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Adding Column Rules to multiple connected text frames

Community Beginner ,
Nov 28, 2022 Nov 28, 2022

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Hi

I have a multi-page document with a single text frame split into two columns on each page. I would like to place a column rule on every page. I have set up an Object Style that will do this. Is there any way I can apply that style to all of my pages, not just one at a time?

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Advisor , Nov 28, 2022 Nov 28, 2022

Hello @J5FC1,

 

Give this script a try, just change "Test" to the name of your Object Style...

 

function main() {
  doc = app.documents[0];

    for(var i=0;i<doc.pages.length;i++){
       var myPageItems = doc.pageItems.everyItem().getElements();
        for(var i=0;i<myPageItems.length;i++){
           if (myPageItems[i] instanceof TextFrame){
              myPageItems[i].applyObjectStyle(doc.objectStyles.itemByName("Test"));
           }
       }
    }
}
app.doScript(main, ScriptLanguage.JAVASCR
...

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Hello @J5FC1,

 

Give this script a try, just change "Test" to the name of your Object Style...

 

function main() {
  doc = app.documents[0];

    for(var i=0;i<doc.pages.length;i++){
       var myPageItems = doc.pageItems.everyItem().getElements();
        for(var i=0;i<myPageItems.length;i++){
           if (myPageItems[i] instanceof TextFrame){
              myPageItems[i].applyObjectStyle(doc.objectStyles.itemByName("Test"));
           }
       }
    }
}
app.doScript(main, ScriptLanguage.JAVASCRIPT, undefined, UndoModes.ENTIRE_SCRIPT, 'Do Script');

 

 

You can also try this free script "Apply Object Style to All Text Containers in a Story"

https://www.id-extras.com/apply-object-style-to-all-text-containers-in-a-story-free-script/

 

Regards,

Mike

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2022 Nov 29, 2022

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Thanks Mike. I wasn't able to get your script to work, but the "Apply Object Style to All Text Containers in a Story" has done the trick. 

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Nov 29, 2022 Nov 29, 2022

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Work with primary textframes. You can put such one with this text frame object style on the master/parent. Apply this master/parent to the pages where you need this style.

If you don not work with primary text frames it will not work.

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Thanks Willi,

I've not used Primary Text Frames before, but can see the value for future projects

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