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Does an InDesign script have access to the name/path of an open IDML file?

Explorer ,
Apr 17, 2023 Apr 17, 2023

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Hi,

Assuming you've opened an IDML file, so it's now the active document. Does InDesign remember its name and/or path? Can a script access that information?

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Apr 17, 2023 Apr 17, 2023

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Name you can get using the name property of the document like below

app.documents[0].name

Path I think we won't be able to get.

-Manan

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Apr 17, 2023 Apr 17, 2023

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Hm.

You'll get the path of course if you open the IDML file by scripting.

Or if you intercept the user's intention to open a document through an event script that is hooked to the File Open dialog…

( Just an idea… )

 

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Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Expert )

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Apr 17, 2023 Apr 17, 2023

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That interception is an interesting idea. What if the user simply double clicks the file in Finder / File Explorer? Is there a way to intercept a file opened this way?

 

Either way, do you have a sample script I could refer to in order to learn how to do that? So far I've only written scripts you need to manually run from the scripts panel.

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Apr 18, 2023 Apr 18, 2023

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@orib7317974 said: "What if the user simply double clicks the file in Finder / File Explorer?"

 

Hm. I think, that this case is not covered with the File > Open… menu.

Did some tests with some code, but I'm still not satisfied with the results.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Apr 21, 2023 Apr 21, 2023

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I appreciate you did those tests for me, thank you very much!

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