1 Reply Latest reply on May 18, 2017 1:03 PM by mikevine1

    FindChangeByList Script Error Message

    mikevine1 Level 1

      When I run the FindChangeByList script included with InDesignCS6, I receive the following error message:

      Script Error Message.png

       

      Here is the .txt file I use with the script:

      text{findWhat:”$4.99”}{changeTo:”$10.99”}{includeFootnotes:true, includeMasterPages:true, includeHiddenLayers:true, wholeWord:false}Find $4.99 to $10.99.

       

      Once this small test works, I will be creating a .txt file with multiple price changes. Does anyone have an idea why this example .txt file doesn't work with the FindChangeByList script?

      I'm not a script writer, so thanks in advance for any help with my issue!

      Mike

        • 1. Re: FindChangeByList Script Error Message
          mikevine1 Level 1

          I'm on a Mac and when I edit the .txt file in Excel, then Save As a tab delimited .txt file, the script gives me the error message. When I open the .txt file in MSWord, make edits, then Save As a tab delimited .txt file, the script works with no error message. My question: my price list comes to me as a Excel document. How can I save it from Excel to avoid the script error like MSWord? Excel must be inserting invisibles on Save As.