Make Color Label Script?

New Here ,
Nov 28, 2016 Nov 28, 2016

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Hi, I am trying to use a script that will add a text box underneath the swatch box in a document. I found an applescript that does this, but it also adds the LAB value and I only need the pantone value. Can anyone help with this?  Screenshot below shows what I am getting

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LEGEND ,
Nov 29, 2016 Nov 29, 2016

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Is that an image of your code?

Out of curiosity: if we make the requested changes to it (with Photoshop I presume) and upload it again, just how are you going to run it?

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Nov 29, 2016 Nov 29, 2016

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Hi it wouldn't let me upload the applescript file onto the adobe forum here, i'm not sure how to send it?

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Nov 29, 2016 Nov 29, 2016

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Copy and paste does not work?

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Nov 29, 2016 Nov 29, 2016

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Oh sorry ha!

tell application "Adobe InDesign CC 2017"

  set myDocument to active document

  --set units

  set horizontal measurement units of view preferences of myDocument to points

  set vertical measurement units of view preferences of myDocument to points

  --make a layer and style sheet for the document if it doesn't exist

  tell myDocument

  try

  make new paragraph style with properties {name:"Labels", applied font:"Lucida Grande", point size:5, left indent:0}

  set myLabelStyle to paragraph style "Labels"

  on error

  set myLabelStyle to paragraph style "Labels"

  end try

  end tell

  --get all the page items

  set myItems to selection

  --get the fill color and make a label at bottom

  repeat with x from 1 to count of myItems

  set myFill to fill color of item x of myItems

  try

  --if space of myFill is CMYK then

  my MakeLabel(myFill, item x of myItems, myLabelStyle)

  --end if

  end try

  end repeat

end tell

--make labels (the cmyk color, the object, the label style)

on MakeLabel(myColor, myRectangle, myLabelStyle)

  tell application "Adobe InDesign CC 2017"

  set cv to color value of myColor as list

  set n to "— "

  repeat with a in cv

  set a to round a rounding up

  set n to n & a & "|"

  end repeat

  --get the label text

  set x to (count of characters of n) - 1

  set n to characters 1 thru x of n

  set myLabelString to name of myColor & " " & space of myColor & " " & n

  set AppleScript's text item delimiters to "LAB"

  set myLabelString to text item 1 of myLabelString

  -- make the label box below the page item [y1, x1, y2, x2]

  set {a, b, c, d} to geometric bounds of myRectangle

  tell parent of myRectangle

  set myTextFrame to make text frame with properties {geometric bounds:{c, b, c + 25, d}, contents:myLabelString}

  tell myTextFrame

  set first baseline offset of text frame preferences to leading offset

  set applied paragraph style of text 1 to myLabelStyle

  end tell

  end tell

  end tell

end MakeLabel

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 29, 2016 Nov 29, 2016

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Hi ciaron,

the simple solution would be to remove the line with lab values after running the script with a GREP Find/Replace action.

Will that "TCX LAB" substring always be there if a LAB value is emitted? And is the end of the line after the PANTONE entry always a paragraph sign or a forced line break?

If yes, you could do something like that:

Find GREP pattern

\s^TCX LAB.+$

Replace

with nothing

And you could restrict your search to the applied paragraph style of your label.

Regards,
Uwe

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Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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Thanks for the post.  Have you had success with this on InDesign 2021?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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It should work—the script expects a selected rectangle. If you change the application tells to id "com.adobe.indesign" it should work with any version. Also, the original question was how to remove the color values from the label—this would do that:

 

 

tell application id "com.adobe.indesign"
	set myDocument to active document
	
	--set units
	set horizontal measurement units of view preferences of myDocument to points
	set vertical measurement units of view preferences of myDocument to points
	
	--make a layer and style sheet for the document if it doesn't exist
	
	tell myDocument
		try
			make new paragraph style with properties {name:"Labels", applied font:"Lucida Grande", point size:5, left indent:0}
			set myLabelStyle to paragraph style "Labels"
		on error
			set myLabelStyle to paragraph style "Labels"
		end try
	end tell
	
	--get all the page items
	set myItems to selection
	
	--get the fill color and make a label at bottom
	repeat with x from 1 to count of myItems
		set myFill to fill color of item x of myItems
		try
			my MakeLabel(myFill, item x of myItems, myLabelStyle)
		end try
	end repeat
end tell

--make labels (the cmyk color, the object, the label style)

on MakeLabel(myColor, myRectangle, myLabelStyle)
	tell application id "com.adobe.indesign"
		set cv to color value of myColor as list
		set n to "— "
		repeat with a in cv
			set a to round a rounding up
			set n to n & a & "|"
		end repeat
		
		--get the label text	
		set x to (count of characters of n) - 1
		set n to characters 1 thru x of n
		set myLabelString to name of myColor
		--set myLabelString to name of myColor & " " & space of myColor & " " & n	
		--set AppleScript's text item delimiters to "LAB"
		--set myLabelString to text item 1 of myLabelString
		
		-- make the label box below the page item [y1, x1, y2, x2]
		set {a, b, c, d} to geometric bounds of myRectangle
		
		tell parent of myRectangle
			set myTextFrame to make text frame with properties {geometric bounds:{c, b, c + 25, d}, contents:myLabelString}
			tell myTextFrame
				set first baseline offset of text frame preferences to leading offset
				set applied paragraph style of text 1 to myLabelStyle
			end tell
		end tell
	end tell
end MakeLabel

 

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