That's inspirational @Peter Kahrel. I am astounded that you practically had no formal training in programming/scripting and are mostly self taught. Many folks like me have learnt a lot from your presence on the forum. Thanks for being so generous in sharing your profound knowledge.
Just want to say thank you. Your scripts helps all of us by many years.
The man, the legend, Peter Kahrel - what a wonderful story and a great read!
One of the kindest people I have never met. Such a wonderful person and very giving with his time and expertise.
Thank you for everything you do and are doing and are going to do, Peter.
All my respect and admiration
I loved reading your story, @Peter Kahrel! I also learned Basic (and Fortran) in the early 80's, but that was because I was (am) math-averse and needed the math credits to graduate. I do think those classes accidently guided me into my career working with computers and I know I thought about them as I worked my way through your GREP in InDesign CS3 PDF. I still refer to that PDF all the time by the way, mostly because I'm always in too much of a hurry to get up and pick up your newer one off my bookshelf and turn actual pages to find whatever it is I'm looking for. 😝
Thank you so much for all you've done to help so many of us solve perplexing InDesign issues.
Funny, I learned Pascal at University (Leiden, Netherlands) in the early 80's, needed for Statistical results in my Sociology studies - and was 'math averse' as well 😉