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  1. Hi, I'm very new to scripting but am trying to learn by creating some scripts I could use. I found this script that would be useful in creating slugs (file/project information for a particular project) in InDesign. Unfortunately, when I try to run it, I get this error message: "Adobe InDesign CS2 got an error: Can't set contents of every page item whose label = "slug logo title" to "Company Name, Proof, etc"." If someone could help advise me where I'm going wrong I would greatly appreciate it. Here is the applescript I have created: tell application "Adobe InDesign CS2" set myDocument to active document set mySlugText to "Company Name, Proof, etc" --Doc Bleed & Slug area setup set thisDocHeight to page height of document preferences set slugHeight to 5.25 --all measurements in picas set thisDocBBleed to (document bleed bottom offset of document preferences) set thisDocBSlug to thisDocBBleed + slugHeight set slug bottom offset of document preferences to thisDocBSlug --Text box for the book title & ISBN set slugTitleHeight to 1.25 --pi set slugTitleWidth to 25 --pi set slugXTitleOffset to 1.25 --pi set slugYTitleOffset to 1 --pi set mySlugTitleBounds to {thisDocHeight + thisDocBBleed + slugYTitleOffset, slugXTitleOffset, thisDocHeight + thisDocBBleed + slugYTitleOffset + slugTitleHeight, slugXTitleOffset + slugTitleWidth} tell every page of myDocument set titleRect to make new text frame with properties {stroke color:swatch "None" of myDocument, geometric bounds:mySlugTitleBounds, label:"slug logo title", fill color:swatch "Paper" of myDocument} end tell set contents of every page item whose label = "slug logo title" to mySlugText end tell
  2. Hi, I'm very new to scripting but am trying to learn by creating some scripts I could use. I found this script that would be useful in creating slugs (file/project information for a particular project) in InDesign. Unfortunately, when I try to run it, I get this error message: "Adobe InDesign CS2 got an error: Can't set contents of every page item whose label = "slug logo title" to "Company Name, Proof, etc"." If someone could help advise me where I'm going wrong I would greatly appreciate it. Here is the applescript I have created: tell application "Adobe InDesign CS2" set myDocument to active document set mySlugText to "Company Name, Proof, etc" --Doc Bleed & Slug area setup set thisDocHeight to page height of document preferences set slugHeight to 5.25 --all measurements in picas set thisDocBBleed to (document bleed bottom offset of document preferences) set thisDocBSlug to thisDocBBleed + slugHeight set slug bottom offset of document preferences to thisDocBSlug --Text box for the book title & ISBN set slugTitleHeight to 1.25 --pi set slugTitleWidth to 25 --pi set slugXTitleOffset to 1.25 --pi set slugYTitleOffset to 1 --pi set mySlugTitleBounds to {thisDocHeight + thisDocBBleed + slugYTitleOffset, slugXTitleOffset, thisDocHeight + thisDocBBleed + slugYTitleOffset + slugTitleHeight, slugXTitleOffset + slugTitleWidth} tell every page of myDocument set titleRect to make new text frame with properties {stroke color:swatch "None" of myDocument, geometric bounds:mySlugTitleBounds, label:"slug logo title", fill color:swatch "Paper" of myDocument} end tell set contents of every page item whose label = "slug logo title" to mySlugText end tell
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