How can detect link frame exist data of table?

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I have a long table put in 3 TextFrames as below image:

How can detect middle link frame exist data of table?

in 2 cases:  i try get content of link frame = emtpy.

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021
Hi daitranthanhoa, with table cells of type text you could access the first insertion point and ask for the parentTextFrames array. If you then iterate through the cells you'll see that parentTextFrames[0] of the first insertionPoint will never be that empty text frame. In ExtendScript code: Let's assume you selected a text frame. ( function() { var doesContainCells = "Text frame shows table cells."; var doesNotContainCells = "Text frame shows NO table cells."; var textFrame = app.selectio...

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Actually the contents of the middle link frame *is* empty.

The 2nd table did not fit in the middle frame so has jumped to frame 3.

The 3rd table is overset completely.

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How can detect middle link frame : can display and can't display data of table?

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If textframe.tables.length == 0?

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middle link frame : can display and can't display :

Both 2 cases:  textframe.tables.length = 0

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No. That's not it.

Would only work for the first text frame of a story.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Hi daitranthanhoa,

with table cells of type text you could access the first insertion point and ask for the parentTextFrames array.

If you then iterate through the cells you'll see that parentTextFrames[0] of the first insertionPoint will never be that empty text frame. In ExtendScript code:

 

Let's assume you selected a text frame.

 

( function()
{

var doesContainCells = "Text frame shows table cells.";
var doesNotContainCells = "Text frame shows NO table cells.";

var textFrame = app.selection[0];
var story = textFrame.parentStory;

var tablesOfStory = story.tables;

if( tablesOfStory.length == 0 )
{
	alert( doesNotContainCells );
	return
};

var allCellsOfAllTables = story.tables.everyItem().cells.everyItem().getElements();
var allCellsOfAllTablesLength = allCellsOfAllTables.length;

for( var n=0; n<allCellsOfAllTablesLength; n++ )
{
	try
	{
		if( allCellsOfAllTables[n].insertionPoints[0].parentTextFrames[0] == textFrame )
		{
			alert( doesContainCells );
			return
		};
	}catch(e){};
};

alert( doesNotContainCells );

}() )

 

A warning!

[1] It will not work with graphic cells.

[2] It will not work with text cells of fixed height that have no contents and are "overset" means, the first insertion point is not visible.

[3] Perhaps other cases. Do your own tests and error logging!

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

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