Deleting spawned pages

Community Beginner ,
Aug 15, 2019 Aug 15, 2019

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I am trying to find a script that will delete all spawned pages, regardless of the number of pages.  I want to be able to set the document back to original.  The number of spawned pages may vary.

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Community Beginner , Aug 15, 2019 Aug 15, 2019
This is my simplified solution to my problem, no matter how many pages were spawned there will always be a page 1 until there isn't so I have a reset button that resets all the fields and then deletes page 1 twelve times.  It will stop deleting when there is no longer a page 1 to delete.n=app.alert("Are you sure you want to Reset?",2,1);if (n==1){this.resetForm();    }if (numPages > 1) { deletePages(1); deletePages(1); deletePages(1); deletePages(1); deletePages(1); deletePages(1); deletePages(1...

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 15, 2019 Aug 15, 2019
That's very redundant. Instead, you can use this single command:if (numPages > 1) {     this.deletePages(1, this.numPages-1);}

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Aug 15, 2019 Aug 15, 2019

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Does you use form fields on the spawned pages?

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I do use form fields on the pages which have all unique names, there are 9 templates that could be spawned but possible only a couple will be

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The field names of the spawned pages have the following form:

P<page no>:<template name>:<field name>

When you check all fields in the document you can find all spawned pages.

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That's great, can you get me started on the code?

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This is my simplified solution to my problem, no matter how many pages were spawned there will always be a page 1 until there isn't so I have a reset button that resets all the fields and then deletes page 1 twelve times.  It will stop deleting when there is no longer a page 1 to delete.

n=app.alert("Are you sure you want to Reset?",2,1);

if (n==1){

this.resetForm();   

}

if (numPages > 1) {

deletePages(1);

deletePages(1);

deletePages(1);

deletePages(1);

deletePages(1);

deletePages(1);

deletePages(1);

deletePages(1);

deletePages(1);

deletePages(1);

deletePages(1);

deletePages(1);

}

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That's very redundant. Instead, you can use this single command:

if (numPages > 1) {

     this.deletePages(1, this.numPages-1);

}

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Thanks, that is much better.

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