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Get page no from insertionpoint.

Community Beginner ,
Jan 16, 2009 Jan 16, 2009

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Hi all,

I want to find (return) the page with the given insertion point. The insertion point may be present in a textframe or in a group or in a group within a group, etc..,

Is it possible to get the return type of the object?

thanks,
Hemi
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Community Beginner , Jan 01, 2023 Jan 01, 2023

Here’s what I have that works in my code, starting from an insertionPoint that is defined by a story.findText() call:

 

 

var this_insertionPoint = finds[0].insertionPoints[-1];
var this_absolute_page = this_insertionPoint.parentTextFrames[0].parentPage.documentOffset;
var this_page = doc.pages[this_absolute_page];
var this_side = this_page.side;

 

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Community Expert , Jan 01, 2023 Jan 01, 2023

.documentOffset starts at 0, so I think you’ll need +1

 

 

 

 

var searchRes = styleSearch("Hello World")
if (searchRes.length > 0) {
    var ip = searchRes[0].insertionPoints[-1].parentTextFrames[0].parentPage
	alert("Last Insertion Point of first found text is on absolute page " + (ip.documentOffset+1) + "\rPage is on: " + ip.side.toString() + " Side of Spread" )
} 

/**
* Find Text 
* @ param Text to search for 
* @ return search results as an array 
*/
function styleSearch(f){
    app.findTe
...

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Community Expert ,
Jan 16, 2009 Jan 16, 2009

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There have been several examples of this in this forum recently. You'll find them using the forum search or Google. Also, please state your InDesign version and what script language you use.

Peter

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Jan 16, 2009 Jan 16, 2009

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Hi Peter,

Version CS3. Either javascript or vb.net

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Jan 16, 2009 Jan 16, 2009

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see: http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.59b77ee3/6

For the most recent thread on this topic.

Dave

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 01, 2023 Jan 01, 2023

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This link no longer works, and I’m having a devil of a time trying to find a relevant article using the search features. If you have it handy, can you relink?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 01, 2023 Jan 01, 2023

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Though poking around the object model, I think I have it!

 

this_insertionPoint.parentTextFrames[0].parentPage.side, which is read-only, and results in one of the following…
  • PageSideOptions.LEFT_HAND
  • PageSideOptions.RIGHT_HAND
  • PageSideOptions.SINGLE_SIDED

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Jan 01, 2023 Jan 01, 2023

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Hi @Chris Noessel_731 , This returns the insertion point’s absolute page number—

 

var ip = app.activeDocument.selection[0].parentTextFrames[0].parentPage.documentOffset+1
alert("Insertion Point is on absolute page " + ip)

 

Also, this thread is from 2009, so maybe start a new thread if the above doesn’t work for you.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 01, 2023 Jan 01, 2023

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Here’s what I have that works in my code, starting from an insertionPoint that is defined by a story.findText() call:

 

 

var this_insertionPoint = finds[0].insertionPoints[-1];
var this_absolute_page = this_insertionPoint.parentTextFrames[0].parentPage.documentOffset;
var this_page = doc.pages[this_absolute_page];
var this_side = this_page.side;

 

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.documentOffset starts at 0, so I think you’ll need +1

 

 

 

 

var searchRes = styleSearch("Hello World")
if (searchRes.length > 0) {
    var ip = searchRes[0].insertionPoints[-1].parentTextFrames[0].parentPage
	alert("Last Insertion Point of first found text is on absolute page " + (ip.documentOffset+1) + "\rPage is on: " + ip.side.toString() + " Side of Spread" )
} 

/**
* Find Text 
* @ param Text to search for 
* @ return search results as an array 
*/
function styleSearch(f){
    app.findTextPreferences = app.changeTextPreferences = app.findChangeTextOptions = null;
    app.findTextPreferences.findWhat = f;
    return app.activeDocument.findText()
}

 

 

 

 

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Jan 02, 2023 Jan 02, 2023

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Hi @Chris Noessel_731 ,

note that the original thread is from 2009 and the question revolved around InDesign CS3 version 5.

To get the page of a given pageItem has changed with InDesign CS5 version 7. And stays with us until now.

Property parentPage was introduced with InDesign CS5. Its value will become null if the object is considered outside of the page on the pasteBoard.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Expert )

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