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Is there a function for converting units in Extendscript?

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Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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Is there a function I call call to convert between units in Extendscript? If not, what are the conversion factors Indesign uses to convert between units?

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Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

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Hi Uwe, thanks for the mention 😉

 

FYI, additional details and code tricks on UnitValue are exposed in IdExtenso's $$.Unit module:

https://github.com/indiscripts/IdExtenso/blob/master/etc/%24%24.Unit.jsxlib

 

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Marc

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Hi Ben, if by units you mean ruler units, you can also set the measurement units used by the script via app.scriptPreferences. I used this in response to your other post about setting a line’s length—without setting the scriptPreference,  the length of the line you add would change depending on the user’s ruler settings

 

 

 

 

app.scriptPreferences.measurementUnit = MeasurementUnits.POINTS;

 

 

 

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/how-to-call-for-graphic-line-length-using-extend...

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