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adding guides to the first page

Engaged ,
Feb 15, 2023 Feb 15, 2023

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I'm trying to add guides to the first page but it's not working. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong here? 

function createDocument(documentWidth, documentHeight, bleed) {
   app.activeDocument.viewPreferences.horizontalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.PIXELS;
    app.activeDocument.viewPreferences.verticalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.PIXELS;

    var doc = app.documents.add({
      documentPreferences: {
        pageWidth: documentWidth,
        pageHeight: documentHeight,
        documentBleedTopOffset: bleed,
        documentBleedUniformSize: true,
        facingPages: false
      }
    });

    //Set the rulers to inches
    app.activeDocument.viewPreferences.horizontalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.PIXELS;
    app.activeDocument.viewPreferences.verticalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.PIXELS;

    // Add 2 pages to the document
    for (var i = 0; i < 2; i++) {
      doc.pages.add();
    }

    // Add guides to the first page
    var page = doc.pages.item(0);
    page.guides.add(HorizontalOrVertical.HORIZONTAL, 49); 
    page.guides.add(HorizontalOrVertical.HORIZONTAL, 751); 
    page.guides.add(HorizontalOrVertical.VERTICAL, 600); 
    page.guides.add(HorizontalOrVertical.VERTICALL, 648.75); 
    page.guides.add(HorizontalOrVertical.VERTICAL, 900); 
  }

  if (checkbox1.value == true) {
    createDocument(1200, 800, 9);
  } else {
    exit();
  }

 

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Community Expert , Feb 15, 2023 Feb 15, 2023

Guides.add only takes two arguments. You have three in your later examples. So it's... .add(undefined, {props});

 

https://www.indesignjs.de/extendscriptAPI/indesign-latest/#Guides.html#d1e264386__d1e264435

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Engaged ,
Feb 15, 2023 Feb 15, 2023

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Well I'm closer but now I only end up with the last guide and none of the others. 

 

 

page.guides.add(undefined, undefined, {itemLayer: page, guideOrientation: HorizontalOrVertical.HORIZONTAL, location: 49}); 
page.guides.add(undefined, undefined, {itemLayer: page, guideOrientation: HorizontalOrVertical.HORIZONTAL, location: 751}); 
page.guides.add(undefined, undefined, {itemLayer: page, guideOrientation: HorizontalOrVertical.VERTICAL, location: 600}); 
page.guides.add(undefined, undefined, {itemLayer: page, guideOrientation: HorizontalOrVertical.VERTICAL, location: 648.75}); 
page.guides.add(undefined, undefined, {itemLayer: page, guideOrientation: HorizontalOrVertical.VERTICAL, location: 900}); 

 

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Engaged ,
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So I tried a loop and it still only shows the last guide. 

 var guideLocations = [49, 751, 600, 648.75, 900];

for (var i = 0; i < guideLocations.length; i++) {
      var location = guideLocations[i];
      var newGuide = myPage.guides.add(undefined, undefined, {itemLayer: myPage, guideOrientation: HorizontalOrVertical.HORIZONTAL, location: location});
    }

 

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Guides.add only takes two arguments. You have three in your later examples. So it's... .add(undefined, {props});

 

https://www.indesignjs.de/extendscriptAPI/indesign-latest/#Guides.html#d1e264386__d1e264435

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Engaged ,
Feb 16, 2023 Feb 16, 2023

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Ok, so I'm only trying to get the horizontal guides first. I can get two guides on the first page now but they keep showing up vertical instead of horizontal. Any idea why?

 

function createDocument(documentWidth, documentHeight, bleed) {
    // Create a new document with the specified width and height and bleed
    var doc = app.documents.add({
      documentPreferences: {
        pageWidth: documentWidth,
        pageHeight: documentHeight,
        documentBleedTopOffset: bleed,
        documentBleedUniformSize: true,
        facingPages: false
      }
    });

app.activeDocument.viewPreferences.horizontalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.PIXELS;
app.activeDocument.viewPreferences.verticalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.PIXELS;

    // Add 3 pages to the document
    for (var i = 0; i < 2; i++) {
      doc.pages.add();
    }

    var firstPage = doc.pages.item(0);
  
    var guideLocations = [49, 751];

    // Loop through the guide locations and add guides to the first page
    for (var i = 0; i < guideLocations.length; i++) {
      var location = guideLocations[i];
      var props = {
        guideOrientation: HorizontalOrVertical.HORIZONTAL,
        location: location
      };
      var newGuide = firstPage.guides.add(undefined, props);
    }

  }

  if (checkbox1.value == true) {
    createDocument(1200, 800, 9);
  } else {
    exit();
  }

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I see, I was using guideOrientation instead of just orientation.

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