3 Replies Latest reply on May 21, 2010 1:26 PM by jimmy_pop

    Find and place CS4 JS


      Hi all,

      I would like the script to run through each line of the file, search the  InDesign file for that number, and if it finds it place the icon I  specify after the text it just found. Here is some pseduo code I've been trying to figure out by piecing together other scripts.




           var text = input.nextLine();

           if(textExists == true)


                app.findTextPreferences.findWhat = text;
                app.changeTextPreferences.changeTo = text + " " + place("C:\\catalog\\icons\\Icon_install.ai") after the text  found;


                go to the next line



      I would be using a text file that has part numbers in it like







      I know a bit of java from school but not much JS. I'm really sorry for being so sloppy, but I'm new to JS. Any help would be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Find and place CS4 JS
          Harbs. Level 6

          Do you need the same icon each time or a different icon for each?


          If it's the same icon, you have two options:


          1) You can copy it to the clipboard and use find/change to insert the clipboard contents (like you would in the UI).


          2) You can serach the document and use iterate through the finds using




          or (if it's in the clipboard)





          • 2. Re: Find and place CS4 JS
            jimmy_pop Level 1

            Yes I will be using one icon per list of numbers. Are you saying to put all of the part numbers in an array? Also, I don't want to replace the contents of what I find, I just want to add the icon directly after the number it has found.

            • 3. Re: Find and place CS4 JS
              jimmy_pop Level 1
              var finds = new Array("66782","67575");
              for(var i = 0; i < finds.length; i++)
                   app.findTextPreferences.findWhat = finds[i];


              I just used two part numbers to test this. When I try to run it it gives me an error 21: undefined is not an object on line 6 which is the app.select statement. Any idea?