new XMP meta Data Field in InDesign through Javascript

Explorer ,
Dec 07, 2021 Dec 07, 2021

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Hi,

I would like to add a new XMP metadata field in indesign (see below snapshot).

Screenshot 2021-12-07 at 8.12.50 PM.png).

 

Can you please guide me how to create this field via JavaScript.

 

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Dec 30, 2021 Dec 30, 2021

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Dec 30, 2021 Dec 30, 2021

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Hi @Asuvath ,

 

Here is the sample code, you need to update values.

var myDoc = app.documents[0];
myDoc.metadataPreferences.properties = {
    author: "",
    copyrightInfoURL: "",
    copyrightNotice: "",
    copyrightStatus: "",
    description: "",
    documentTitle: "",
    jobName: "",
    keywords: ["", "",]

};

 

-Sumit

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Explorer ,
Jun 08, 2022 Jun 08, 2022

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Hi Sumit,

Thanks for the response. Sorry for the late replies. Actually my request is to create the new field under meta data. 
Your code will be update the information in default meta data fields (Autor, title, etc.).
Is there any possible way to create the new meta data field?

Thanks
Asuvath

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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Not sure if this helps, but you can also get metadata, so you could display a Raw property in a dialog like this:

 

var md = app.activeDocument.metadataPreferences;
var ns = "http://ns.adobe.com/xap/1.0/"
var p = "Name"
alert("This Document’s " + p +" property is set to: " + md.getProperty(ns, p))

 

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Jun 08, 2022 Jun 08, 2022

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Hi @Asuvath , You can customize the Raw Data to include property value pairs:

 

 

var md = app.activeDocument.metadataPreferences;
var ns = "http://ns.adobe.com/xap/1.0/";
md.setProperty(ns, "Name", "John Doe")

 

 

 

Screen Shot 45.png

 

 

Here’s an example that loops thru an object:

 

 

var md = app.activeDocument.metadataPreferences;
var ns = "http://ns.adobe.com/xap/1.0/";
var p, v;

//a json object
var o = {"Name":"John Doe","id":"1234","Address":"Main Street"}
var props = o.reflect.properties;

for (var i = 0; i < props.length-4; i++){
    p = props[i].name
    v = o[props[i]]
    md.setProperty(ns, p, v)
};   

 

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Explorer ,
Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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Hi @rob day ,
Thanks for the response. Is there any way to create the new label under "Raw Data" with some text field as shown in my screenshot?

Screenshot 2022-06-09 at 9.29.53 PM.png


So the user may know visibly even if there are do not know about the XMP coding.

Thanks

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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I don‘t think there is a way to alter the File Info UI via Javascript. You must be running a third party extension to get the Relay item?

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Jun 16, 2022 Jun 16, 2022

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I think you need to create your own custom UI and then link your own created UI to indesign default UI.

SampleSample

 

-Sumit

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