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  1. undo() does work, but spawns pointless error

    // ----
    function inner() {
    
        var doc = app.activeDocument;
        var i = doc.layers.length;
            while (i-->1) {
            doc.layers[i].remove();
        }
    }
    
    function outher() {
    
        app.doScript(inner,ScriptLanguage.JAVASCRIPT,[],UndoModes.SCRIPT_REQUEST,'outher');
        alert("pause");
        app.activeDocument.undo(); //<- wrong error, it actually works
    }
    
    app.doScript(outher,ScriptLanguage.JAVASCRIPT,[],UndoModes.ENTIRE_SCRIPT,'inner');
    
    // ----
    

    Also, this error is not ingnorable: if you put undo() in a try-clause, it doesnt work.

    Alsoalso, the different undo-modes (https://developer.adobe.com/indesign/dom/api/u/UndoModes/) are NOT sufficient explained. At least write some whole sentences on how they actually differ.

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  2. PlaceGun does not have reference to idms textframe

    Hi,

    I'm trying to place a textframe from an idms file into an indesign document. The actual loadPlaceGun() operation seems to work fine as I'm able to paste the textframe on the page. However, I also want to have a reference to that textframe. I was trying to accomplish this by using

    placeGun.pageItems.everyItem().getElements(), but it doesn't return any elements. I find this odd because I'm using the same method when inserting images and it works fine, so I'm not sure what the issue is. Link with pictures here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/placegun-does-not-have-reference-to-idms-textframe/m-p/14530065#M568624

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  3. My version is the latest, but I still can't use scripts "multipage importer". When I click on the script, the in-design program stops. I

    My version is the latest, but I still can't use scripts "multipage importer". When I click on the script, the in-design program stops.

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  4. hyperlinkTextSources.add thrown Errornumber 79111 since InDesign 2024

    When creating hyperlinks, a hyperlink is automatically created via a text object. The script ran until InDesign 2023.
    The text objects are returned by a search.

    app.activeDocument.findGrep();

    The hyperlink was created with the steps
    hyperlinkTextSources.add
    hyperlinkURLDestinations.add
    hyperlinks.add

    The first hyperlink is created as expected. In InDesign 2024, error 79111 "The selected object is already being used by another hyperlink" is thrown after the first hyperlink created (hyperlinkTextSources.add).

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  5. action feature

    hello, Is there an action feature in InDesign, like Photoshop?
    Is there a script that records the work steps and then applies the steps automatically when clicked?

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  6. Insertion point with more than one text style range

    An insertion point can have more than one TextStyleRange, e.g.

    InsertionPoint.textStyleRanges.length // Result: 779

    These are the TextStyleRanges of the entire text (of the story) that follows the insertion point.

    Expected is one TextStyleRange for one InsertionPoint.

    InDesign 18.5.1, MacOS, UXP and ExtendScript

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  7. indesign 19 0.1 version the vbscripts don't work when pressing it gives me the window error sound and nothing happens

    indesign 19 0.1 version the VB scripts don't work when pressing it gives me the window error sound and nothing happens. I try to place multiple pdf and it gives me the window error sound please help

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  8. Error 104705 when using script with app.doScript()

    InDesign 19.0.1 shows the error 104705 when using my script.
    In German:
    Fehlerzeichenfolge: Adobe InDesign 2024 Type Library kann nicht geladen werden (Version 1.0).

    Engine: myengine
    Zeile: 4
    Quelle: clipboard = app.doScript(script,ScriptLanguage.VISUAL_BASIC);

    In InDesign 19.0 there is no error and all works fine.

    This also works in 18.5 but not in 18.5.1

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  9. Multi-Find/Change crashes

    Windows 11
    Indesign 19 x64

    Multi-Find/Change 3.0 crashes in the latest version of Indesign after the searches are complete and you press OK indesign crashes.

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  10. InDesign 2024 starts with "CreateObject("InDesign.Application.2023")" in an environment where 2023 and 2024 coexist.

    Reproduction steps
    1. InDesign 2023 (18.x) is installed on Windows
    2. Install InDesign 2024 (19.0) there.
    3. Run the following code in VBScript.
    Set myInDesign = CreateObject("InDesign.Application.2023")

    Expected result
    InDesign 2024 (19.0) will start.

    Actual result
    InDesign 2023 (18.0) will start.

    cause
    InDesign 2024 installer is overwriting the 2023 registry.
    \HKCR\CLSID{231441AB-8969-4F6D-8CD1-B596C4047898}
    is the registry for InDesign 2023, but the InDesign 2024 installer has rewritten the contents to InDesign 2024. The same goes for related registries.

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    The fix of the issue is now available in the latest InDesign 2024(v19.0.1.205). We recommend you upgrade to the latest version for the fix.

