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Option or anscript to remove all sticky notes from the layout

Community Beginner ,
Dec 21, 2022 Dec 21, 2022

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I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I'm using Indesign in the Woodwing environment and I'm wondering, if it's possible to remove all sticky notes with a script? Now you have to delete sticky notes manually, this feature would save some time.

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Dec 21, 2022 Dec 21, 2022

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It's definitely no built into InDesign. I think it would require a script. Let's see if anyone knows of one, or can create one quickly.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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Hi @JustisV,

This might be possible as I see Woodwing has some robust scripting solution for their products. Have a look at the following link

https://woodwing.github.io/enterprise-integration-guide/1068-index

If you know scripting you can explore the API's and experiment, else a more suitable place to post this question would be the Woodwing Community. See the support section on the link I gave above for more details

-Manan

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Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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I don't have this plugin installed - can you share sample INDD document? 

 

And also - just in case - IDML from the same file? 

 

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Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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Hi @JustisV ,

I'm not familiar with Woodwing's Sticky Notes feature described here:

https://helpcenter.woodwing.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041019032-Working-with-Sticky-Notes-in-Studio-f...

 

But if the "sticky notes" are build upon InDesign's own Note objects under the hood one should be able to remove them all with:

app.documents[0].stories.everyItem().notes.everyItem().remove();

 

Source:

https://www.indesignjs.de/extendscriptAPI/indesign-latest/#Note.html

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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Well, after looking again at the screenshots of Woodwing's Sticky Notes, I do not think that they are actually InDesign Note objects. InDesign Note objects are tied to text. Woodwing's Sticky Notes are not.

 

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Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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Hi Uwe,

It surely looks like Woodwings own implementation rather than a polished workflow kind of product on InDesign's native feature. They seem to have good support for scripting exposed for these plugins so I hope the have it for the sticky notes one as well.

-Manan

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Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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Hi Manan,

looked over Woodwing's DOM documentation for InDesign.

At first glance I cannot see support for "Sticky Notes".

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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Yeah, I had looked at it as well and I had the same observations. However, I would want the OP to spend sometime asking about it on the Woodwing community to be sure if there is way or not.

-Manan

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Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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Looks like there is no scripting support for Sticky Notes on their website - can anyone share a file for testing ? INDD and IDML ?

 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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I would send an INDD or IDML file, but the Sticky Note entries disappear from the layout file, if the layout is not connected to Woodwing.

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Community Expert ,
Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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Alright. Then with an InDesign not connected to Woodwing and the document opened and exported to IDML and opened again in the Woodwing system, wouldn't that solve your issue?

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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Here's IDML file, that was connected to Woodwing and has 4 sticky notes in it.

Screenshot below of the document:
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Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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This site doesn't seem to support idml or zip files, so here's download link: https://easyupload.io/1r2lbe

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Dec 24, 2022 Dec 24, 2022

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Looks like IDMLing is an answer to your problem 😉

 

It strips all Woodwing's notes... raw text from the IDML:

 

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<Content>Ratis eiur andit rendi accustrum et aut et, sim reris di volorep uditatem unt.</Content>
<Br />

 

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Dec 23, 2022 Dec 23, 2022

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It is not possible to remove the WoodWing sticky notes by scripting. What you could do instead is deactivate both the sticky note anchor (blue) and the note itself with the menu command View > Deactivate Sticky Notes.

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