Can you narrow down what you need exactly? "Proper syntax" suggests you may want to look at Adobe's Scripting Guides. There ought to be one for AppleScript, containing lots of smaller and larger examples of the proper syntax: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/indesign/documentation.html
* TextFrame has a 'move' method, and you can move 'by' a certain amount, or 'to' a specific position. You can hardcode these positions and everything will move by/to the same values; but if those values depend on other objects, you need a lot more code to first found out what values to use
* similarly, TextFrame has a 'resize' method to change its size. Actually, I'd rather manipulate its geometricBounds directly and do this and a move at the same time – but it depends on your needs.
* changing paragraph styles is a doozy. It can be as easy as
app.activeDocument.paragraphStyles.item("Body text").pointSize = 10.5;
* Images and colored rectangles are conceptually the same thing as text frames, and can be adjusted exactly like them.
I am an AppleScript specialist who has written a book on AppleScript for InDesign. I would love to help you get up to speed on working with AppleScript. I write a blog almost weekly that includes code for various automation tasks. Take a look at the subjects there and if you don't find what you need, let me know. I am always looking for a topic to cover with my blogs. The blog is locatedd at yourscriptdoctor.com/blogs
Shirley W. Hopkins
Thank you for the response. I will check it out.
I will check it out. Thank you for the response.