3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 12, 2010 3:13 PM by sstanleyau

    AppleScript to Copy Text in Selected Text Box

    jo2mendoza

      I need assistance in AppleScript in InDesign CS2.

       

      I have 5 text (stories) boxes in a page.

       

      Story 1 to 4 boxes have text; Story 5 box is empty.

       

      I click on Story 1 and Story 3.

       

      The script I need is to copy the text on the selected text boxes that is clicked, which in this case is Story 1 and copy it to the empty Story 5 box. Then the other clicked text box, Story 3, is also copied in Story 5.

       

      I already know the command to copy:

      "select text in story 1 of document 1"

      "copy"

       

      But I am stuck on the command to choose the other selected boxes and copy to Story 5.

       

      Any suggestions?

       

      >>>>>

       

      Other question also an AppleScript for CS2:

       

      My current command to paste a text is using the system events.

       

      In the above, my command to copy and paste an item is:

       

      tell application "InDesign CS2"

        select text in story 1 of document 1

        copy

        select text in story 5 of document 5

      end tell

       

      tell application "System Events"

         tell process "Adobe InDesign CS2"

             keystroke "v" using command down

         end tell

      end tell

       


      Is there a better command on pasting other than the system events command?