Need help scripting Master Spread page count

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Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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Hi, I need help to script the number of pages in the master spread to 1 (or any other number). I keep getting files where the page count is usually 2 and I currently I manually change it to one. Is this process scriptable?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021
Hi @BarlaeDC, We could delete the pages of A-Master, I posted my comment on the other duplicate thread. https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/need-help-to-script-masterspread-page-count/m-p/12147998#M435262 -Manan

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Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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Hi,

I am not sure I understand what you are trying to achieve.

Are you trying to change the number of page in the one (or more) Masters when you start a file?

 

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I'm trying to script changing the number of pages in the Masters, from two down to one in my specific case. I get a number of files with the master spread pages number set to the wrong count and I'd like to automate setting them to the right count (as needed).

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Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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If the solution mentioned in the other thread works then we can extend it to make all the masterspreads in the document to have a single page by something like the following

for(var i = 0; i < app.documents[0].masterSpreads.length; i++)
{
	for(var j = 1; j < app.documents[0].masterSpreads[i].pages.length; )
		app.documents[0].masterSpreads[i].pages[-1].remove()
}

-Manan

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I am still not sure why scripting it if chaging the settings to single page will achieve it with 1 click. I must be missing something here.

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Hi,

 

Do you mean that you want to change A-Master to only have 1 page, rather than 2. I don't think that is doable, although you could script the creation of a new MasterSpread that only has 1 page which is just

 

app.activeDocument.masterSpreads.add(1);

 

Then just use that master, you could probably script it to update all the pages to use the new master but I haven't investigated that.

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Hi @BarlaeDC,

We could delete the pages of A-Master, I posted my comment on the other duplicate thread.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/need-help-to-script-masterspread-page-count/m-p/12147998#M43...

-Manan

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