thanks pixxxel schubser!
that doesn't seem to be actually holding a selection though? it doesn't give me any errors, but it also doesn't return a selection. neither can i assign a variable to that function and then access the variable later..
how do i go about utilizing this function?
gosh i'm so stupid. = (
i forgot the parentheses at the end of it. now i'm able to grab that selection. THANKS!!! you're awesome.
awesome. i'll keep that one for my records. for my purposes right now, the selection by active artboard function is perfect. now i just need to work out how to loop through each pathItem within that selection and determine if it contains a certain spot color (and if it does, add to a counter of some sort) and verify that the number of occurrences of that spot color equal the total number of arboards in the doc (that is to say.. verify that a certain spot color exists at least once on every artboard).
so i assure you i'll be back to soak up as much of your experience and knowledge as i can get my grubby paws on. =)
Thanks again, so much. you've been incredibly helpful. CarlosCanto as well.