It's easier than you think. The function File.openDialog already returns an array of file names! So this is why your failing line fails; you are handing it the entire array of file names instead of just one. You are doing the opposite; you attempt to place the entire array and treat the return value of "place" as the array.
Use this to place the first image:
var slideshowItem_first = tabletSlideshow.pages.item(0).place(slideshowImages);
Hey Jongware, thanks for the prompt reply!
OK, this works now... I'm about to place an image, no problem. The issue is... I'm only about to place one.
var slideshowItem_second = tabletSlideshow.pages.item(0).place(slideshowImages);
to place the second item in the array... but what if I want to enter 3, or 12, or 27? It might change from time to time. So, how to do I tell it to place all of them?
The usual way. Use slideshowImages.length to get the number of images; then, you can loop over all images and place each one of them:
for (i=0; i<slideshowImages.length; i++) tabletSlideshow.pages.item(0).place(slideshowImages[i]);
-- although you need to think of a way to place each of the images on a page of their own, 'cause this loop will place them on top of each other on the first page.
Hey, perfect, thanks so much! Yeah, I'm pretty new at JS scripting, so I appreciate all the guidance!
I don't have to put them on separate pages, but I do have to manipulate them (all the same, fortunately). If so, to do anything to them, I guess I would be doing something such as:
for (i=0; i<slideshowImages.length; i++)
tabletSlideshow.pages.item(0).items(slideshowImages[i])).geometricBounds = ["yadayada"];
Or is items() the wrong approach to it?
Thanks again for all the help! Very thankful!