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Jari Williamsson
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   Posted 1/26/2010 9:55 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
A way to check the state of the document, most specifically I would like a way to check that there actually is a region selected before the script is run. For example, "require selection" at the start of the script would stop the script unless there is a region selected.


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   Posted 1/20/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I would like to have "or" in search function of FS2 (similar to GREP in Indesign CS4).
to script/search (within a single line) more than one possibility, e.g.:

search "flauto" or "flauti" replace ... (etc.)

In GREP (indesign CS4) is written: "flauto |flauti"


I don't know if this is possible?

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Piotr


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   Posted 1/18/2010 3:26 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Support and detailed tutorials are essential to making this feature usable.


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   Posted 1/15/2010 1:48 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I'm not sure if this is within the realm of FS, but I receive files from different writers and after bringing their file into my template I always swap out their articulations and dynamics with my own, since mine have my preferred placement settings.

So would it be possible for example, for FS to search for all mf's in a file, and replace them with the single mf expression that I specify?

Jeff


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   Posted 1/15/2010 10:06 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Condition testing would be fantastic.

For instance, I wanted to make a Finalescript that would toggle the Enharmonic setting between "Favor Sharps" and "Favor Flats". Obviously, it would need to know which one was currently selected in order to toggle the status.


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   Posted 1/15/2010 4:43 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I will definitely look into it.
But please let us stay focused on the feature request for this thread!

Robert


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   Posted 1/14/2010 9:49 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Jeff,

The workaround to get FS 2010 to batch print one copy instead of two is...

process folder
selection tool
process all open docs
print
save
close

"Process folder" together with the "print" function is broken but for some reason "process all open docs" with the "print" function works. You need to throw any meaningless line of code in the second line. It will not work without this second line of code.

Robert, can this be fixed?

Thanks,
SF
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   Posted 1/14/2010 9:30 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Robert,

At the top of the list for me is working with text boxes.  With your help & suggestions from others I have developed workarounds that manipulate existing text boxes as long as they're selected or always in the same place on the page, but they're not very elegant!  Specifically, if I know a text box is in a certain position, I can direct the mouse coordinates there to get it selected & then edit it.  But it's all trial & error & doesn't always work because the position isn't exact & it requires the zoom to be consistent & the page to be in "home position" before it works.  My scripts do some "hunting & pecking" to get those text boxes selected.  Ideally FS would have methods to lasso text boxes and/or select them by their ID number.  Additionally, creating text boxes from scratch is possible but cumbersome.  I can only enter a new text box by positioning the mouse, double-clicking & then entering the entire text one character at a time (e.g., Press "f", Press "l", Press "u", Press "t", Press "e" to get "flute").  Some functionality along these lines would help.

Second, it would be nice if elements of the Instrument dialog box could be accessed through FS.

Third, you helped me with a script to select a bracket style by using mouse coordinates.  This does work but it would be nice if it were a "real function," not a workaround.
 
Fourth, there may be ways to edit continuous data but I haven't found it.  I'd like to select all notes & set their velocity to 85 or something.
 
Other items on my "wish list" include program controls (branching, subroutines, structured programming, nesting, etc.).  "If...Then" statements would be wonderful!
 
Finally, I use FS to a very high degree & have literally hundreds of scripts, some with well over 100 lines of code.  When I move a script to another folder, it resets the entire palette so that ALL scripts are listed, including those in folders & subfolders.  As a result, I usually create a new script & copy & paste existing code into it rather than move it.  Later I may or may not delete the original one.  Occasionally the entire order of scripts gets screwed up when I try to move a script.
 
I guess that's it for now.  Thanks for creating FS.  I cannot image the work I'd have to do manually without it!
 
Randy
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   Posted 1/14/2010 4:36 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Being able to change clefs for a few selected measures. Last I checked, Finalescript could not select clefs from the clef palette.

Ken


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   Posted 1/14/2010 1:24 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hi Robert,

Thanks for asking for our input.

I like to see wildcard characters availabble in text search & replace.
There's been a lot of requests on this forum for more control over text blocks, being able to identify them, create, etc...
A bug that has cropped up in 2010, I use a script to batch print to PDF. Using the full Acrobat and Distiller as my printer. With 2010, whenever I run this script, FS prints each file twice before moving on to the next file in the folder. It's be great if you had time to look at that.

Thanks,
Jeff


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   Posted 1/14/2010 7:33 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Dear Robert,

Top of my list on the Mac side would be:

Complete control over the page setup dialog box.

Editing/Deleting/Creating of text blocks


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   Posted 1/14/2010 6:37 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hi Finalescripters!

Please use this thread to input Finalescript feature requests.

Your suggestions are always welcome, and very often taken into account!

Best,
Robert P.


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