Switching from Quark to Indy in work this weekend . Other, more scary software in the mix, thus stress mixed with elation. No time for research, so this is a blatant brain-picking exercise.
Is it possible to discover by script the "geometric bounds" of an individual paragraph in a story, ie the coordinates of its location in a spread?
While the scripting guide is excellently informative on the topic of creating new things, it is not so hot on this sort of "forensic" scripting, discovering what has been going on after the fact.
You can get the horizontal offset of characters, so you can use that to get the X values. And you can get the baseline of the first and last lines, as well as the ascent of characters in the first line -- that gives you the Y values.
And do yourself a favor and get Script Debugger for its Explorer view -- you'll learn so much more about InDesign's object model.
I'll see if I can persuade someone to get me the SD upgrade for
I think the demo runs for 30 days, which should get you to Christmas eve ;-)