I get the same using AppleScript and the ESTK…
thanks for your reply.
it appears you can set an images flip using the commands in the dictionay i.e.
tell application "Adobe InDesign CS5"
set absolute flip of the selection to both -- or horizontal and vertical
but it appears it can't read those values.
Yes that is what I thought too… Listed as r/w all is just wrongly documented me thinks?
I guess that 'both' (or 'horizontal and vertical') is a set-only property, because when you flip an object horizontally and vertically this simply results in a 180° rotation angle, so the object is in fact not flipped at all (in the sense that the x-scale and the y-scale have the same sign).