Zanellis MultiPageImporter problem

Community Beginner ,
Sep 06, 2022 Sep 06, 2022

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Good morning

I am running Indesign 17.4 on a Mac 10.15.7 and I am having problems with MultiPageImporter 2.6.4 which seems to me the most recent version. The script refuses to import anything and I get error windows – see attached. The script seems to work occasionally but more often it doesn't. I have been using the script for years and when working it is a great help.

Does anyone know this problem? The values are as simple as it gets.Screenshot 2022-09-06 at 09.02.39.png
Best regards

Eyjolfur

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Sep 06, 2022 Sep 06, 2022

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First, I have no idea what is causing the error, but what happens if  1) you change the crop option to Media (which should be defined for all files) or 2) you try the same placing with a prvious version of the script?

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Sep 06, 2022 Sep 06, 2022

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And yet another thing you could try:

Change the minimum width and height of the pasteboard size of the document you target with the script to very large values. Do that in InDesign preferences when the document is open.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Sep 06, 2022 Sep 06, 2022

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@Eyjolfur5FF7 ,

how exactly did you start the script?

Is it positioned in the User folder of the Scripts panel?

Did you execute it from there?

 

FWIW: Do not try to execute it with a double-click on the script file in your file system!

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Sep 06, 2022 Sep 06, 2022

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Are the placed PDFs too big for the pasteboard? 

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Sep 06, 2022 Sep 06, 2022

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No, they are just a couple of mm larger. In the meantime I managed to place different files in the same size files into a different document and then discovered that the indd file itself wouldn’t accept placing pdf. I got around this but it’s still a problem. I have no idea why this is happening. Does anyone?

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Sep 06, 2022 Sep 06, 2022

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Sounds like a corruptr file, maybe.

Try exporting it to .idml, then open and save that as a new .indd.

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Sep 16, 2022 Sep 16, 2022

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Yes, the file was somewhat corrupt. IDML didn't make it so I created a new file and then it worked.

 

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Sep 06, 2022 Sep 06, 2022

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@Eyjolfur5FF7 said: "…and then discovered that the indd file itself wouldn’t accept placing pdf."

 

Can you open said PDFs without any problems in Acrobat Pro DC?

Where are the PDF files stored? At cloud storage of any kind? External harddisk? …

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

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pdf files are in good shape and stored locally on my desktop.
There is something wrong with the indd file I am trying to import to. IDML doesn’t even help
If I create a new file from scratch things go OK.
Now we know this.
Thanks for now
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