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Update Author Title field in Indesign XMP Metadata

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Aug 03, 2021 Aug 03, 2021

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Dear All,

 

Any possibilities to update the "Author Title" filed through the Indesign JAVAScript. Please suggest.

 

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Thanks,

Elansezhian R.

 

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Guru , Aug 03, 2021 Aug 03, 2021
app.activeDocument.metadataPreferences.setProperty("http://ns.adobe.com/photoshop/1.0/", "photoshop:AuthorsPosition", "My updated author title");

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Aug 03, 2021 Aug 03, 2021

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Hi Elansezhian R.,

search the forum. I think, we already had that discussed and also seen some code.

However, the basic thing is that there is a name defined in menu File > User … which is not the case with a default version of InDesign freshly installed.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Sorry. You are looking for "Author Title" and not for "Author".

That's not provided with:

app.documents[0].metadataPreferences

unlike "Author" which is.

 

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Laubender, Thanks much for the reply and yes I am looking for the "Author Title" field to update through Indesign JAVASCRIPT.

 

Thanks,

Elansezhian R.

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Another thought:

With Adobe Bridge you should be able to insert the Author Title for all filtered InDesign documents on a volume.

 

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app.activeDocument.metadataPreferences.setProperty("http://ns.adobe.com/photoshop/1.0/", "photoshop:AuthorsPosition", "My updated author title");

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Hi Elansezhian R.

did you test Kasyan's code?

 

For me with InDesign on Windows 10 it works perfectly.

So I marked Kasyan's answer as the "Correct" one.

 

Also see into this article:

 

Storing custom data into InDesign file via XMP
Marijan Tompa (tomaxxi), September 7, 2010

https://indisnip.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/storing-custom-data-into-indesign-file-xmp/

 

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Uwe Laubender

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