Insert a lot of pictures in InDesign

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Hi

I have a question 🙂

Is it possible to create a script / action in InDesign as in Photoshop?

 

I created a page in InDesign. I have to generate this page for 500 pages / copies where ONLY change is an AI logo file.

Is there an easy way to change the file 500 times, or is the only way the hard way?

 

BR Brian

 

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 10, 2020 Nov 10, 2020
Sure, it's possible via scripting, but it's not exactly trivial. If all the logos were in a given folder, you'd use the Folder.getFiles() method to get them, then you'd need to find the rectangle to place and fit them in (easiest would be to name the rectangle or put it on its own layer). Feel free to PM if you'd like some help for a nominal fee. 

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Engaged , Nov 10, 2020 Nov 10, 2020
Maybe data merge is something worth looking into.You could create a csv-list of the filepaths of your AI files (assuming they are all in the same folder) via e.g Terminal (on mac) or Powershell (on windows) and then create a data merge.Data merge: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/user-guide.html/indesign/using/data-merge.ug.html

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Sure, it's possible via scripting, but it's not exactly trivial. If all the logos were in a given folder, you'd use the Folder.getFiles() method to get them, then you'd need to find the rectangle to place and fit them in (easiest would be to name the rectangle or put it on its own layer). Feel free to PM if you'd like some help for a nominal fee. 

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Maybe data merge is something worth looking into.

You could create a csv-list of the filepaths of your AI files (assuming they are all in the same folder) via e.g Terminal (on mac) or Powershell (on windows) and then create a data merge.

Data merge: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/user-guide.html/indesign/using/data-merge.ug.html

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