looking for a script to change numbers to hyperlinked pagenumbers

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Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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dear community,

 

i'm looking for a script in indesign. in my case, i have a table of contents which isn't made from indesigns table function. so i got like 400 numbers in a column, which have to be hyperlinked to each page.

i'm looking for a script, which takes all of this numbers and converts each of them to a hyperlink, which goes to the page. the numbers are already the pagenumbers. 

i didn't find anything that could help… maybe some kind human-being could help with that?

 

best regards,

sarah

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Maybe "Livetoc" script may help you
You can try a demo version free

 

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Feb 11, 2021 Feb 11, 2021

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I don't see this function there + we can't pay money, but thank you!

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just a bump 🙂

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Hi Sarah, 

Not a trivial solution that can be solved with free help on a forum. First you need to identify which numbers to grab, handle if a page number is used at different places in the document (which it can due to sections), etc. Did you download the Live TOC demo and try? There is a hyperlink function. $49 USD seems like a steal for the amount of time that would be saved having to do this manually. That'd probably be the bottom of what a developer would charge to develop this customly. 

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Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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That's true! I tried the demo but it sadly doesn't work for my need or I don't understand how! But I don't need something that's making a full Index because the Index already exists in a certain structure… I just need to hyperlink the numers. But in the end, I see myself doing it manually 🙂

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Lot of people are willing to give free script (Including Me). But for that mention your concern in datails providing screenshots & description.

 

Sunil

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Dear Sunil,

I got an Index, delivered by the client. The publiacation is round about 400 pages strong. The Index is not sorted Alphabetically, like the pages in the publication is. So the table of contents from inDesign doesnt help. I'll show u a screenshot of the Index. I'm looking for a script to automate the numbers to be a hyperlinked page number.

I already got a script like this but it doesn't work:

myDoc = app.documents[0];
function tagHyperlinks(object){
app.findGrepPreferences = app.changeGrepPreferences = NothingEnum.nothing;
app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = ".+";
app.findGrepPreferences.appliedParagraphStyle = app.activeDocument.paragraphStyles.item("toclink");
for(i = 0; i < object.length; i++){

theText = object[i].findGrep();

for(ta = 0; ta < theText.length; ta++){
try{
page = GetPage(theText[ta].contents).page;
myHyperlinkURL = myDoc.hyperlinkPageDestinations.add(page);
myHyperlinkSource = myDoc.hyperlinkTextSources.add(theText[ta]);
myHyperlink = myDoc.hyperlinks.add(myHyperlinkSource, myHyperlinkURL);
myHyperlink.visible = false;
myHyperlink.name = 'zu Seite ' + theText[ta].contents;
}
catch(myError){}
}
}
}

function GetPage(pageNum) {
var obj = null;
for (var i = 0; i < app.documents.length; i++) {
if (app.documents[i].pages.itemByName(pageNum).isValid) {
obj = {page: app.documents[i].pages.itemByName(pageNum), docDest: app.documents[i]};
break;
}
}
return obj;
}

tagHyperlinks(app.documents[0].textFrames);

 

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Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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Can you be able to share InDesign document. So that I can test it & I can be able to write it...

I don't think it will take much effort.

 

Sunil

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Dear Sunil,

I'm sorry I can't do that because of restrictions 😞 So if it's not possible for you to do it without it, it's okay. Thanks so much for caring!

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Is that built with a table. If so what column are the page numbers in? 2 or 3? Is the table a series of linked text frames? Is this a book or single INDD? Are page numbers repeated in the document due to sectioning? Can you create a sample INDD file that mimics the index without disclosing IP?

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I understand the confidentiality of your work. Instead of sharing file with original content, you can put dummy contents in it & then share it.

 

Sunil

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