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  1. Need an action to generate call-outs showing font style attributes

    For example, if a heading paragraph style is Palatino Bold, color value: C15/M2/Y0/K36, 15 point type on 19 point leading, left aligned with an indent of 1p and space after of 2.6p, plus a nested character style, I would all like this information called out in a small label, on it's own layer in the file.

    This action would make the same kind of label on its own layer for ALL the fonts styles in the file. This way I can make sample pages of my file and hand them over to someone else to finish up, with an easy…

    11 votes
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  2. fit frame to bleed

    I would like to see a script that recognizes frames outside of the bleed coordinates, and snaps the frames to those coordinates. It just tidies up the pasteboard and helps with the center content in frame action. Thank you!

    5 votes
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  3. Repeat last action feature

    Please, make something like MS Word, that you can repeat your last action just pressing F4. That could save a lot of time.

    30 votes
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  4. More Scripting Control over Panels, MenuItems, MouseEvents/Selections

    It’ll be great, if e.g. I could hook into the mouse right click context menu of the paragraph styles panel, grab, which paragraph style was selected by the user, and perform some scripting tasks on this user selected paragraph style.

    Or the user can select pages in the pages panel, perform the script (or right click to run the script from the context menu), which processes it’s scripting actions on the selected pages.

    I think, there would be thousands of more clever use cases for such functionality. Allowing such actions will extend the power of scripting tremendously.

    (I’m sorry, it’s…

    2 votes
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  5. Would like to see a fonction that would allow to export/import Articles information. i.e., able to load info.

    Would like to see a fonction that would allow to export/import Articles information. i.e., able to load info.

    2 votes
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  6. place multi-page illustrator

    Feature or Script request:

    1. Place multi-page (multi artboard) files in InDesign with similar auto flow feature as Shift+Place Autoflow Text when Pasting.

    2. Paste multiple Illustrator files at one time with autoflow. For example: 3 separate Illustrator files with 3 artboards each. Script would place each of the 9 artboards on consecutive pages while maintaining the image box size and fill attributes of a user created image box.

    3. Dialogue box to select which artboards are to be placed & layer visibility (similar to current place Illustrator file function). This might only work when a single file is being…

    6 votes
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  7. Importing .fdf files for Importing PDF Comments

    Thanks for your implementation of Importing PDF comments, this is definitely a game changer and the future of Print Production in the industry. One question I have is why are we unable to import the .fdf file with the comments from our PDFs straight into InDesign? When working on old PDFs made in 2018 or older we then have to make a new PDF in 2019 and apply those comments to that PDF and it feels like unnecessary hassle. Could the .fdf file created when exporting the comments in Acrobat just not be imported straight into InDesign instead?

    1 vote
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. Add Python to the list of supported scripting languages

    The only cross platform scripting language currently supported is ExtendScript, based on ECMAScript (almost 2 decades old v.3, which in itself is already long overdue for an update). Python is cross platform, easy to learn and very powerful. InDesign's DOM can be translated naturally into Python. Python has a vast set of functional libraries, and still growing. Supporting Python from within InDesign would in its most basic form only have to enable *.py scripts in the Scripts panel, but it would benefit of an interactive console of its own.

    56 votes
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  10. Expose missing glyphs to scripting

    It's very difficult to find missing glyphs with a script. There's a hack: look for glyph ID 0 in all the document's used font, but this hack is unreliable as it doesn't work in overset text.

    To test whether a single character is a missing in its applied font you can (try to) convert it to outlines. That too is an ugly hack, and can't be used for longer stretches of text.

    Please add a property to the Story object, say, missingGlyphs, so that the call

    myStory.missingGlyphs

    returns an array of glyphs missing in a story.

    Thank you.

    15 votes
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  11. Expose a page item's height and width to scripting

    A script can determine a page item's dimensions via its geometricBounds property. But this doesn't work when the page item is overset. To get the dimensions of page item in overset text, you have to expose the page item temporarily, which is always time-consuming and often barely possible.

    So if we could have properties such as

    myTextFrame.width
    myTextFrame.height

    that would be very useful.

    Thank you.

    6 votes
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  12. script action

    Make a scripting easier by record functions in an action like photoshop

    48 votes
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  13. [Scripting] add all find functions to the Page class

    Hi,

    Could you please consider adding all find/change functions to the Page class ?
    .findText / .findGrep / .findObject / .changeText / .changeGrep / etc

    5 votes
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  14. Add a Search field to the Scripts panel!

    I have A LOT of scripts. I try to organize them by folders, but I still waste time looking for the right script. A SEARCH field, like in the Fonts panel, would be VERY much appreciated. Thanks!

    10 votes
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  15. Script Manager

    Please add Script Manager (like ScriptBay; LAScripts, ScriptMix) but more powerful.
    So we can sort, group, edit, assign hotkeys, label scripts. Create UI pallets with icons. Etc. Thanks!

    15 votes
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  16. Bring back ExtendScipt Toolkit for High Sierra and InDesign CC 2018.

    Bring back ExtendScipt Toolkit for High Sierra and InDesign CC 2018. The older version of ExtendScript works but the newer does not work. What is the reason for discontinuing ExtendScripts Toolkit? I have 12 designers with a subscription for each one of them and 6 of those designers rely on ExtendScript Toolkit for one of their workflows.

    5 votes
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  17. Placing multi-page PDF (script)

    The script PlaceMultipagePDF is a very usefull and neat tool. However, I feel it miss a few options.

    - Scale to document page size. With additional option of "fill frame proportionally", "fill content proportionally, "fit content to frame", "fit frame to content" and "center content".
    - Option where to place the frame on the page:
    -- Option to place on any corner or center of page.
    -- Option to place on any corner or center of bleed.
    -- Option to have different options above on left and right page.

    5 votes
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  18. Add beforeSave and beforePDFexport

    Please add a beforeSave and a beforePDFexport event to be able to run custom validation scripts.

    3 votes
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  19. Bug: Import XML with tagged cells

    Indesign CC 2018 crashes when importing XML with a tag mapped to a cell-style. This problem does not exist in Indesign CC 2017.

    2 votes
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  20. Create an IntelliJ / Webstorm plugin which supports Adobe scripting

    Please consider creating an IntelliJ / Webstorm plugin which allows the scripting an debugging of all Adobe applications like Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, ...

    This could be a viable alternative to the current ExtendScript Toolkit application, which is outdated, full of bugs, and lakes important scripting features.

    The new plugin should support ...
    - All Adobe DOM's
    - Full code autocompletion
    - Code hints
    - Connecting to the Adobe applications, allowing real time debugging...
    - ...

    1 vote
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