An ExtendScript library for FrameMaker

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Sep 06, 2021 Sep 06, 2021

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Dear friends and experts,

Many of you have helped me when I was stuck in a scripting problem. Even if my script suites (FMbiblio, FMcalc, FMfindRepl, FMgraph, FMnotes and FMvars) are not used that much (besides myself), this work built up my knowledge and function library.

I share this library with you on https://www.daube.ch/docu/fmaker88.html 
A complete documentation is on https://www.daube.ch/docu/files/FMjsxLib.pdf 

Since not much of this work was really just out of my head, most functions refer to a knowledge source in the comment header:

 

KLD_Z.FindAndReplaceString = function (oDoc, sFind, sReplace, loopMax) {
/* In the active document replace a string by another one (all occurrences)
Arguments     oDoc       Document to be handled,.
              sFind      String to be found and replaced
              sReplace   String for replacement
              loopMax    emergency back door - number of maximum expected 
                         finds(will be doubled here)
Returns       Count of replacements
Calling       GetFindParameters, InitFA_errno
Comment       Function operates only on MainFlowInDoc. There is no initial
              TextSelection, hence start directly at the first paragraph.
Reference     Russ Ward in https://forums.adobe.com/thread/895626 
              and Rick Quatro
Used in       FMbiblio
*/

 

I hope this avoids plagiarism accusations ...

My programming style may be considered archaic or at least conservative. For example, I can not fully understand, what is discussed on https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/extendscript-libraries/m-p/4653285#M200725  ... I will never understand, why 'they' are talking about classes when there is the term function since aeons...

Comments about the project are welcome.
Klaus

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Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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Thank you Klaus. I did get your email about the book code, but I haven't found it yet. It is on an older machine. Thanks for all of your efforts and contributions over the years. -Rick

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Thanks to Rick's goodwill I can significantly update the documentaion by chapter Automation with ExtendScript. Other changes for version 1.2 are:

  • Corrected: FindAndReplaceString
  • New functions: ApplyMasterPages, CnvBookToStruct, CnvDocToStruct, ExistFile, ExistFolder, GenerateConversionTable, GetBookErrorLogDoc, ListBookFiles, OptimisePDFsize, Publishing, SortTable, UpdateConversionTable, ValidateDoc, WriteBookErrorLog

See daube.ch/docu/fmaker88.html

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