Automated placement of objects

New Here ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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Hi All,

I am VERY new to ID and have created a document template that has to have variable placement of pdf objects.  Is it possible to create a csv that has the X/Y coordinates of where each object should be placed along with the directory location of the object to automatically place each in the correct location on the blank "template".  This is a very repetitive task and no 2 documents are the same in terms of placement of the objects.

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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InDesign does not have native features that will do what you describe.

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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It is possible via scripting but the learning curve is steep. 

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Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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As to your inquiry: Yes, you can set up an Excel spreadsheet and
export as cvs.
A script can read the cvs file and using the information place the
files. I have done several scripts for others that use this workflow.
Shirley W. Hopkins,
shopkins@xmission.com

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