MyNote)
Attributes with local values can be reported:
get the localattributes of TheNote
… returns a list of attributes for a note where (both):
- the note has an immediate value for that attribute, rather than inheriting a value from a prototype or the attribute default.
- the attribute is not intrinsic, hidden, or deprecated.
To remove any local value assigned to the designated attribute, restoring the inherited or default value:
delete value of attribute "Width" of myNote
This is akin to the action
The default value of an attribute can be read or set from the note [sic] context:
get defaultValue of attribute "Width" of myNote
set defaultValue of attribute "Width" of myNote) to "5"
Don't forget to refresh the UI, to ensure the Tinderbox window reflects the changes made via scripting.