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Identify paragraph style override

Community Beginner ,
Feb 12, 2024 Feb 12, 2024

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Hi is there any way to identify that paragraph style is an override or not using indesign sdk?

Thanks in advance.

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Contributor , Feb 12, 2024 Feb 12, 2024

Hi @Jethika27555372y6gg ,

 

Using InDesign SDK, You can use the following code snippet to check whether para style is overridden for the underlying text or not -

 

InterfacePtr<IAttributeStrand> iParaAttributeStrand(((IAttributeStrand*)iTextModel->QueryStrand(kParaAttrStrandBoss, IAttributeStrand::kDefaultIID)));

 

DataWrapper<AttributeBossList> paraStyleAttrListOverrides = iParaAttributeStrand->GetLocalOverrides(startIndex, &paraStyleOverrideLength, &outStartIndex);

 

if(paraStyleAttrListOverri

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Contributor , Feb 14, 2024 Feb 14, 2024

You need to know the boss class of the attribute that you want to fetch. For that you need to search InDesign SDK or use InDesign debug build.

 

Also, internal attribute boss names might differ what is shown in the UI. It won't be exactly the same.

 

Refer the below code -

 

InterfacePtr<ITextAttrBreakBeforeMode> iTextAttrBreakBeforeMode((ITextAttrBreakBeforeMode*)paraStyleAttrListOverrides->QueryByClassID(kTextAttrGotoNextXBoss, IID_ITEXTATTRBREAKBEFOREMODE));

if(!iTextAttrBreakBeforeMode)

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Feb 12, 2024 Feb 12, 2024

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You can identify type which has an override of a paragraph style by using the Style Override Highlighter icon at the upper right of the Paragraph Styles panel:

 

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Feb 12, 2024 Feb 12, 2024

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The following method seems to work with a textStyleRange (but I'm having trouble getting it to work consistently for a paragraph).

textHasOverrides (charOrParaStyle:StyleType, [charStyleAsOverride:Boolean=Boolean])
  • charOrParaStyle: StyleType.CHARACTER_STYLE_TYPE or StyleType.PARAGRAPH_STYLE_TYPE

    Style type to look at.

  • charStyleAsOverride: Boolean
    Whether to consider character styles as overrides or not (Optional)

    (default: true)

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Feb 12, 2024 Feb 12, 2024

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Hi @Jethika27555372y6gg , As @danaken3 suggests you would have to check the story’s text ranges—at least with JavaScript. If you check the paragraph with JS, it would only return true if the entire paragraph is overriden. So here I have 3 paragraphs with one word overridden:

 

Screen Shot 24.png

 

This loop through textStyleRanges returns false, true, false:

var dp = app.documents[0].stories.everyItem().textStyleRanges.everyItem().getElements();

for (var i = 0; i < dp.length; i++){
    $.writeln(dp[i].textHasOverrides(StyleType.PARAGRAPH_STYLE_TYPE))
    //returns false, true, false
};   

 

But this loop through paragraphs returns false, false, false because only one word in paragraph 2 is overridden

 

var dp = app.documents[0].stories.everyItem().paragraphs.everyItem().getElements();

for (var i = 0; i < dp.length; i++){
    $.writeln(dp[i].textHasOverrides(StyleType.PARAGRAPH_STYLE_TYPE))
    //returns false, false, false
};   

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Feb 13, 2024 Feb 13, 2024

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There is no "textHasOverrides" in VB6?? Will have to use DoScript().

 

Is there any way - from JS - to get what exactly is different?

 

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Hi @Jethika27555372y6gg ,

 

Using InDesign SDK, You can use the following code snippet to check whether para style is overridden for the underlying text or not -

 

InterfacePtr<IAttributeStrand> iParaAttributeStrand(((IAttributeStrand*)iTextModel->QueryStrand(kParaAttrStrandBoss, IAttributeStrand::kDefaultIID)));

 

DataWrapper<AttributeBossList> paraStyleAttrListOverrides = iParaAttributeStrand->GetLocalOverrides(startIndex, &paraStyleOverrideLength, &outStartIndex);

 

if(paraStyleAttrListOverrides->CountBosses() == 0)

CAlert::InformationAlert("There are no para overrides");

else

CAlert::InformationAlert("para style is overridden")

 

To get the which parastyle is overridden you can use iParaAttributeStrand->GetStyleUID()

 

 

- Rahul Rastogi

InDesign SDK C++ Custom Plugin Architect

 

 

 

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Feb 13, 2024 Feb 13, 2024

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Thank you @Rahul_Rastogi this method works. 

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Feb 13, 2024 Feb 13, 2024

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Hi @Rahul_Rastogi  there is one antoher question lets say i override a paragraph using keep option ->In Next Column 

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is there any way to get this next column attribute as a string variable 

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You need to know the boss class of the attribute that you want to fetch. For that you need to search InDesign SDK or use InDesign debug build.

 

Also, internal attribute boss names might differ what is shown in the UI. It won't be exactly the same.

 

Refer the below code -

 

InterfacePtr<ITextAttrBreakBeforeMode> iTextAttrBreakBeforeMode((ITextAttrBreakBeforeMode*)paraStyleAttrListOverrides->QueryByClassID(kTextAttrGotoNextXBoss, IID_ITEXTATTRBREAKBEFOREMODE));

if(!iTextAttrBreakBeforeMode)

break;

 

if(iTextAttrBreakBeforeMode->Get() == Text::kAtColumn)

CAlert::InformationAlert("At next column");

 

// As per InDesign SDK for possible values of break mode -

kNoForcedBreak
kStartAnywhere
kAtColumn
kAtPage
kAtFrameBox
kAtOddPage
kAtEvenPage

 

 

- Rahul Rastogi

InDesign SDK C++ Custom Plugin Architect

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