Find empty pages in doc

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Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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Hi community. 

I am trying to find empty pages in doc. 
Here is the sample part to count the pages in doc, but I also need to check if page is empty or not.

var doc = app.ActiveDoc;
var bodyPage = doc.FirstBodyPageInDoc;
var counter = 0;
while (bodyPage.ObjectValid()) {
  counter++;
  bodyPage = bodyPage.PageNext;
}  
Console('number of pages is '  + counter);

The GetText() function is not working on BodyPage object. I also can not find a way to get TextRange of BodyPage in order to use GetTextForRange() property.

Do you know any way to check if page is empty or not?


Thanks.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021
Here are a series of related functions that I use for this type of thing: function pageIsEmpty (page) { var textFrame; textFrame = getTextFrame (page, "A"); if (textFrame) { if (textFrameIsEmpty (textFrame) === true) { return true; } } return false; } function getTextFrame (page, flow) { var frame, graphic; frame = page.PageFrame; graphic = frame.FirstGraphicInFrame; while (graphic.ObjectValid () === 1) { ...

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What do you mean with "empty"?

A page with no paragraph in it?

A page with one or more empty paragraphs in it?

A paragraph with no content i.e. table anchor, graphic anchor etc., text?

 

First of all you should read the chapter 4 "Frame Document Architecture" in the FDK Programmer Guide.

Here some hints:

A page contains a PageFrame

This PageFrame contains among others a TextFrame and this TextFrame contains the TextFrame.FirstPgf

 

So here you can start your search.

 

But I think it is much easier to go through your MainFlowInDoc to find all paragraphs with no content to delete them

 

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Here are a series of related functions that I use for this type of thing:

function pageIsEmpty (page) {
    
    var textFrame;
    
    textFrame = getTextFrame (page, "A");
    if (textFrame) {
        if (textFrameIsEmpty (textFrame) === true) {
            return true;
        }
    }

    return false;
}

function getTextFrame (page, flow) { 
    
    var frame, graphic;
    
    frame = page.PageFrame;
    graphic = frame.FirstGraphicInFrame;
    while (graphic.ObjectValid () === 1) {
        if (graphic.constructor.name === "TextFrame") {
            if (graphic.Flow.Name === flow) {
                return graphic;
            }
        }
        graphic = graphic.NextGraphicInFrame;
    }
}

function textFrameIsEmpty (textFrame) {
    
    if (textFrame.LastPgf.ObjectValid () === 1) {
        return false;
    } 
    else if (textFrame.LastCell.ObjectValid () === 1) {
        return false;
    } 
    else if (textFrame.LastAFrame.ObjectValid () === 1) {
        return false;
    } 
    else if (textFrame.LastFn.ObjectValid () === 1) {
        return false;
    }
    else {
        return true;
    }
}

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