Export pdf and eps at the same time

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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Is there a script or action that exists that allows me to export both a pdf and an eps at the same time? Currently I'm having to maunally export each induvidually and its becoming very tedious for multiple files. I just want to be able to press command e and export the two file formats at the same time. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022
Something like the following should work. Execute the script with a document open, make sure the document is saved. It will export the eps and pdf file in the folder where the InDesign file is saved. if (!app.documents.length) { alert("Aborting: No file open"); exit(0); } var doc = app.documents[0] var docPath = doc.fullName.fsName; doc.exportFile(ExportFormat.EPS_TYPE, File(docPath.replace(/\..*$/,".eps"))); doc.exportFile(ExportFormat.PDF_TYPE, File(docPath.replace(/\..*$/,".pdf")), fals...

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Mar 04, 2022 Mar 04, 2022

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Something like the following should work. Execute the script with a document open, make sure the document is saved. It will export the eps and pdf file in the folder where the InDesign file is saved.

if (!app.documents.length)
{
	alert("Aborting: No file open");
    exit(0);
}
var doc = app.documents[0]
var docPath = doc.fullName.fsName;

doc.exportFile(ExportFormat.EPS_TYPE, File(docPath.replace(/\..*$/,".eps")));
doc.exportFile(ExportFormat.PDF_TYPE, File(docPath.replace(/\..*$/,".pdf")), false);

-Manan

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Thank you so much Manan! That worked great!

 

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Mar 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022

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Why do you need EPS in modern days? Avoid the use of it.

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Mar 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022

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I appreciate your help, but this is the file format requested by the engraver. 

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Mar 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022

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So this script works great when I'm working from a local folder. I get this error when I'm working from a google drive folder. Is there a way to remedy this?

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Mar 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022

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Could be a file permission issue. Does that folder have permission to write? Try exporting a pdf from InDesign into that folder using the UI menu and see if it works.

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Mar 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022

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I definitely have write permissions as I am able to export using the regular indesign ui. 

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Mar 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022

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Try the script below, it will alert the path where the scrit is trying to save the files. Check if the path is correct or not.

if (!app.documents.length)
{
	alert("Aborting: No file open");
    exit(0);
}
var doc = app.documents[0]
var docPath = doc.fullName.fsName;

alert(File(docPath.replace(/\..*$/,".eps")))
alert(File(docPath.replace(/\..*$/,".pdf")))

-Manan

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Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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So I didn't get an error, but this window came up instead:
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When I press OK, another window just like this comes up again but no action occures. When i press OK again on the second window, it closes and nothing happens.

 

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Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022

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That's interesting, this shows that the InDesign file does not seem to have a name at all. What happens with the following code

 

if (!app.documents.length)
{
	alert("Aborting: No file open");
    exit(0);
}
var doc = app.documents[0]
var docPath = doc.fullName.fsName;
alert(docPath)

 

-Manan

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I get this window. with the filepath to the document. It shows the document name.

 

 

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I tried creating a test file and executing the original script in "my drive" that lives outside of the shortcut and it works. I'm assuming its the google drive shortcut that's messing things up?

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