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I have thousands of text frames threaded throughout the document of 500+ pages. Is there any way/scripts to select them all at once instead of shift+click them individually, so I can change dimensions/move the objects? Apple scripts would also work... please help!

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I tend to use a free plug-in from Rorohiko to accomplish this task - Textstitch.  A link to it is here: https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/indesign-downloads/textstitch/

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All Threaded Text Frames

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I have thousands of text frames threaded throughout the document of 500+ pages. Is there any way/scripts to select them all at once instead of shift+click them individually, so I can change dimensions/move the objects? Apple scripts would also work... please help!

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Correct answer by Colin_Flashman | Adobe Community Professional

I tend to use a free plug-in from Rorohiko to accomplish this task - Textstitch.  A link to it is here: https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/indesign-downloads/textstitch/

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You can't select objects on across spreads. If you have reference to one of the textFrames in the chain you can always move to the next textframe using the nextTextFrame property on it. For ex. the following

 

app.selection[0].nextTextFrame

 

will give the textframe in the chain and if there is none then it will null. Run the above code with a selection of textframe and test.

 

-Manan 

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I tend to use a free plug-in from Rorohiko to accomplish this task - Textstitch.  A link to it is here: https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/indesign-downloads/textstitch/

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Thank you so much! I'm just going to unthread and rethread everything!

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Hi Channers,

could you exactly tell what you like to do with the text frames?

Then one could do a suggestion how to solve this problem.

 

Would you move a text frame differently if it is on the left side of the spine?
Would you move it differently if it is on the right side of the spine?

( Things like that… Try to explain what you like to do as if you would explain it to someone who needs a step-by-step description of the process. Someone who knows nothing about your workflow and intentions. )

 

Maybe you can get away without scripting and you can use a feature like Adjust Layout.

But that depends on the version of your InDesign And how your actual layout is done.

 

At least show a spread of facing pages with a text frame selected so we can see the flow of the text.

Also visible should be the page margins, the edges of the frames and invisible characters.

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender

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