"place" Actionscript indesign doesnt work...HELP

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  1. scottmemberg, Mar 25, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 26, 2014

    scottmemberg macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi guys,
    I am really new to this and would appreciate any help you can offer. Syntax is a bitch when doing code and I am not a coder. With that being said what I want to do is Start a page in Indesign with some items that are always there using applesript. I am finding out that certain custom fonts will "applied font" not work. The real problem is i need a logo to be placed in a box at the bottom of the page called "HUDlogo" But it doesnt work.

    Here is the code:

    Code:
    tell application "Adobe InDesign CS6"
    	load swatches from ("Web Design 1/Users/scottmemberg/Desktop/LennarSwatches.ase")
    	
    	set myDocument to make document
    	
    	tell margin preferences
    		set top to 0.25
    		set left to 0.25
    		set bottom to 0.25
    		set right to 0.25
    	end tell
    	
    	tell view preferences of myDocument
    		set vertical measurement units to inches
    		set horizontal measurement units to inches
    	end tell
    	
    	tell document preferences of myDocument
    		set page width to 8.5
    		set page height to 11
    		set facing pages to false
    		set page orientation to portrait
    	end tell
    	
    	
    	tell page 1 of myDocument
    		set myHeaderBar to make text frame
    		set geometric bounds of myHeaderBar to {".25", ".25", ".75", "8.25"}
    		set vertical justification of text frame preferences of myHeaderBar to center align
    		
    		set contents of myHeaderBar to "LENNAR®"
    		set fill color of myHeaderBar to "Primary - Blue"
    		tell paragraph 1 of myHeaderBar
    			set properties to {fill color:swatch "Primary - White" of myDocument}
    			tell paragraphs to set justification to center align
    			set point size to 25
    			set applied font to "Lennar Logo"  --DOESNT find the logo even though its there loaded in my system
    			set font style of paragraph 1 to "Expanded Heavy"
    		end tell
    		
    		
    		
    		set myDisclaimer to make text frame
    		set geometric bounds of myDisclaimer to {"9.83", ".25", "10.75", "8.25"}
    		tell text frame preferences of myDisclaimer
    			set inset spacing to {0.0625, 0.0625, 0.0625, 0.5625}
    		end tell
    		set contents of myDisclaimer to "FPO—————>>Disclaimer goes here Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. (0000) 0/00"
    		set fill color of myDisclaimer to "Accent - Grey"
    		tell paragraph 1 of myDisclaimer
    			set properties to {fill color:swatch "Primary - White" of myDocument}
    			tell paragraphs to set justification to left justified
    			set point size to 7
    			set applied font to "Helvetica Neue"
    			set font style of paragraph 1 to "47 Light Condensed"
    		end tell
    		
    --SMALL BOX where logo is to be placed into
    
    		set HUDlogo to make rectangle with properties {geometric bounds:{"9.8925", "7.7539", "10.335", "8.1839"}}
    		set stroke weight of HUDlogo to 0
    		set fill color of HUDlogo to "None"
    		set properties of HUDlogo to {content type:graphic type}
    		
    		tell HUDlogo to place file "/Users/scottmemberg/Desktop/IMG_3452.jpg" -- i know that this isnt how its written
    	end tell
    	
    	
    	
    	
    	activate
    end tell
     
  2. scottmemberg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mar 25, 2014
    #2
    Updtate

    Turns out that the path had"/" all i did is replaced them with ":"

    tell HUDlogo to place file "Volumes:Betty:Lennar Homes:assets:Logos:HUD - Equal Housing Opportunity:HUD_logo.ai"

    then it was happy

    NOW I need to scale it...hee hee
     

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