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script no longer works in indesign 2023

Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13, 2023

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Hi all,

this is an essential script (from abracadabraPDF.net) which i'm using for years, until now.....

after the indesign update 2023 the script doesn't do anything anymore :-((

Would be great if someone could debug this:

 

myDoc = app.activeDocument;
 
if( myDoc.selection.length == 0 ){err("PDFoptions editor - offert par abracadabraPDF.net\r\r\rThere's no selection!\r\rIl n'y a pas de s\u00E9lection active !");}
 
if( myDoc.selection[0].constructor.name != "PDF" ){
//Teste si selection existante
try {
if (myDoc.selection[0].contentType == ContentType.graphicType){
//Teste si contenu est PDF ou non
try {
if (myDoc.selection[0].allGraphics[0].constructor.name == "PDF"){
placePDF(myDoc.selection[0].allGraphics[0]);
} else {
err("PDFoptions editor - offert par abracadabraPDF.net\r\r\rNo PDF content embedded.\r\rIl n'y a pas de PDF incorpor\u00E9.");
}
} catch (e){
err("PDFoptions editor - offert par abracadabraPDF.net\r\r\rNo PDF content embedded.\r\rIl n'y a pas de PDF incorpor\u00E9.");
}
} else {
err("PDFoptions editor - offert par abracadabraPDF.net\r\r\rSelect an imported PDF content.\r\rS\u00E9lectionnez un objet contenant un PDF import\u00E9.");
}
} catch (e){
err("PDFoptions editor - offert par abracadabraPDF.net\r\r\rSelect an imported PDF content.\r\rS\u00E9lectionnez un objet contenant un PDF import\u00E9.");
}
 
 
} else {
placePDF(myDoc.selection[0]);
}
 
exit();
 
 
function placePDF(n){
try {
 
//versions ulterieuresà CS4
myDoc.selection[0].place(n.itemLink.filePath,1, undefined);
 
} catch (e){
//err("Unknown error!");
}
}
 
 
 
function err(e){
alert(e);
exit();
}

 

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Community Expert ,
Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13, 2023

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I always put any script in a sub-folder named, for example, "Version 17.0 Scripts" (for 2022) or whatever version number relates to the year and version your script was first produced. Sometimes it works!

Mike Witherell

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13, 2023

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thanks Mike,

the script is in the directory preferences/Adobe InDesign/version 18.0/nl_NL/Scripts/Scripts Panel

changing the directory has no effect unfortunately....

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Community Expert ,
Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13, 2023

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Is it to show the place options for a PDF that’s already placed? Maybe try this:

 

 

displayOptions()

/**
* Shows a selected PDF’s place options 
* @ return value 
* 
*/
function displayOptions(){
    var sel = app.activeDocument.selection;
    if( sel.length == 0 ){
        alert("There's no selection");
        return
    }
    
    if( sel[0].constructor.name != "PDF" && sel[0].allPageItems.length > 0){
        var pi = sel[0].allPageItems
        var i = pi.length; 
        while (i--) if (pi[i].itemLink.isValid && pi[i].constructor.name == "PDF") {pi[i].parent.place(pi[i].itemLink.filePath, true)}  
    }else{
        sel[0].parent.place(sel[0].itemLink.filePath,true);
    }
}

 

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Engaged ,
Jan 14, 2023 Jan 14, 2023

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Dear Ton_T

 

I tried with InDesign 18.1 win, but there seemed to be no problem.
What about upgrading to 18.1?

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Engaged ,
Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13, 2023

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Assuming that you're not seeing an error message, try uncommenting this line:

 

//err("Unknown error!")
 
 and make it say:
 
err (e + e.line);
 
 It won't fix anything but at least you'll know what the errror is and where it occurs. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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thanks, 

"can't find the linked source"

seems approx the same error as below 

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Community Expert ,
Jan 13, 2023 Jan 13, 2023

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the script doesn't do anything anymore

 

Hi @Ton_T , What is it supposed to do? Seems like all it’s doing is relinking the selection when it is a PDF

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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Hi Rob,

yes it should relink and give you the choice of new/different pdf place options

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Community Expert ,
Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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Did you try the code I posted?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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Hi Rob, yes I tried, seems to be the same error: can't find the link to the server (even though the link in InDesign is okay)

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People's Champ ,
Jan 14, 2023 Jan 14, 2023

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You should contact the author so he may possibley fix it if needed.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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Hi Loic,

done that, he has done all he could do for me.....

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Guide ,
Jan 16, 2023 Jan 16, 2023

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Hi @Ton_T 

 

The script is a bit old but should work in general. Maybe nested try..catch cause problems in some versions (?)

 

Here is a quick rework, just in case:

 

https://gist.github.com/indiscripts/4fa2401237cefba65e6dc53336d6d8e7

 

Best,

Marc

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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Hi Marc,

thanks, this one almost does it, only issue now is:

the link is a pdf on a different mac/server, now the script says pdf is missing....

if the link is placed on the desktop, the script seems to work fine

any solutions ?

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Jan 17, 2023 Jan 17, 2023

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@Ton_T 

 

Maybe you can just comment line 25:

// if( !(ff && File(ff).exists) ) throw "PDF File is missing. You probably should relink.";

 

Not sure how remote files should be tested. Is the place() method robust enough to address this case? I don't know.

 

Best,

Marc

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

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Hi Marc,

thanks for your help, i'm sure now, it is definitely the connection to the NAS server.

If links are placed on the desktop, all versions of the script work fine.

Any idea how to let the script find the link location ? maybe giving it a bit more time somehow ?

What do you mean with the place() method ? 

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Community Expert ,
Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

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Hi @Ton_T ,  Not sure if this is the same, but I can replicate the error if I try to get the file path for a cloud library asset. Here I’ve placed an Illustrator object from my CC Libraries, that was added to the Library from Illustrator. For AI and PSD library cloud assets there is a sync’d local version, but it’s not the path listed in the Links panel:

 

Screen Shot 22.png

 

If I dig into my user Library the actual local path to the sync’d cloud asset is:

 

user ▸ ⁨Library⁩ ▸ ⁨Application Support⁩ ▸ ⁨Adobe⁩ ▸ ⁨Creative Cloud Libraries⁩ ▸ ⁨LIBS⁩ ▸ ⁨3C23718C4707F77D992016B7_AdobeID⁩ ▸ ⁨creative_cloud⁩ ▸ ⁨dcx⁩ ▸ ⁨ee378265-cd6f-4b65-aab6-e1a4e4406f47⁩ ▸ ⁨components⁩ ▸ ⁨8d0f5b6e-a36c-47a6-b9c0-d38a75b89e6a.ai

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