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Can look into OBJECT value, but why not changing?

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I have to change fonts in an Illustrator object.

With the code below I can see nicely each caharacters's TextFont. Name or TextFont.Family

But when I try to give new value to it, it fails with this error message>

The requested action with this object has failed.:

.Name = "ArialMT"

.Name = "ArialMT"^ ERROR


I thought this will be easy stuff by looking at Help examples. I have collected the TextFont. Name values of all fonts on my computer and ArialMT is one of them.

What I am doing wrong?

Thanks for any help, this makes me struggling for days now...

Func TextFontlist()
    $oIll = ObjGet("","Illustrator.Application") 
    $fonts = $oIll.Documents(1).Stories.Count
    For $i = 1 to $fonts
        $chars = $oIll.Documents(1).Stories($i).Characters.Count
        For $z = 1 To $chars
            $info = $oIll.Documents(1).Stories($i).Characters($z).CharacterAttributes.Textfont.Name
            $stuff = $oIll.Documents(1).Stories($i).Characters($z).Contents
            Tooltip($oIll.Documents(1).Stories.Count&@LF&$info&@LF&@LF&$stuff&@LF&"      i, z>"&$i&"   "&$z)
            If $info = "Helvetica" Then
                With $oIll.Documents(1).Stories($i).Characters($z).CharacterAttributes.Textfont
                    .Name = "ArialMT"

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A quick search found an Adobe Illustrator Scripting Guide here: http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer...iptingGuide.pdf

This guide states on page 455 that the TextFont property is Read-Only.


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This is so amezingly stupid of me!

(Also, Adobe changed the guide significantly for the CS2 version which I have. They just do not list the R/O column anymore!)

Ok, I will have a look.

Now comes again some hard reading on the actual problem.

Be back

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