Adobe InDesign: SDK/Scripting Bugs and Features

  1. Preflight for books

    You can preflight books: myBook.preflight()
    But there is no corresponding function to preflight individual documents. Please add the preflight() function to the document object.

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  2. ScriptUI Centering Breaks when switching monitor

    If you switch monitors (i.e., unplug your laptop from a large monitor and go to present at a conference), and don't restart InDesign, scriptUI doesn't update the center position of the monitor.

    It causes scriptUI windows to appear out of place.

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  3. ExtendScript access to animation path object

    Inside of the animationSettings, there's no way to access or manipulate the motion path as a path object.

    It would be useful to have access to that path and be able to run path functions on it (add/remove points, simplify, etc).

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  4. Epub toc links are not created when a document's toc is created by a script

    To create a (navigable) Epub TOC you check the 'Make text anchor in source paragraph' checkbox. The links are created correctly when the TOC is created manually, but when the TOC is created by a script, the links are not created.

    To confirm, please open the attached document and run this very simple script:

    app.documents[0].createTOC (app.documents[0].tocStyles.item('Epub'), true);

    The used TOC style ('Epub') has the 'Make text anchor in source paragraph' box checked.

    Then export the document to reflowable Epub. In the Export dialog's General tab, select 'Multilevel (TOC Style)' at 'Navigation TOC' and at 'TOC Style, select the Epub style.…

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  5. Hanging & Overset Issue

    Hanging & Overset is the Main Issue, still we cannot find the root cause why this is appearing in all the time. Please check the feasibility to avoid the Overset issues occurred for Long Text without having space or Long Tables and Mostly Hanging issues occurred in Keep Options On or Off. Please check the feasibility and do the needful.

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  6. Bug When Overriding Master Page Items: Unexpected Shift of Master Page Objects

    When overriding page items by script, those items are unexpectedly shifted and do not stay in the x/y position, they are on the master page. This differs widely from the UI-behaviour of InDesign.

    There is a very good view and analysis of this bug from Marc Autret, which can be found here:
    http://www.indiscripts.com/post/2014/06/indesign-scripting-forum-roundup-6#hd1sb2

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  7. textStyleRange.convertToNote() becomes very confused.

    I'll attach a self-contained script which first creates in order to demonstrate problems with textStyleRange.convertToNote(). The script creates a small document containing "b"s. These are marked with a smaller pointSize so that they form individual textStyleRanges. The script then converts these textStyleRanges into notes. Unfortunately, the script terminates with a message: "Object is invalid; tsr.convertToNote()". This message happens because the scripting engine has become confused and is trying to convert a "b" within a note into another note. This shouldn't happen and is the first problem.

    Open the story window. The beginning of the story has a clear pattern of…

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  8. How to turnoff Type contextual controls in Indesign CC 2018?

    app.typeContextualUiPrefs.showFractionsUi = false;
    don`t work

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  9. EvaluateXPath is not working with Namespace, Internet surfing is also not working on this task. For past 5years we searching for this.

    EvaluateXPath is not working with Namespace, Internet surfing is also not working on this task. For past 5years we searching for this solution. kindly check and provide solution hope you are revisiting your old path.

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  10. [CS6 to 2020 15.0.1.209] documentPreferences.snippetImportUsesOriginalLocation | values true and false do the opposite what they should do

    Hi,
    if I set value for snippetImportUsesOriginalLocation of documentPreferences to true, InDesign will place a snippet file with spread.place( snippetFile ) always at the current zero point [0,0].

    Wheras I set the value to false the snippet will be placed at its original position.

    It should be exactly the other way.

    Currently value false will use the original position and value true will chose the current zero point as defined with app.documents[0].zeroPoint .

    Tested with German InDesign versions:
    CS6 8.1.0
    CC 2014 10.2.
    2020 v. 15.0.1.209
    All on WIndows 10.

    In the discussion linked to below Gerald Singelmann can see…

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  11. nextItem() doesn't work

    Instructions:


    1. Load Script4.txt into ExtendScript CC

    2. Open ID CC 2019

    3. Connect ExtendScript CC to ID CC 2019

    4. Run the script

    5. Observe that line 8 gives an "Object is invalid" error. That's because the nextItem() on line 6 didn't work.

    To see this more clearly:


    1. Load Script4.txt into ExtendScript CC

    2. Open ID CC 2019

    3. Connect ExtendScript CC to ID CC 2019

    4. Comment line 6 and uncomment line 7.

    5. Run the script

    6. The script runs fine. It prints out "2", the name of the second page.

    In other words, nextItem() is broken. The work around (in this case) is to use an…

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  12. Script failing ... strangely

    Instructions:


    1. Load Script.txt into ExtendScript CC

    2. Open ID CC 2019

    3. Connect ExtendScript CC to ID CC 2019

    4. Run the script

    5. Observe that the script gives an error on line 6 (Invalid object for this request.) This is because TextFrame281 and TextFrame284 are the same object. They should be different objects.

    To see this more clearly:


    1. Load script.txt into ExtendScript CC

    2. Open ID CC 2019

    3. Connect ExtendScript CC to ID CC 2019

    4. Uncomment line 4 (var temp = TextFrame_281.id)

    5. Run the script

    6. The script runs fine. If you look in the document that has been created, the two text…
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  13. Allow for control of undo tracking Re: Undo Set Scripting Tag

    Currently the only way to manipulate the undo queue is to run a script with doScript and even then it's very limiting. With my current event listeners, the user clicks around a few times and the undo queue fills up with 'Undo Set Scripting Tag' and they are unable to undo simple changes without holding down CTRL+Z for a few seconds. I am unable to use doScript because I need to return values to my interface. I would like to suggest an option to temporarily suspend undo tracking during certain script actions. Some of my actions do not change the…

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  15. Preferences folder access via ExtendScript with macOS Catalina public beta 3

    I've installed macOS X Catalina public beta 3 and I have an annoying issue with scripting.
    I can't access to the user's preferences folder via Javascript even if I've assigned to InDesign full file system access in the security panel of the system preferences.
    I can't read any files inside the user's Library so that I can't load a GREP query for example.

    Hope you find a fix on this.

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  16. ExtendScript feature: asynchronous PDF export for indb books

    I'd like to see an asynchronous export option for indb books as it exists for indd documents because why not.
    Currently I work with 10 indb projects and I'd like to export them by 4 using all the power of my 4-core cpu, but I can only export them one by one due to lack of asynchronous export option.
    At the same time I'm able to export 4 indd files using existing asynchronousExportFile() method.

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  17. Arrow with start/end in scale

    If I have an line with a start/end and it's in different scale, when use transformation method, the start/end doesn't scale, even with "Adjust Stroke Weight when Scaling" and "Adjust Effects when Scaling" are turned on. See screenshots of before and after procedure.

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  18. Default Composer doesn't change via SDK

    If I change the Default Composer via the Preferences Advanced Type dialog then query it in a script using app.textDefaults.composer I can see it has changed. However when I change it via a script it appears to change when I query it again but it is not changed in the prefs dialog and if I create a new document it is not the default composer. This is all with no open documents btw.

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  19. Indesign crash when the graphics inside the table

    I want to check the table have any track changes. But I have this case make the Indesign crash if the graphics inside the table using following script.

    var abc = app.activeDocument.stories[0].tables[0].changes.length;

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