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Is there a script or app that will gather InDesign page sizes without opening the file? We have several hundred InDesign files. We need to gather the page sizes of each file. We would like to do this quickly without taking the time to open every single file and make note of the width and height.

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Hi kkowalski69,

I would suggest a different workflow:

 

Use a script that:

[1] Opens an InDesign document.

[2] Reads out the page sizes of every master page and every document page.

( Every page could have a different size! )

[3] Saves the results to a log file.

[4] Closes the InDesign document without saving.

 

Use a script like Peter Kahrel's Batch Process to run the script from above on all InDesign documents of a given folder.

Note: Batch Process can also detect InDesign documents in a nested folder structure. That's an option.

https://creativepro.com/files/kahrel/indesign/batch_convert.html

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

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Get Page Dimensions of Multiple Files without Opening

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Is there a script or app that will gather InDesign page sizes without opening the file? We have several hundred InDesign files. We need to gather the page sizes of each file. We would like to do this quickly without taking the time to open every single file and make note of the width and height.

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi kkowalski69,

I would suggest a different workflow:

 

Use a script that:

[1] Opens an InDesign document.

[2] Reads out the page sizes of every master page and every document page.

( Every page could have a different size! )

[3] Saves the results to a log file.

[4] Closes the InDesign document without saving.

 

Use a script like Peter Kahrel's Batch Process to run the script from above on all InDesign documents of a given folder.

Note: Batch Process can also detect InDesign documents in a nested folder structure. That's an option.

https://creativepro.com/files/kahrel/indesign/batch_convert.html

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

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Hi kkowalski69,

I would suggest a different workflow:

 

Use a script that:

[1] Opens an InDesign document.

[2] Reads out the page sizes of every master page and every document page.

( Every page could have a different size! )

[3] Saves the results to a log file.

[4] Closes the InDesign document without saving.

 

Use a script like Peter Kahrel's Batch Process to run the script from above on all InDesign documents of a given folder.

Note: Batch Process can also detect InDesign documents in a nested folder structure. That's an option.

https://creativepro.com/files/kahrel/indesign/batch_convert.html

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

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