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Adobe InDesign Package Report via AS

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Aug 26, 2014 Aug 26, 2014

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To create an "Adobe InDesign Package Report" manually, it is done via "File > Package > Report…" and generates a document summary similar to what is produced in packaging, but with more data.

I am struggling with creating this text doc via scripting. This is part of a multi-app process, so I'd prefer AppleScript, but I am having no luck in the dictionary. Neither package nor save report seem to produce the same document as the manual process. Does anyone have any hints for me on how to achieve this without resorting to System Events? Thanks in advance.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 16, 2023 Feb 16, 2023

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Hi @WCBaxter,

Hope, you got a solution for this.
Can you please share it here?

Thanks.

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People's Champ ,
Feb 17, 2023 Feb 17, 2023

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Neither package nor save report seem to produce the same document as the manual process. 


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What do you mean by that?

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Feb 17, 2023 Feb 17, 2023

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Yes, both are different.
The script has functionality for the package and doesn't have for "save report".

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Feb 17, 2023 Feb 17, 2023

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There doesn’t seem to be a way to get at File>Package>Report...

 

Seems like the best you can do via JS is Package just the info:

 

var f = Folder.selectDialog("Select the folder", ""); 
var doc = app.activeDocument;
doc.packageForPrint (f,false,false,false,false,false,true,true);
File(f + "/" + doc.name).remove()

 

The OP was looking for AppleScript, so if you are on a Mac it should be possible to invoke the menu item with AS and use System Events to tab to the Report... button

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