Thanks for the links Kasyan.
print event. Can someone post an example of how that might be structured? Even something generic that I might dissect and learn from would be very helpful.
The "hello world" types of tutorials aren't very helpful. I supose I just need to see something that functions similar to my needs and figure out how to modify it to fit my particular printers, PDF presets, etc.
I suggest browsing Jongware's chm file. That's the easiest way to browse the object model.
here's how to print: (assuming you have a printe preset set up...
exporting is similar.
what does the  signify?
and do I input the name of my print preset name in place of 'myPrinterPreset'? If not, where do I properly define 'myPrinterPreset'?
Sorry if I ask ignorant questions... I did only just start learning this stuff today
Start by downloading the Scripting resources that Adobe provide. Your questions are not difficult to answer, but they are so basic ...
All Is Uncovered in the link Kasyan pointed you to: first, the Introduction To, followed by the Tutorial, and then you are ready to read the In-Depth guide.
You'll see samples you need:
All the samples are well commented and described in more detail in the InDesign Scripting guide.
This is great! I like how the scripts are noted for easy input of my
presets. I think this is the best way for me to learn. I was always
the type to tinker first and read the instructions later