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Is it possible to automatically zip a InDesign package?

Explorer ,
Feb 08, 2019 Feb 08, 2019

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I'm wondering if there's a way within InDesign desktop or if there's a InDesign desktop scripting function to automatically zip a InDesign package.

I'm familiar with the process to create an InDesign package within InDesign desktop (File->Package, create instructions.txt, copy fonts, copy linked graphics, etc.), but it just places the resultant files in a folder. I've only tried InDesign desktop 2017 (12.1.0.56), so I wanted to ask if any version of InDesign desktop can automatically zip the package folder.

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Guide , Feb 08, 2019 Feb 08, 2019

Use app.packageUCF(sourceFolder, destZipFile)

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Use app.packageUCF(sourceFolder, destZipFile)

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Jun 13, 2024 Jun 13, 2024

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Good afternoon.
Can you please describe in a little more detail how to do this?

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Jun 13, 2024 Jun 13, 2024

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This is an api call you can use in your jsx. For example if you have a folder with path

/Users/user/abc

You can use the following code to zip it

app.packageUCF("/Users/user/abc", "/Users/user/out.zip")

-Manan

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Jun 13, 2024 Jun 13, 2024

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Maybe you can help me. I have a script that saves the IDML, INX and font folder to a separate folder when exporting, as well as the crooked PDF file separately. How can I make the target folder (test folder) immediately be saved as an archive?

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Jun 13, 2024 Jun 13, 2024

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*INDD, not INX, of course

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As I mentioned add the code to your script giving it the path to the test folder and the path to the zip

If you still face issues please open a new discussion as this is a very old thread so better to start afresh

-Manan

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We don't have anything that does this automatically, so you can fire the export from scripting using the

doc.packageForPrint

and then as mentioned by Marc use the packageUCF api to zip the folder in which you created the package

-Manan

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Feb 09, 2019 Feb 09, 2019

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Hi joshuas64972510 ,

also see into this if you are using method packageForPrint():

Re: packageForPrint --- problem when packaging all open documents - ADOBE please read

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Uwe

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