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Where to find Object Model Viewer for Indesign?

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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I understand the OMV was part to the ExtendScript Toolkit that no longer works on 64bit Win 10. 

 

I'm using VSCode with the ExtendScript plugin, but where would I find object reference? How do people code witout if if they don't know the API?? 

 

Many thanks. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021
Are you sure that the ESTK is not running on Windows 10? Don't think so. On my Windows machine there is no issue to run: ExtendScript Toolkit CC and Debugger (32 bit) 4.0.0.1 ExtendScript Toolkit CS6 and Debugger (32 bit) 3.8.0.12 Windows 10 Pro Version 2004 If you are interested in DOM documentation done by Gregor Fellenz, see: https://www.indesignjs.de/extendscriptAPI/indesign-latest/#about.html And yes, this is no substitution for the OMV. Especially if scriptable 3rd-party plug-ins are...

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021
See this: ExtendScript Toolkit CS6 connected to InDesign 2021 version 16. My German Windows 10 Pro machine. OMV and Data Browser fully functional. Regards, Uwe Laubender ( ACP )

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Hello,

 

Now using the VSCode with the ExtendScript plugin this is what I use as a reference......

Link to the InDesign API for InDesign 2021 (16.0) https://www.indesignjs.de/extendscriptAPI/indesign-latest/index.html#$.html

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Mike

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Are you sure that the ESTK is not running on Windows 10?

 

Don't think so. On my Windows machine there is no issue to run:

ExtendScript Toolkit CC and Debugger (32 bit) 4.0.0.1

ExtendScript Toolkit CS6 and Debugger (32 bit) 3.8.0.12

 

Windows 10 Pro

Version 2004

 

If you are interested in DOM documentation done by Gregor Fellenz, see:

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

And yes, this is no substitution for the OMV.

Especially if scriptable 3rd-party plug-ins are installed.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Engaged ,
Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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@Laubender  I see listed in your reply ESTK CC version 4. I have 3.5. Where can I download version 4? Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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See this:

OMV-16.1-ESTK-CS6.png

ExtendScript Toolkit CS6 connected to InDesign 2021 version 16.

My German Windows 10 Pro machine.

OMV and Data Browser fully functional.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

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May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021

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Hello!

Maybe you know, why there is no QR code in the DOM? And is it possible to edit generated QR codes with script?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021

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Hi Rotkeps,

your question should be done in a separate thread.

To answer your question in short:

 

The DOM  provides methods for creating QRCodes, literally on nearly every page item :

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

 

createEmailQRCode()
createHyperlinkQRCode()
createPlainTextQRCode()
createTextMsgQRCode()

 

So, how about reading out an added QRCode?

Well, the harsh truth is: You cannot do that from DOM directly.

 

A workaround:

Export the QRCode object, which is an EPS, to IDMS and exploit the information you find there.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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William said: "I see listed in your reply ESTK CC version 4. I have 3.5. Where can I download version 4?"

 

Well, I'd try it at:

https://prodesigntools.com/adobe-cc-direct-download-links.html

 

And yes, the installer is still available, just tried to get it:

 

ESTK-4-Download-ProDesignTools.PNG

 

But before trying the download read through the "Note: Very Important Instructions" section on that page.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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@Laubender  Yes that worked. Thanks!

William Campbell
Mars Premedia

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