Mekkablue, steal kerning from indesign authorization problem


Dear Mekkablue,

I was trying to run steal kerning from InDesign script, but I receive this message on Macro panel. I decided to add permissions to Glyphs from security and privacy panel on Mojave, but I received the same output. I am using 2015 Indesign.

Thank you for your wonderful work and support :muscle:

Error output:

Accessing: Adobe InDesign CC 2015
AppleScript Error:
NSAppleScriptErrorAppName = “Adobe InDesign CC 2015”;
NSAppleScriptErrorBriefMessage = “Not authorized to send Apple events to Adobe InDesign CC 2015.”;
NSAppleScriptErrorMessage = “Not authorized to send Apple events to Adobe InDesign CC 2015.”;
NSAppleScriptErrorNumber = “-1743”;
NSAppleScriptErrorRange = “NSRange: {55, 16}”;
Tried to run:
002 tell application “Adobe InDesign CC 2015”
003 tell front document
004 name
005 end tell
006 end tell
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 112, in
AttributeError: ‘bool’ object has no attribute ‘strip’


It works for me, but I also have the respective permissions set in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Automation > I never set them consciously though. I suppose at one point I must have confirmed a dialog.


Thats interesting, there is no option to add a specific application to Automation tab. I will try to install Xcode. There might be an option to add it via Xcode. The weird thing is, the system doesn’t show a notification like ‘do you allow this application to control the other application’ when I call the code. I will update you when I find a solution.

Thank you Mekkablue :slight_smile:


I have found a Terminal script

osascript -e ‘tell application “Glyphs”’ -e ‘set _b to bounds of window of desktop’ -e ‘end tell’

When I run this script a dialogue shows up and lets me add finder to Automation. Is it possible to do the same with Glyphs?


just replace Finder with Glyphs doesn’t do anything? You might need to write a AppleScript that works in Glyphs.


I used this terminal code but it added glyphs as a sub category under Terminal. I will install High Sierra until I find a solution. I will update you later :face_with_monocle:

osascript -e ‘tell app “Glyphs” to display dialog “woop woop”’