import textedit text into a Max text box?

    Mar 12 2012 | 1:27 pm
    I am working on a patch where I use a Dragon dictate speech recognition software to type the speech into a text via a textedit document (Mac OS).
    I am able to open the document by a Shell command within Max but am not able to import the text from textedit to a text box on Max.... not sure which command I could ask...
    any insight would be much appreciated! Thank you kindly!