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Find Cell Style Override?

Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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Hi folks,

Is there anyway or method to find out if any cellStyle has been overridden through InDesign JavaScript?

Cell Style Override.png

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Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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This script by Gregor Fellenz may be useful to you: https://github.com/grefel/clearOverrides

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Community Expert ,
Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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Do you want to FIND or do you want to just REMOVE overrides? 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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I don't want to clear it.

I want to find out if cell has any cell style override.

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Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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The panel "preflight" dont work to you? If you just want to find it, it works for that.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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I want to find out if any cell has appliedCellStyle override through InDesign JavaScript not manually..

 

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Community Expert ,
Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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It's not so easy - as there is no "overriden" flag - so you'd have to check EVERY property of the Cell... 

 

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Community Expert ,
Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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This came up earlier this year, and someone had a very clever solution. Unfortunately I can't find that thread now.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 29, 2023 Nov 29, 2023

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In JS it should be pretty easy - get list of all properties of both objects and compare - JS offers a quick and easy way to do this - but I'm not JS guy...

 

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Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

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Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

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@Dirk Becker, but this only returns cells that have overrides - not which property has been overriden?

 

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Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

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@Robert Tkaczyk 

The original request was "find out if any cellStyle has been overridden"

The approach could even work across all cells of each row, or the entire table at once, then nail it down with binary search.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2023

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Yeah, it can be used as a starting point for more detailed "fishing expedition".

 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 03, 2023 Dec 03, 2023

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This solution is close so far desktop application scripting. Unfortunetly this will not work in InDesign Server Scripting.
Atleast we have something now for dekstop application atleast.

 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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Why not? It doesn't use clipboard so there is no reason why it shouldn't work on IDS? 

 

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Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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InDesign Server doesn't have menus, therefore no menuActions.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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Right... So the only solution is a "brute force" approach - check / compare every property... 

 

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Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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Wait a second... If you are working on a Server - how can you have any kind of overrides?? 

 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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A script 🙂

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Community Expert ,
Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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A script 🙂


By @Peter Kahrel

 

?? 

 

Are you replying to my question how there can be overrides on IDS ? 

 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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Yes.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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I'm not JS guy at all so maybe I'm barking the wrong tree, but this in Google:

 

"js find differences between two objects" 

 

returns articles about:

 

Lodash _.isEqual() Method

 

https://javascript.plainenglish.io/how-to-get-the-difference-between-two-javascript-objects-e885e093...

 

[...] Calling this with two objects will return an array of the names of keys on the objects whose values are not equal, and also includes the names of keys that do not exist on both objects [...]

 

Or it won't work in the JS version that is used in the InDesign? 

 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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Or JSON.stringify() route... 

 

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Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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_.isEqual() is UXP-only. It works on JavaScript objects such as strings, arrays, and JSON objects, but not on most InDesign objects. For instance, cells have a name, and no two cells have the same name, and therefore _isEqual() always returns false when you compare two cells.

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Dec 04, 2023 Dec 04, 2023

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But the link I've provided says, that it will return list of differences? Not just true / false?

 

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