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gotoAnchorBehaviors not working on cross-document bookmarks

Community Beginner ,
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 20, 2021

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Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had advice regarding scripting buttons & bookmarks in Indesign.

 

For some reason when I try to create a "Go to destination" action on a button from a script - it only seems to work when the bookmark is from the same document. If I pass in a bookmark from another document, it still creates the action, but it will revert back to the first bookmark (alphabetically) of the active document - NOT the one I told it to go to. This is easy to do from the UI, and this code used to work for me, as I've built a whole fit-for-purpose custom script for a client that is based around being able to create buttons linking to bookmarks in other documents. But now this script has stopped working and I can't seem to diagnose why 😩

 

 

var _sel = app.activeDocument.selection[0];
var bookmark = app.documents[2].bookmarks[0].destination;
//If bookmark is from another document, it will revert back to the first bookmark (alphabetically) of the active document
//If the bookmark is from the active document, it works as expected

_sel.gotoAnchorBehaviors.everyItem().remove();
var behavior = _sel.gotoAnchorBehaviors.add
(
    {
        behaviorEvent : BehaviorEvents.MOUSE_UP ,
        enableBehavior : true ,
        anchorItem : bookmark
    }
);

 

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Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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"This is easy to do from the UI, and this code used to work for me, as I've built a whole fit-for-purpose custom script for a client that is based around being able to create buttons linking to bookmarks in other documents."

 

Hi Atlas.Murray,

if that's easy to do from the UI, I would do it from the UI and read out the properties and values from that button.

Perhaps this is solved in a different way than you thought? Or there other factors that must be met. Like the save status of the documents or something like that. Just guessing here…

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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this code used to work for me

Which InDesign version was that? And which one do you (or your customer) use now?

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