    If you are unable to see the update, go to the Creative Cloud application and click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.

    Adobe InDesign Team

  11. InDesign incorrect font.version when SUBSTITUED

    In an InDesign document when a font.status is SUBSTITUED, both the xmpTPg:Fonts/Resource/stFnt:versionString and also font.version property show the value of the font which is used by InDesign for the substitute font, and not the original (now missing) font version.

    As anyone who has worked with font purchasing knows, the font version is extremely important. Both because of licensing reasons (previously purchased font licenses for font versions may need to be repurchased with newer versions), and also because even in a font produced by the same foundry or designer, a minor version change can include optical differences, spacing differences causing text…

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  12. Actions Panel like in Photoshop and Illustrator

    If this existed in Indesign like it does in Photoshop and Illustrator it would save me HOURS of time. Please please make this happen,

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  13. [Scripting] Document.findObject() incorrectly targets activeDocument

    System: Indesign 18.4, MacOS 13.4.1

    To reproduce:
    1. Open two documents, each with a filled frame 100% tint.
    2. Run attached script "findObject bug.js"
    3. Note the console output.
    4. Refer to this forum post for notes and commentary.

    Expected result:
    doc.findObject() will return found items from both open documents.

    Actual result:
    doc.findObject() returns only items from active document.

    Note that using app.findObject() is not a viable workaround in some cases, such as the issue in this post.

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  15. IOS picking up URL in plain Text

    Creating a QR using the "Plain Text" option, to generate a note when scanned. There are a few URL's within the plain text. Android phones are picking up the QR code as intended, opening a note on their phone. However, iPhones are picking up the first URL in the plain text, despite it being 1/3 of the way down the text. It doesn't matter what the URL is. Third party cameras and Android cameras work fine, iOS cameras don't.

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  16. email QR Codes don't work with MATMSG formatting

    InDesign 18.1 on Mac OS 13.2.1 Ventura - Data merge for email QR codes specifically doesn't work, and your documentation is frankly non-existent. Using the MATMSG format doesn't produce a working QR with Data Merge, but using HTML format mailto in Plain Text does. I'm sure I'll run into the wrong version VCARD problem soon, too.

    This is consistent using the MATMSG format in a .csv with data Merge. Using the manual entry isn't a workable option due to the quantity of codes being generated.

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  17. ID crashes when call method "createHyperlinkQRCode" on Rectangle from "afterOpen" event handler

    ID 18.1 Windows 10

    I'm trying to develop a script that updates the QR code (creates anew in the same Rectangle ) when the document is opened.

    The Startup Script sets the event handler of the "afterOpen" event, where the "createHyperlinkQRCode" method is called on the found Rectangle object.

    In this case, InDesign crashes with an error
    <crash exception="EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION" exceptionCode="0xc0000005" instruction="0x00007FFD49229914">

    Creating a QR code manually through the main menu does not cause errors. The error does not occur when the script calls the "createHyperlinkQRCode" method on the Document object. But in this case, I have to point with the…

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  18. Duplicated AllPageItems collection when nesting Table inside another Table

    1 create new blank document, 1 page, no primary textframe
    2 creatte empty TextFrame,
    3 insert Table [2x2],
    4 insert another Table [2x2] to the 1st table - into 1st cell,
    5 insert another Table [2x2] to the 2nd table - into 1st cell,
    6 now insert image into 3rd table - from step 5 - as InLine object after a space - so the cell is not converted into Graphics cell,
    7 run script:

    var items = app.activeDocument.allPageItems;
    for (var i = 0; i < items.length; i++)
    $.writeln(items[i].toSpecifier());

    Expected result:

    /document[@id=1]//text-frame[@id=246]
    /document[@id=1]//rectangle[@id=286]
    /document[@id=1]//image[@id=282]

    Actual result:

    /document[@id=1]//text-frame[@id=246]
    /document[@id=1]//rectangle[@id=286]
    /document[@id=1]//image[@id=282]
    /document[@id=1]//rectangle[@id=286]…

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  19. Print Booklet

    Print Booklet error .. Won't print PDF, stops loading at page 6 of 16 page document quoting unknown error
    InDesign 2023 updated
    Critical document .. No Errors in document

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  20. ScirptUI: in events `app.activate();` doesn’t work on Mac

    Version of Adobe InDesign
    all

    Steps to reproduce the issues
    * Build a ScriptUI palette with a button (or any other element).
    * Give the button a .onClick event with a app.activate; to give the programm’s focus back to InDesign.
    * Try to perform an InDesign shortcut (such as "command f" to show the built-in find dialog or any other you prefer).

    Expected result
    The focus of the programm should be given back to InDesign and the called action in InDesign should be performed (such as showing the find dialog).

    Actual result
    The focus remains on the ScriptUI palette and…

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