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Add bleed input to a slug

Community Beginner ,
Aug 19, 2021 Aug 19, 2021

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Hi all you big brains.

I know nothing about scripting but I've managed to amend a script an old work collegue did for me many moons ago. I need to be able to add the bleed amounts to the relevant parts of a slug made from a table:

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I have text variables for the Ref (file name), Mod dates, Mod by and have a script for the width and height inputs:

 

// WORKING ON CURRENT DOCUMENT
var myDocument = app.activeDocument;

// INITIAL SETTINGS
myDocument.viewPreferences.rulerOrigin = RulerOrigin.PAGE_ORIGIN;
myDocument.zeroPoint=[0,0];
myDocument.viewPreferences.horizontalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.MILLIMETERS;
myDocument.viewPreferences.verticalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.MILLIMETERS;

// WORKING WITH ACTIVE PAGE
var currentPage = myDocument.layoutWindows[0].activePage;
var width, height; // SOME VARIABLES

// GETTING THE PAGE SIZES
width = currentPage.bounds[3] - currentPage.bounds[1];
height = currentPage.bounds[2] - currentPage.bounds[0];

// ROUND THE NUMBERS
var widthRounded = width.toFixed(2);
var heightRounded = height.toFixed(2);

var realHeight = heightRounded*10;
var realWidth = widthRounded*10;

var ShowType;

// WORKING WITH TABLES ON THE ACTIVE PAGE
var myTables = app.layoutWindows[0].activePage.textFrames.everyItem().tables;

// show row and column of selected cell
//alert(app.selection[0].parentRow.index+"\n"+app.selection[0].parentColumn.index);

// CHECK IF THERE IS THE SLUG IN THE DOCUMENT
if(myTables.length>0)
{
ShowType = "ORG-GARTNER";
// PLACE THE SIZES IN THE SLUG
myTables[0].cells[12].contents = (""+realWidth);
myTables[0].cells[13].contents = (""+realHeight);
}

 

 

If anyone could tell me what to add and where, I would be extremely grateful and send you a virtual donut.

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Advocate , Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021
Hi @Mayberry_Maybz, Give this a try....// WORKING ON CURRENT DOCUMENT var myDocument = app.activeDocument; // INITIAL SETTINGS myDocument.viewPreferences.rulerOrigin = RulerOrigin.PAGE_ORIGIN; myDocument.zeroPoint=[0,0]; myDocument.viewPreferences.horizontalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.MILLIMETERS; myDocument.viewPreferences.verticalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.MILLIMETERS; // WORKING WITH ACTIVE PAGE var currentPage = myDocument.layoutWindows[0].activePage; var width, height; //...

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Hello @Mayberry_Maybz

 

Can you post a InDesign document that only contains the slug made from the table for testing purposes?

I just want to make sure I'm getting the correlating bleed settings into the correct cells.

 

Regards,

MIke

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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the reply.

Here is the InDesign doc. Appreciate the help.

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Hello @Mayberry_Maybz 

 

Here you go...enjoy!!

 

 

// WORKING ON CURRENT DOCUMENT
var myDocument = app.activeDocument;

// INITIAL SETTINGS
myDocument.viewPreferences.rulerOrigin = RulerOrigin.PAGE_ORIGIN;
myDocument.zeroPoint=[0,0];
myDocument.viewPreferences.horizontalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.MILLIMETERS;
myDocument.viewPreferences.verticalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.MILLIMETERS;

// WORKING WITH ACTIVE PAGE
var currentPage = myDocument.layoutWindows[0].activePage;
var width, height; // SOME VARIABLES

// GETTING THE PAGE SIZES
width = currentPage.bounds[3] - currentPage.bounds[1];
height = currentPage.bounds[2] - currentPage.bounds[0];

// ROUND THE NUMBERS
var widthRounded = width.toFixed(2);
var heightRounded = height.toFixed(2);

var realHeight = heightRounded*10;
var realWidth = widthRounded*10;

var myLeftBleed = myDocument.documentPreferences.documentBleedInsideOrLeftOffset;
var myRightBleed = myDocument.documentPreferences.documentBleedOutsideOrRightOffset;
var myTopBleed = myDocument.documentPreferences.documentBleedTopOffset;
var myBottomBleed = myDocument.documentPreferences.documentBleedBottomOffset;

var ShowType;

// WORKING WITH TABLES ON THE ACTIVE PAGE
var myTables = app.layoutWindows[0].activePage.textFrames.everyItem().tables;

// show row and column of selected cell
//alert(app.selection[0].parentRow.index+"\n"+app.selection[0].parentColumn.index);

