Using Quark 6.5 in OS 10.3.9 and Suitcase X1. When you open a Quark document the fonts auto activate because of the Suitcase setting. I have a droplet script to drag multiple Quark docs and print them all. When the script opens the document it doesn’t auto activate the fonts. I tried adding a delay after the open command but that doesn’t help. I can’t figure out why opening the document in the script would keep fonts from auto-activating. Anyone have any experience with this? Any ideas how to get the script to stop and let the fonts auto-activate?
Here is a test script I made up to try to work this out. I stripped out the printing part and just made it open the file and delay so I can see if the fonts activate.
-- This droplet processes both files or folders of files dropped onto the applet on open these_items repeat with i from 1 to the count of these_items set this_item to (item i of these_items) set the item_info to info for this_item if folder of the item_info is true then process_folder(this_item) else if (alias of the item_info is false) then my process_item(this_item) end if end repeat end open -- this sub-routine processes folders on process_folder(this_folder) set these_items to list folder this_folder without invisibles repeat with i from 1 to the count of these_items set this_item to alias ((this_folder as text) & (item i of these_items)) set the item_info to info for this_item if folder of the item_info is true then process_folder(this_item) else if (alias of the item_info is false) then my process_item(this_item) end if end repeat end process_folder -- this sub-routine prints the files on process_item(this_item) tell application "System Events" set the item_info to info for this_item if (alias of the item_info is true) then display dialog "No aliases!" buttons "Cancel" end if if (kind of item_info starts with "Quark") then else display dialog "This file is not a Quark document!" buttons "Cancel" default button "Cancel" with icon 0 end if end tell tell application "QuarkXPress" open this_item use doc prefs yes remap fonts no do auto picture import yes delay 15 display dialog "Did it work?" end tell end process_item
Model: Mac G5
Operating System: Mac OS X (10.3.9)