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Convert coloured area to an annotation

Advisor ,
Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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Hello,

 

I asked a similar question some time ago, sorry I could not find it in the forum.

 

I am exporting marked areas from InDesign to PDF. I would like to find these areas and be able to create an annotation. The areas appear in the PDF as a path. Is there a way to itterate over all paths?

 

Thank you.

 

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Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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It would be really handy if I could get the bounding boxes. like these.

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Advisor ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Took a different approach. Exporting square annotatons from InDesign. Not really what I wanted.

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Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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If you are completely familiar with PDF internals for graphical objects you can use a plugin to iterate all the graphical objects, find their color space and color, and take actions. This sounds a lot of work, so if you can do it by exporting annotations that sounds infinitely preferable.

 

If your question is: can you create a non-rectangular annotation at all, the answer depends on the annotation type.

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Advisor ,
Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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Hello,

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

I am limited in the types of annotation I can use from InDesign. So, I would like to write an Acrobat plugin. I have downloaded an SDK but it does not compile, see pic. Is there a step by step tutorial? Is there any thing I should do to my Acrobat installation to make plugins load. I am using a Mac, is better to develop plugins on Widnows.

 

Thank you.

 

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Feb 25, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

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Hello,

 

I needed execute permission on the scrpt, feel a bit silly.

 

Now the fun start!

 

Thank you.

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