Adobe InDesign: SDK/Scripting Bugs and Features

  1. inDesign crash with documents.loadMasters()

    i have try to load master page by script (i post a small script test) but indesign crash... if i want copy masterspread from doc1 to doc 2 i must use "duplicate"...

    target indesign

    // create two document
    var doc1 = app.documents.add()
    var doc2 = app.documents.add()

    // add new master spread and set it
    var master = doc1.masterSpreads.add()
    master.namePrefix = "XX"

    // save document on disk and get file
    doc1.save()
    var doc1File = doc1.filePath

    // close
    doc1.close()

    // load master spreads of doc1 on doc 2
    doc2.loadMasters(doc1File)

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  2. Scripting | graphicLayerOptions : Changing visibility of graphicLayer will change ID number of placed graphic

    Problem Description:
    If you change the visibility of a graphicLayer of a placed graphic, could be a PDF, a PSD, an InDesign page or a AI file, the ID number of the placed graphic will change. The result of this is, that "everyItem().doSomething" with object graphicLayer will not work at all.

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Place a graphic with some graphic layers.
    2. Access the graphic layers of the graphic by scripting and try to change eg. currentVisibility for all graphic layers in one go.
    Frame holding the graphic is selected. The script snippet below should do this easily. However,…

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  3. Make ImageCatalog Script an integral contact sheet function in InDesign

    Good morning. There is a sample script in InDesign that I LOVE! It makes contact sheets much quicker (and using far less memory) than Photoshop or Bridge. If you have a hundred images and want to make a contact page, this script is the way to go. Much more efficient. The Script is the ImageCatalog under JavaScript samples in the Scripts window. This has always been available, and always worked very well until the last couple of updates. Now when I run it, it just sits there. If I try saving the images again (save a copy) or saving them…

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  4. IDML resources

    On https://www.adobe.com/devnet/indesign/documentation.html site links are not working at the IDML section. Please fix it!

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  5. 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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  6. Bug with index entry

    If you select a word after a table (»sit« in InDesign document: https://adobe.ly/2X0wXOi) and create an index entry using script, the page reference will be created after the word (under certain circumstances).

    var _doc = app.activeDocument;
    var _docIndex;

    if(_doc.indexes.length === 0) {
    _docIndex = _doc.indexes.add();
    } else {
    _docIndex = _doc.indexes.firstItem();
    }

    var textObj = app.selection[0];
    var _parentTopic = _docIndex.topics.add("Topicname");
    var _pageRef = _parentTopic.pageReferences.add(
    textObj);

    – word before that, everything's correct.
    – tables with 3 or more rows
    – the more table rows the more offset

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  7. [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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  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. 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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  10. 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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  14. 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. A reference to panel item 25 breaks a script

    There's a rogue panel that breaks InDesign CC2019 when it is referenced (CC2018 is not affected).

    Open InDesign CC2019, then run this one-line script:

    app.panels[25].name

    Result: Error: 'Invalid object for this request'.

    Now do this:

    app.panels[25].isValid

    which returns true.

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

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

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    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the 14.0.3 version of InDesign

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix. The latest version of InDesign is 15.0

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

  18. 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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  19. Table footnotes not indexed correctly

    Table footnotes are not indexed correctly in two ways: to the script engine they appear in the wrong order and table footnotes have no .index property.

    The attached document has one text frame with three footnotes in the main text and one table with one footnote. The table footnote is footnote 3. To reproduce the problem, do this:

    1. Open the document.
    2. Run this script against the document (in the ESTK):

    fnotes = app.documents[0].stories[0].footnotes
    for (i = 0; i < fnotes.length; i++) {
    $.writeln (fnotes[i].contents)
    }

    1. Expected output:

    . Note 1.
    . Note 2.
    . Note table.
    . Note 4.

    1. Actual output:

    . Note 1.
    . Note…

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    Hello All,
    Thank you for reporting the issue to us.
    We have fixed the issue in the latest version of InDesign, Id 15.0

    Please upgrade your InDesign application to the latest version to try out the fix.

    If you face any problems with the new update, do let us know in the comments.

    You may also follow the below given link for the list of all fixed issues in Id 15.0
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/fixed-issues.html

    -InDesign Team

  20. Crash when calling IActionManager::PerformAction() in InDesign SDK Sample

    Steps:
    1. On macOS, build sample plugin "SnapShot.sdk.xcodeproj" which is from Adobe InDesign SDK.
    2. Load the plugin in InDesign.
    3. Create a empty new document.
    4. Open panel "Windows->SnippetRunner[US]"
    5. From snippet name drop down list, select "ManipulateStructureView"
    6. Cick "Go" icon button.
    7. On parameter dialog, select "ChangeStructureViewState(toggle)".
    8. Click OK.
    9. Crash.
    The attachment is the crash log.

    For the same plugin with same operations, the crash only occurs on macOS, but not on Windows.

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