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How to execute a menu command

Community Beginner ,
Aug 23, 2018 Aug 23, 2018

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How do I execute a menu command in InDesign? I do it like this in Illustrator.

app.executeMenuCommand("showAll");

I want to execute the "Object > Hide" and "Object > Show all on Spread".

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Community Expert , Aug 23, 2018 Aug 23, 2018

You can use the following code snippet to invoke the menu

var showMenuItem = app.menus.itemByName("$ID/Main").submenus.itemByName("$ID/Object").menuItems.itemByName("$ID/Show All on Spread");

if(showMenuItem.enabled)

    showMenuItem.associatedMenuAction.invoke();

var hideMenuItem = app.menus.itemByName("$ID/Main").submenus.itemByName("$ID/Object").menuItems.itemByName("$ID/Hide");

if(hideMenuItem.enabled)

   hideMenuItem.associatedMenuAction.invoke();

-Manan

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You can use the following code snippet to invoke the menu

var showMenuItem = app.menus.itemByName("$ID/Main").submenus.itemByName("$ID/Object").menuItems.itemByName("$ID/Show All on Spread");

if(showMenuItem.enabled)

    showMenuItem.associatedMenuAction.invoke();

var hideMenuItem = app.menus.itemByName("$ID/Main").submenus.itemByName("$ID/Object").menuItems.itemByName("$ID/Hide");

if(hideMenuItem.enabled)

   hideMenuItem.associatedMenuAction.invoke();

-Manan

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