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Bulk artboard renamer in photoshop

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Mar 21, 2023 Mar 21, 2023

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So I have a platform where I click "send to photoshop" and the artboards are created automaticaly based on what clients asked for. 

 

And in order to deliver what the clients asked I am using templates created before. Naming is very important, so what I do is to drag the templates in the new document created by the platform and rename every each template from the new document just created. 

 

What I am looking is to this with a script, and I have created this code below but I get an error. 

 

// Get active document and artboards
var docRef = app.activeDocument;
var artboards = docRef.artboards;

// Check if there are multiple artboards in the document
if (artboards.length > 1) {
  // Loop through each artboard
  for (var i = 0; i < artboards.length; i++) {
    var currentArtboard = artboards[i];
    var currentArtboardWidth = currentArtboard.artboardRect[2] - currentArtboard.artboardRect[0];
    var currentArtboardHeight = currentArtboard.artboardRect[1] - currentArtboard.artboardRect[3];
    
    // Loop through each artboard again to find artboards with same size
    for (var j = i + 1; j < artboards.length; j++) {
      var nextArtboard = artboards[j];
      var nextArtboardWidth = nextArtboard.artboardRect[2] - nextArtboard.artboardRect[0];
      var nextArtboardHeight = nextArtboard.artboardRect[1] - nextArtboard.artboardRect[3];
      
      // If artboards have same size, rename them
      if (currentArtboardWidth == nextArtboardWidth && currentArtboardHeight == nextArtboardHeight) {
        var nextArtboardName = nextArtboard.name;
        nextArtboard.name = currentArtboard.name;
        currentArtboard.name = nextArtboardName;
      }
    }
  }
} else if (artboards.length === 1) {
  alert("There is only one artboard in the document.");
} else {
  alert("There are no artboards in the document.");
}


primesc eroare asta:
Error 21: undefined is not an object.
Line: 6
->  if (artboards.length > 1) {

And the error is this:

mariang89846507_0-1679408393318.png

 

What I am doing wrong? 

 

Thanks!

 

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Mar 21, 2023 Mar 21, 2023

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Hi @mariang89846507 , looks like you are trying to run the script from Photoshop—Photoshop documents don’t have an .artboards property. I think you would have to create an action descriptor in order to get at Photoshop art boards:

 

https://theiviaxx.github.io/photoshop-docs/Photoshop/Document.html

 

Also, you’ve posted in the InDesign forum, so you might want to repost in the Photoshop forum. An InDesign script can communicate with Photoshop, but you have to setup a BridgeTalk object in order to open Photoshop from InDesign. If you need help with that I can post a sample.

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Hi and thank you! 

 

I was so obsessed to get an answer to this that I did not pay enough attention to where I am posting to. 

 

Thank you for your reply. 

 

I'll make sure to repost it.

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You’ll probably get an answer in the Photoshop forum, but your artboards variable returns as undefined in Photoshop—you’ll need to reference the Photoshop API, not Illustrator’s.

 

var docRef = app.activeDocument;
var artboards = docRef.artboards;
$.writeln(artboards)
//returns undefined

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Also, it looks like you are referencing the Illustrator API, which isn’t going to work with Photoshop

 

https://www.indesignjs.de/extendscriptAPI/illustrator-latest/#Artboard.html#d1e63472

 

In Photoshop you can get a layer’s .typename, and Artboard layers (as well as layer groups) return as "LayerSet":

 

var d = app.activeDocument.layers;
var al = []
for (var i = 0; i < d.length; i++){
    if (d[i].typename == "LayerSet") {
        al.push(d[i])
    } 
}

$.writeln(al)
//returns [LayerSet Group 1],[LayerSet Artboard 2],[LayerSet Artboard 1]

 

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