Automating Adobe InDesign CC 2015


Seasons Greetings

Sunday, December 11, 2016

In keeping with the season, may we offer a fun little AppleScript script as a bonus that may leave you smiling.

Just copy the script into the AppleScript Editor and save it as an .app file on your hard drive (without options checked).

When you want to run it, make sure you have sound turned on and double-click the icon for the file.

Twelve Days of Christmas

set theCounters to {"First", "Second", "Third", "Fourth", "Fifth", "Sixth", "Seventh", "Eighth", "Ninth", "Tenth", "Eleventh", "Twelfth"}
set theCounted to {"a partridge in a pear tree.", "two turtle doves, and ", "three French hens, ", "four calling birds, ", "five golden rings, ", "six geese a-laying, ", "seven swans a-swimming, ", "eight maids a-milking, ", "nine ladies dancing, ", "ten lords a-leaping, ", "eleven pipers piping, ", "twelve drummers drumming, "}
set theseThings to {}
set countedSoFar to ""
repeat with n from 1 to 12
	set countedSoFar to item n of theCounted & countedSoFar
	set thisThing to "On the " & item n of theCounters & " Day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: " & countedSoFar
	set end of theseThings to thisThing
	say thisThing using "Victoria" with waiting until completion
end repeat

Notice how the repeat loop parses through the two lists (theCounters and theCounted), adding theCounted to countedSoFar to create the string (thisThing).

The say command is part of the User Interaction suite for Standard Additions. Take a look at the say command to see how you can change how the script is spoken. Notice that you can save the output to an AIFF file.

Have fun and enjoy the season.

Credits

I can't remember who first sent me this script, but it has been one that I have enjoyed playing with over the years.

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