Adobe InDesign: SDK/Scripting Bugs and Features

  1. InDesign 16.3.2 not authorised to send Apple events to other apps

    I’m using the InDesign do script AppleScript command to instruct another application to do something.
    Since 16.3 this doesn’t work anymore, because macOS prevents the script from running. Previous versions of InDesign worked fine, after the user allowed InDesign to control the target app.

    Usecase:
    I’m the developer of a font manager and want InDesign to report which fonts are used in a document

    macOS version: 11.3.1
    InDesign version: 16.3.2

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Reset the macOS Apple Event permissions for InDesign in Terminal:
      tccutil reset AppleEvents com.adobe.InDesign

    2. Run the following AppleScript:
      tell application id "com.adobe.InDesign"
      do script "tell application \"Finder\"

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  2. User Interaction Level resets during Data Merge

    Using at the top of the InDesign tell block:
    set user interaction level of script preferences to never interact

    The way I understand user interaction levels, when set to 'never interact', it should suppress all dialog boxes from popping up.

    When AppleScript performs 'merge records', and the merged record contains missing fonts, ONLY SOMETIMES a missing fonts dialog box pops up and breaks the script. One can close this dialog, run the script again, and the dialog doesn't appear. This unpredictability is why I'm logging it as a bug.

    Looking at the JavaScript DOM, the userInteractionLevel is a setting at…

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  3. Tool for sustainable Design

    Hello dear Adobe team,

    At the moment there is a lot of talk about environmental problems and sustainability. Responsible use is particularly important when it comes to the use of finite and regenerative resources.

    The AGD has developed a charter for sustainability for this purpose. "Designers are largely responsible for
    how our world is shaped. Design shapes, design is a role model and creates
    new awareness. Design consumes resources - sometimes more,
    sometimes less. The sustainable use of natural resources,
    with the environment and with the people who have remained in this world for generations
    should be able to live,…

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  4. Indesign has stopped working / turns off when turned on / while document is open / after restoration turns off again

    Hello, I am writing to you asking for help. Since yesterday, adobe indesign has stopped working properly. After creating a new document / or opening a file that I was working on, the program crashes. It gives you a file rollback and shuts down again. Once we managed to turn on the program for a moment, but it was enough to stick to paragraph styles and move the frame, the program turns off immediately. I would ask for info on this matter. Tried installing previous versions, still the same problem; I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the program and the situation…

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  5. Bug when creating a form check box

    Creating a check box anchored in a text frame systematically ends with a crash in ID v16.2.1.

    javascript:
    app.select( app.selection[0].paragraphs[0].insertionPoints[-2] );
    app.selection[0].checkBoxes.add();

    applescript:
    set thePoint to insertion point -2 of paragraph 1 of selection
    tell thePoint to make check box

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  6. Catalina AppleScript seems to be broken

    Tried a few samples that came with ID -- they all stop with errors

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  8. Where to find InDesign document links API reference?

    Where do I find the API reference for document links? (As show in the Links tab.) I've found scripting guides and various bits of documentation, but I can't find a complete object model reference.

    Newcomer to InDesign scripting. All I need is to dump the full path of every linked image to a text file. I've found a script online which does this, but it only outputs each link's 'name'. A fuller version of the same script dumps out the size and file type as well.

    I'd like to modify this script to dump out 'path', but 'path' doesn't seem…

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  9. binding

    인디자인 cc 2019 사용하는 캡쳐 화면 첨부를 올려드립니다.

    이 "바인딩" 빨간 네모 표시가 안 나왔으니, 잘 나왔으면 좋겠어요.

    바인딩 방향 오른쪽에서 왼쪽 쓰기 페이지...

    부탁드립니다.

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