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change CheckBox Appearance

Community Beginner ,
Jun 16, 2017 Jun 16, 2017

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Hi,

     I'm using indesign cs6. I want change the checkBox states of Normal On to Normal Off state using indesign scripting. I'm trying more but i can't find it. Pls guide me.

var mySelect=app.selection[0]

var str=mySelect.states;

for(var i=0;i<str.length;i++)

{

    if(str.name=="Normal On")

    {

    str.statetype==StateTypes.DOWN_ON,1181970022

    }

}

Thus, the above code was I'm tried,

The following Image is Require Output

The following Image is given InputOutput.png

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Thanks,
Sangeetha.K

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Community Expert , Jun 18, 2017 Jun 18, 2017

Hi Sangeetha,
from your discription I'm not sure what you mean.

Ask yourself: How would I achieve my goal when using InDesign's user interface.
Can you describe that before we get to the scripting part?

Do you want to change the active state?

Like that:

A checkbox done in the UI like the one you are showing:

Checkbox-Done-in-the-UI.png

Duplicated that checkbox and set the first state of the selection with: active = true

Checkbox-ActiveState-States[0]-to-true.png

That will only change what you see in the layout.
If you export both checkboxes to PDF Interactive the behaviors

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Community Expert ,
Jun 16, 2017 Jun 16, 2017

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Moving to InDesign Scripting forum

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2017 Jun 18, 2017

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I find out the answer

app.selection[0].activeStateIndex=0

If I change the activeStateIndex vaule means it will move to next level of the "Normal off".

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Community Expert ,
Jun 18, 2017 Jun 18, 2017

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Hi Sangeetha,

I'm not sure, if you read my two posts before…

// checkBox selected:

app.selection[0].activeStateIndex=0

is the same as:

// checkBox selected:

app.selection[0].states[0].active = true;

Glad it is working for you now.

Would you mark your own answer as "Correct" please.

Thanks,
Uwe

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2017 Jun 19, 2017

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hi Laubender,

Sorry, i am not saw your post. I Find only

Steve Werner post.

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Guide ,
Jun 19, 2017 Jun 19, 2017

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Really sad to see you gave the correct answer mark to Steve

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2017 Jun 19, 2017

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Hi Laubender,

Actually I am new to this forum. I don't know how to i mark it as its correct. Please can you teach me.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 19, 2017 Jun 19, 2017

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Unmark Steve's post—sorry, Steve ;-)—and mark the other post as correct.
Hope, this helps.

Uwe

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Community Expert ,
Jun 18, 2017 Jun 18, 2017

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Hi Sangeetha,
from your discription I'm not sure what you mean.

Ask yourself: How would I achieve my goal when using InDesign's user interface.
Can you describe that before we get to the scripting part?

Do you want to change the active state?

Like that:

A checkbox done in the UI like the one you are showing:

Checkbox-Done-in-the-UI.png

Duplicated that checkbox and set the first state of the selection with: active = true

Checkbox-ActiveState-States[0]-to-true.png

That will only change what you see in the layout.
If you export both checkboxes to PDF Interactive the behaviors of both checkboxes will be the same.

Regards,

Uwe

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Jun 18, 2017 Jun 18, 2017

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Why did I states[0] and not states[1] ?
The UI is not reflecting the stacking order of states with scripting.

Stacking order of states of a Check Box with scripting from my German InDesign CS6:

As you can see from the locale independent names of the states and the statetype, on and off are switched.

/*

    0    Normal - Aus    $ID/$$$/StateType/NormalOff    StateTypes.UP_OFF

    1    Normal - Ein    $ID/$$$/StateType/NormalOn    StateTypes.UP_ON

    2    Cursor darüber - Aus    $ID/$$$/StateType/OverOff    StateTypes.ROLLOVER_OFF

    3    Cursor darüber - Ein    $ID/$$$/StateType/OverOn    StateTypes.ROLLOVER_ON

    4    Klicken - Aus    $ID/$$$/StateType/DownOff    StateTypes.DOWN_OFF

    5    Klicken - Ein    $ID/$$$/StateType/DownOn    StateTypes.DOWN_ON

*/

Regards,
Uwe

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Jan 22, 2024 Jan 22, 2024

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Hi! I do not have very much experience using scripts. I want to change all the checkboxes in my interactice document from "normal on" to "normal off" at once - otherwise going through and selecting each checkbox individually and changing their default to "normal off" would take waaaaay too much time (it's for a very long workbook).

Is there a way someone could share the code used to run such a script for the latest version of indesign?

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