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Is there a way to print / export a indesign file as a pdf or other but first annotate any images with the file source ie. user/documents/images.. etc so that whens its printed / exported it will say what the source is for each image by the side / ontop of the image.

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I used a javascript for this purpose in CS1/3/5.5. I'm not aware of any built in way to do it.

I can't find my oldie around anywhere, but the Adobe InDesign scripting forum is usually a treasure trove. I think this one is at least a start. Here's the final code from that discussion.

var tgt = app.activeDocument.rectangles;
for (i=0;i<tgt.length;i++){
myCaption = app.activeDocument.textFrames.add();
myCaption.textFramePreferences.verticalJustification =
    VerticalJustification.BOTTOM_ALIGN
myCaption.contents = tgt[i].graphics[0].itemLink.name
myCaption.paragraphs[0].justification =
    Justification.CENTER_ALIGN;
bnds = tgt[i].visibleBounds;
myCaption.visibleBounds =
    [bnds[0]-6, bnds[1], bnds[0]-1,bnds[3]];
}
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  • *your javascript
    – sam
    Mar 14 '14 at 17:36
  • I'll have to dig around a bit. I'll update my answer if/when I can find something. Mar 14 '14 at 20:54
  • Answer updated. Mar 14 '14 at 23:40

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