I'm working on scripts for Mac users. What I'd like to know is if there is a way to change the mouse pointer from within a script. Can one do this?
The reason I need to do this is that when a script runs the cursor changes to the spinning beach ball. I display a dialog asking for information and may users think the script has hung InDesign because of the beach ball. People also don't know where the hotspot is on the beach ball so it's hard to click things accurately.
I have often noticed that spinning beachball and found it distasteful when working with a dialog, but there's not much choice, I'm afraid. ScriptUI might be a way out in CS3, but not in CS2. If you want the same script to work in both, then I think you're stuck with the beachball.