Text and Text Manipulation

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After having just finished a script which involved creating a variable number, sometimes large number of text frames, along the way I learned quite a bit about how to use the various commands for styles and text. Some of this is not found in the online manual, and would be difficult to include there. What I'd like to do here is save others the time it took me to find out these important aspects of scripting.

The Setting

The particular project I was involved with took color data from a file, creating colors from that data, then making a document which displayed those colors with an informational label underneath. Here is a small detail from the eventually created pages: Colorpatches.png