I have a setup where I am running a script to do some data merging and PDF export. Every time I run the script to export, Indesign does reveal the PDF in Finder, but I don't want it to. The checkbox "View PDF after exporting" is unchecked in all my presets. Are there any other settings that I am unaware of that might cause this?
Try setting the property exportAsSinglePages to false
Yes, that was it. Thank you! The only problem is I need them to be as single pages. Will that require them to open the folder?
I think in that case you will have to export single pages in a loop, using this feature opens up the folder even when done manually. Did you try setting userInteractionLevel to false and see if it makes any difference.
Yes, it still opens a new window. But good to know that this is a standard behaviour. I'll see if I put it in a loop as you suggest or just create a macro to close the Finder windows. Thanks!
Standard behaviour? Not on my machine...
Try setting the viewPdf option in your script (since it is a per app setting and NOT per preset)
app.pdfExportPreferences.viewPDF = false;
Hi @Jens Trost
It's not about the pdf being opened after export, but the folder where the export is made is opened when using the SingePages option. I tried on a MAC CC2020 and could not stop the finder window from opening when this option is selected, even when exporting manually. Is this not the case on your end?
Hi @Manan Joshi
yea I realized that after my post, but thought "maybe give it a try anyway" 😄
How exactly are you exporting?
I just verified it again with this one liner – no Finder window.
So no it is not the case on my end, but maybe you're doing it in a different way.
In fact I had to code an extra execute() line in my script since I specifically wanted an option in my script to show the PDF in Finder 😄
Okay I'm sorry, forget all I've said.
I totally confused exportAsSinglePages with exportReaderSpreads... so YES I do get the Finder window.
So you propably have to loop through the pages after all.