// CHECK IF THERE IS THE SLUG IN THE DOCUMENT
if(myTables.length>0)
{
ShowType = "ORG-GARTNER";
// PLACE THE SIZES IN THE SLUG
myTables[0].cells[12].contents = ("" + realWidth);
myTables[0].cells[13].contents = ("" + realHeight);
// PLACE THE BLEED SIZES IN THE SLUG
myTables[0].cells[15].contents = ("Left: " + myLeftBleed);
myTables[0].cells[16].contents = ("Right: " + myRightBleed);
myTables[0].cells[17].contents = ("Top: " + myTopBleed);
myTables[0].cells[18].contents = ("Bottom: " + myBottomBleed);
}

 

 

Oh yeah, I like chocolate glazed....

 

Regards,

Mike

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Wow Mike, amazing work.

Now, I feel like i'm pushing it a bit but as the slug says, the document is at 10%. So when I use the script with your addition, it inputs the amount as is. I know there is part of the script for the page size that deals with this:

var realHeight = heightRounded*10;
var realWidth = widthRounded*10;

so is there a way to deal with this for the bleed? I've had a go, but with my limited knowledge, failed. The reason for this is exhibition graphics sometimes go waaaay past InDesigns page limit. I will use your answer for the other variations: 25% - 50% and 100%.

 

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Much love

Maybz

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Hello @Mayberry_Maybz,

 

Sorry, I don't think I've had enough coffee yet with my donut. I'm not really sure on what you're asking for...

 

Regards,

Mike

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Sorry my man,

In the template, the page size of the document is set up as 400mm x 250mm, but the script makes the slug entry 4000 x 2500 because the code above that has *10 multiplies by 10.

The new part you added for bleed enters the numbers at s/s so instead of saying 100mm bleed, it will enter the number as 10. I wondered if there was a way of applying that *10 to the bleed output to make the correct size show.

Hope that makes sense

Many thanks

Maybz

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Hi @Mayberry_Maybz,

 

Give this a try....

// WORKING ON CURRENT DOCUMENT
var myDocument = app.activeDocument;

// INITIAL SETTINGS
myDocument.viewPreferences.rulerOrigin = RulerOrigin.PAGE_ORIGIN;
myDocument.zeroPoint=[0,0];
myDocument.viewPreferences.horizontalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.MILLIMETERS;
myDocument.viewPreferences.verticalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.MILLIMETERS;

// WORKING WITH ACTIVE PAGE
var currentPage = myDocument.layoutWindows[0].activePage;
var width, height; // SOME VARIABLES

// GETTING THE PAGE SIZES
width = currentPage.bounds[3] - currentPage.bounds[1];
height = currentPage.bounds[2] - currentPage.bounds[0];

// ROUND THE NUMBERS
var widthRounded = width.toFixed(2);
var heightRounded = height.toFixed(2);

var realHeight = heightRounded*10;
var realWidth = widthRounded*10;

var myLeftBleed = myDocument.documentPreferences.documentBleedInsideOrLeftOffset*10;
var myRightBleed = myDocument.documentPreferences.documentBleedOutsideOrRightOffset*10;
var myTopBleed = myDocument.documentPreferences.documentBleedTopOffset*10;
var myBottomBleed = myDocument.documentPreferences.documentBleedBottomOffset*10;

var ShowType;

// WORKING WITH TABLES ON THE ACTIVE PAGE
var myTables = app.layoutWindows[0].activePage.textFrames.everyItem().tables;

// show row and column of selected cell
//alert(app.selection[0].parentRow.index+"\n"+app.selection[0].parentColumn.index);

// CHECK IF THERE IS THE SLUG IN THE DOCUMENT
if(myTables.length>0)
{
ShowType = "ORG-GARTNER";
// PLACE THE SIZES IN THE SLUG
myTables[0].cells[12].contents = ("" + realWidth);
myTables[0].cells[13].contents = ("" + realHeight);

// PLACE THE BLEED SIZES IN THE SLUG
myTables[0].cells[15].contents = ("Left: " + myLeftBleed);
myTables[0].cells[16].contents = ("Right: " + myRightBleed);
myTables[0].cells[17].contents = ("Top: " + myTopBleed);
myTables[0].cells[18].contents = ("Bottom: " + myBottomBleed);
}

Regards,

Mike

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You absolute ledge Mike.

 

Seriously spot-on. You have made my life immensely more productive. Honestly can't thank you enough.

 

Give this man a raise!

 

Thanks again.

Maybz

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