Adobe InDesign: SDK/Scripting Bugs and Features

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

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

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  3. 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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  4. CC2019: Can't update or relink a link when a document is opened by a script.

    A fault introduced in CC2019: can't update or relink a link when a document is opened by a script.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. To verify that with an existing open document the problem does not occur: a. Start a new InDesign document b. Place a graphic on the first page c. Run this script:

    app.documents[0].links[0].update();

    No error occurs.

    1. To reproduce the error: a. Save the document created in step 1 and close it. b. Run this script:

    s = '/d/test/links.indd'; // Use your string
    app.open (File(s));
    app.documents[0].links[0].update();

    Expected result: The links should be updated.
    Actual result: "Error: This file is already…

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    Hi,
    Please can you provide some more information related to the issue?
    1. OS
    2. Document and imported file location (local or network)
    3. File system type
    4. Can you share a sample document along with the imported file.
    5. Is the issue reproducible in ID 2020?
    6. A small video will help as well

    Thanks
    amaarora@adobe.com

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  6. 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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  7. Handle SpecialCharacters with unicode equivalents as normal text

    SpecialCharacters are certainly necessary in places where there is no unicode equivalent (such as AUTOPAGENUMBER) but for many characters with unicode equivalents (BULLETCHARACTER, COPYRIGHTSYMBOL), it complicates string manipulation with no benefit (that I can see).

    Example:
    mySelectionContents = app.selection[0].contents;
    alert("The current selection is when added to a string is " + mySelectionContents);
    alert("The current selection is when coerced to a string is " + String(mySelectionContents));

    If you select a single bullet character, and force the specialCharacter to a string by adding it to the alert string you get "1396862068" or "BULLET_CHARACTER" if you explicitly convert to…

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  8. 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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  9. InDesign Scripting bug? Master Pageitems of specific Layer as Collection

    I want to see all 'master' page items of all master spreads on a specific layer using code like this:

    app.activeDocument.layers.itemByName('existLayerName').pageItems.everyItem().getElements();

    Even such a layer contains 'master' page items, this code always returns an empty array!

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  11. Events: 'afterSelectionAttributeChanged' (LayoutWindow)

    The event 'afterSelectionAttributeChanged' (LayoutWindow) has the "Event" class, but logically its class should be "MutationEvent", since it is not clear which attribute of the object has been changed...

    The mutation event in most classes that have an addEventListener method does not work.

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  12. Update Indesign script to support ES6

    Update Indesign to support modern ES6.

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  14. publish online services

    yesterday, i was able to publish online the document in indesgin. Today it says i am not able to publish online the document as the server is not available.
    I tried diffrebt ways can you help?

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  15. BUG - Scripting: multiple paragraph styles for multiple paragraphs in one text box not working correctly

    Paragraph styles are not being applied correctly when setting more than two paragraph styles for more than one paragraph in a text box.

    For three or more paragraphs, paragraph n is set to paragraph style n, and paragraphs 1 through n-1 are set to paragraph style n-1. The expected behaviour would be that paragraph 1 is set to paragraph style 1, paragraph 2 is set to paragraph style 2, paragraph 3 is set to paragraph style 3, ..., paragraph n is set to paragraph style n.

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  16. InDesign Server + Catalina = heavy permission problems

    --- Update: PROBLEM SOLVED. See comment below ---

    We have run into to serious problems with running InDesign Server (IDS) on Mac OS 10.5.x Catalina: The problems are somehow related to file permissions and will only show when the IDS instances are started by launch agents (or launch deamons).

    This problem manifests itself in several ways we have encountered – using IDS CC 2020 as well as IDS 2019:

    1. Documents can only be opened from a limited number of locations – actually only one location as far as we know, the /private/tmp/ directory on the local machine. When one of…
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  17. Catalina AppleScript seems to be broken

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

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  18. HyperlinkTextDestination elements missing from anchored objects in exported icml

    When exporting icml from InDesign, anchored objects with hyperlink text destinations inside of them are missing those destinations.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Make a new document with text.
    2. Insert an anchored text frame with text into the story.
    3. Insert a hyperlink text destination into the anchored text frame.
    4. Create a hyperlink from outside of the text frame to inside of it.
    5. Export icml of the story.

    In the exported icml, the hyperlink destination will be missing and the link will be broken.

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  19. A new TextFrame InsertionPoints.count changes from 1 to zero when linked to a previous frame and the program effectively crashes

    Replaces a previous post - this is written and tested in VB Script:

    Set myInDesign = CreateObject("InDesign.Application.2020")
    Set myDocument = myInDesign.Documents.Add
    Set myPage = myDocument.Pages.Item(1)
    Set myTextFrameA = myPage.TextFrames.Add
    myTextFrameA.geometricBounds = Array(72, 72, 144, 144)
    Rem Add a page.
    Set myNewPage = myDocument.Pages.Add
    Rem Create another text frame on the new page.
    Set myTextFrameB = myNewPage.TextFrames.Add
    myTextFrameB.geometricBounds = Array(72, 72, 144, 144)
    mycount = myTextFrameB.InsertionPoints.Count
    msgbox(mycount)
    myTextFrameA.NextTextFrame = myTextFrameB
    mycount = myTextFrameB.InsertionPoints.Count
    msgbox(mycount)
    myTextFrameB.InsertionPoints.FirstItem.Contents = "This is Bob"
    Rem "Program Crashes"

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