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Creation of a book (indb) from a list of records

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Jul 16, 2020

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Hi everyone!

I have to create several books combining indd files.

My goal is to create an indb book starting from a file (xls, csv, xml, ....) where I write the position of single indd files (with path) in the order I want.

Is it possible? Is there already such a script?

 

Thanks a lot!

Alberto

Here I made a quick & dirty script for you. You didn't mention your OS and Indy's version. Today I'm on a Mac and InDesign 2020 so made it for Mac. But it's easy to make it work on Windows as well. Here's the function. Maybe will do this later if time permits.

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Creation of a book (indb) from a list of records

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Hi everyone!

I have to create several books combining indd files.

My goal is to create an indb book starting from a file (xls, csv, xml, ....) where I write the position of single indd files (with path) in the order I want.

Is it possible? Is there already such a script?

 

Thanks a lot!

Alberto

Here I made a quick & dirty script for you. You didn't mention your OS and Indy's version. Today I'm on a Mac and InDesign 2020 so made it for Mac. But it's easy to make it work on Windows as well. Here's the function. Maybe will do this later if time permits.

— Kas

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This script by Kasyan will create a book out of documents in a selected folder: http://kasyan.ho.ua/downloads/all/BookOfSelectedFolder.zip

 

If you want to do from an input, yes it's doable. You would use app.books.add() to make the book, and from there book.bookContents.add(file), where file is a File object created from your input readln.

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Here I made a quick & dirty script for you. You didn't mention your OS and Indy's version. Today I'm on a Mac and InDesign 2020 so made it for Mac. But it's easy to make it work on Windows as well. Here's the function. Maybe will do this later if time permits.

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Thanks a lot !!

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I hope your issue is resolved now. We'd appreciate if you can mark the appropriate answer correct.

If you used any other method, please share it here. It'll help other users having similar concern.

If you still have issues, let us know. We'll be happy to help.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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