I know app.paste(); method dumps the contents of the clipboard at the spot where the cursor is currently. However, I want to define the location via a variable such as this:

myStory = app.activeDocument.stories[1];

And I want to dump the contents of the clipboard in that story as defined by the variable myStory. Is it possible? How?

  • Why does this question deserve a downvote?
    – TheLearner
    Feb 15, 2015 at 13:48
  • Didnt dowvote, but i could hazard that your question may come as a bit unresearched. The question in my mind its ok tough it may be more of stuff for stackoverflow instead.
    – joojaa
    Feb 15, 2015 at 17:25

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I think you cant insert it into the story, but you can use insertionPoints like this:

var doc = app.activeDocument;
var ip = doc.stories[1].insertionPoints[0];
app.select(ip, SelectionOptions.REPLACE_WITH);

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