How can I use a Grapher script to rename my object?

This article contains a sample script for selecting an object in an open existing GRF file and renaming it.

To run this script:

  1. In Grapher, open or create the file you wish to run this script on.
  2. Copy the script below, or click here to download the BAS file: SelectAndRenameObject.BAS.
  3. In a Windows Explorer window, navigate to C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Grapher 12\Scripter.
  4. Double click on Scripter.exe to launch Scripter.
  5. Press Ctrl+A to select all of the existing lines then press Delete.
  6. If you copied this script, press Ctrl+V to paste it into Scripter. If you downloaded it, click File | Open, select the BAS file from your downloads directory, and click Open.
  7. Click Script | Run to run the script.


Sub Main

Dim GrapherApp As Object
Set GrapherApp = CreateObject("Grapher.Application")
GrapherApp.Visible = True

Dim Docs
Set Docs = GrapherApp.Documents(1)
Dim Plot As Object
Set Plot = Docs.Shapes

'Selects the first two objects in the plot window Plot.Item(1).Select Plot.Item(2).Select

'Deselects the first object in the plot window Plot.Item(1).Deselect
'Loops through objects 3-8, selecting each one-at-a-time For i=3 To 8 Plot.Item(i).Select Next i
'Renames the first object "Test" Plot.Item(1).Name="Test"
'Changes the line color of the first object to blue Plot.Item(1).line.foreColor=grfColorBlue End Sub


Updated October 28, 2016

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