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How to export a list of links from indesign cc 2020

Community Beginner ,
Mar 17, 2020

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Does anyone know how I can save out/export a text file list of all the links in my inDesign file please?

Cheers.

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How to export a list of links from indesign cc 2020

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Mar 17, 2020

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Does anyone know how I can save out/export a text file list of all the links in my inDesign file please?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 17, 2020

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Choose File>Package, click Report, then Cancel. The saved text file will list links and link info.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 17, 2020

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Good stuff.

Thank you Rob.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 17, 2020

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Select the links in the links panel and the in the flyout menu(accessed by clicking the 3 horizontal lines on the top right of panel), select Copy Info and then Copy Info for selected links. Then you can paste the info in a text file

 

-Manan

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 17, 2020

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Nice one!

Both ways work – both have pros and cons.

But this is great help.

 

Thank you.

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Engaged ,
Mar 18, 2020

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Hello,

Try the .jsx version for your needs.

 

doc = app.activeDocument;
myDocFolder = app.activeDocument.filePath;
var fileName = doc.name.replace(/.indd/, "");
var linkNames = fileName + '_Links-list.txt';

var file = new File(myDocFolder.fsName + "/" + linkNames);

var myLinkName = new Array();
myLinks = app.activeDocument.links;
for(var i=0; i < myLinks.length; i++){
myLinkName.push(myLinks[i].name);
}

var mylist = myLinkName;
var myNewlist = (String(mylist).replace(/,/g, '\r'));

file.encoding = 'UTF-8';
file.open('w');
file.write(myNewlist);
file.close();
alert('Done creating links list!');

Regards,

Mike

 

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Community Beginner ,
May 19, 2020

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Hello, could you please make modification of yours script so it would use one report log file for multiple documents.

For example log can be placed at fixed location as root of C (C:\links_log.txt)

Script should make one line name of the file and than list of links followed by separation of few dashes.

 

Is this very complicated to be done?

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Engaged ,
Mar 17, 2020

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Hello,

If you're on a Mac check out the link below....

 

https://indesignsecrets.com/create-a-list-of-linked-files.php

 

Regards,

Mike

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 18, 2020

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Thank you Mike.

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