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Adobe has scripting resource available at ( https://www.adobe.com/products/indesign/indepth.displayTab2.html#Scriptingresources ) I have copies of those docs, but I do not see an explicit object reference. I do however have a an object browser as part of a [random] software product, and I see that there is an class called LinkMetadata with members ...


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Short of a custom script, the most straightforward way to handle this is to have two master pages, one with the dual first/last variables and one with a single variable. Manually assign the single-variable master to those pages where it applies, assuming that they will be in the minority. I've run into this and variations of the same problem, such as an ...


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I won't comment on the validity of the queries you're running (how specific/abstract you'll need to make the search/replace strings will be context dependent), but the GREP Query Manager script should allow you to easily set up a chain of queries. You can then pull all the .indd files together as a book (.indb file), and run the search/replace script chain ...


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Page 44 of the cs5 indesign scripting guide has code samples for exporting PDF files. One only need provide code to open and close the required files. The easy way is to pipe or provide a file list, the less easy way is to enumerate the indd files (or shortcuts to randomly scattered files) in a folder and then open and export each in turn. var ...


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BridgeTalk to the rescue! After asking this question, I've spent days doing research and trial & error to figure out how to get this to work. It seems that the only way to see which colors in a linked EPS file in InDesign is to open that EPS file into Illustrator and check it out there. Thankfully, Adobe has incorporated BridgeTalk into ExtendScript. ...


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Look at adding a custom text variable. you would add the variable placeholder in all of the places where you would want it to appear. then you would just have to update the variable and it will update across your document. http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WS6A9BE096-77B2-4721-9736-797C4912B6C9a.html


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I think that is rather impossible. However, what you can do, is to add some colored labels to the pages with similar content. You can find it under the 'Page Attributes' of 'Pages' palette ('Main Menu->Window->Pages').


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I separated my answers because they're very different approaches. Make a script that you can run before you print. How it's structured will really depend on how you want to use it. But if it's a sign-off sheet, I'll run with the assumption that this is one page where you have one text frame that you could update with the unique ID. Make the text frame and ...


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You might be able to make something work with Text Variables. Go to Type > Text Variables > Define... and click New.... Name it, select Output Date, and then do something like this: Then, create a text frame and do Type > Text Variables > Insert Variable to insert. The idea behind using the date and time is that it will always be different. If the ...


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In my experience, the only way to convert CS6 files into forms that can be opened in CS5, is by opening them in CS6 and saving them as CS4 files. I've also found CS5 files automatically open in CS6, after installing a CS6 trial. Unless a user chooses to save these files as CS4 files, these files will be changed to and saved by default as CS6 files. This ...


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InDesign files are very different from their other Adobe brethren. Each version brings key changes in how the page is structured. I'll leave it at that. Here's a discussion that provides an answer to your question. Essentially, you export to IDML format and hope for the best.



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