Script Labels won't stick

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Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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Hello,

I am working on a massive overhaul of company documents from a marketing server to the DAM Bynder that will integrate with Gelato.

We need to retool our InDesign documents to their specs, which isn't hard procedurally, but one of the main requirements is that many of the items within the doucment need to have script labels BUT when I type them in to the Script Label dialogue box...they do not save, or stick, or continue to be recognized after typing them in. 

 

Why would this happen and how can I fix it?

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Bug, How to, Import and export, Performance, Scripting

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Try hitting the Enter key after you set the label text.

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I have tried different methods of trying to confirm it, Hard Returns (Enter button) included. Still no luck.

 

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Thank you for responding by the way!

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Hi,

 

I normally hit TAB, after you have the text in, this has always worked for me.

 

Malcolm

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Thank you!

I tried that too, and it's still not recognizing. I am totally open to a Zoom call with anyone.

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Are you sure you are selecting the object the right way after inputting them? If it's a text frame that you're selecting with your text tool, they won't show (need to be on the frame itself with black arrow tool). If it's a graphic frame, you need to be on the frame, not the image. If it's a cell, you need to have the entire cell selected. 

 

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I feel like I'm going crazy.

Would you open to coaching me through a zoom call? 

 

I believe I have done what you are describing.

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As far as.I remember, I select the object, key in the label in the panel, and then deselect the object. This saves the label

-Manan

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I think I'm doing that, I really do.

Would you coach me through a zoom call? I know that might be strange, but I'm at a loss, and this single hickup is holding up our team progress lol

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Can you do it via scripting? Select the page item you want to label and run this:

 

 

app.documents.item(0).selection[0].label = "MyLabel";

 

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Or if you want a dialog:

 

var d = app.dialogs.add({name:"Script Label"});
var tf = d.dialogColumns.add().textEditboxes.add({editContents:"", minWidth:180});
d.show();
var r = tf.editContents;	
d.destroy();
app.documents.item(0).selection[0].label = r;

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