Clicking on "File>Scripting>New" will launch the ExtendScript editor in which one can write and debug scripts.
In FM 10, it is File>Script>New Script. It does open up the New Script dialog box for approximately two seconds and then shuts it down.
This is happening to both my coworker and me. She has tried reinstalling FM10, but the dialog box still does not display long enough for us to use it.
We hope someone can help us, as we are anxious to use this wonderful new feature.
I can report similar behaviour, however it's not a problem as you should be able to open the ExtendScript toolkit from the Windows Start menu. Look for 'Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CS5'.
I did as you suggested and accessed the Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CS5 through the Start menu. However, it does the same thing: displays for just a few seconds and then disappears.
In that case we have to look elsewhere. On my systems the File > Scripts > New Script.. command simply has no effect. If you double click on any .jsx file does it try to open the ESTK? If so does it stay open? You can text this with the example scripts in the \Adobe\AdobeFrameMaker10\Samples\ScriptsAndUtilities folder.
You could reset the ESTK preferences by starting it while holding down the shift key.
I managed to reach Adobe support and they are currently working on the issue. It seems to have them completely stumped. I will let you know what the fix is, so you can use it, too.
Proudfoot - what a terrific name. Origin?
I think we have different problems. I can use the ESTK without a problem other than starting it from within FrameMaker.
Yes my surname is quite unusual and can be traced back to medieval times. It comes from the Northumberland area of England and the South of Scotland.
I wonder if this is just a focus issue. If you look in your taskbar, is the ExtendScript ToolKit application still running? FrameMaker 9 and 10 have a tendency to "steal" focus from other applications. For example, if I choose FrameScript > Script Window and attempt to move the mouse over the Script Window, FrameMaker 9/10's window will jump to the font and obscure the Script Window. I wonder if this is what is happening to your ExtendScript Toolkit window.
Thanks for your response.
The Extendscript icon flashes only momentarily on the toolbar for the same length of time that the New Script dialog box does.
I've been working with the Adobe folks who seem to be stumped. However, there is supposed to be a preferences file for every Adobe application and neither I nor my coworker have that file, so they are pursuing that.
Mary K. Greer
Information Developer - Learning Management Solutions
Intelligent Automation Solutions Client Services
Using TechCommSuite 3.0 on Windows XP.
I always like to close loops and this posting is no exception.
After almost two weeks of diligent sleuthing by Adobe techs and our own security personnel, we determined that the problem of ExtendScript not launching was an in-house problem.
We have a DLP application that interfaces with our desktops for security purposes. We needed to identify the ExtendScript.exe that was running in order to allow it to function. Our security guy performed some wizardry and voila! I had my ExtendScript window.