No not getting the layer names.
It's a bit of a jungle for sure. A bit of sorting out to do. But you get all the layers, needs a lot of rearranging.
Do the layers come into Illustrator with the right names? I can't remember not at that computer now.
The answer is they don't.
Pity the layers between apps aren't transferable?
There is the option for Illustrator PDF - make editable with Illustrator.
Surely that could be added to InDesign somehow.. I'm not programmer so I'm probably wrong: but would be nice to have Save as PDF with Illustrator Editing capabilities...???
Probably not doable.
Having trouble opening this link, is it possible to repost again?
It seems to be the cure for everyones troubles thus far, I really hope it can help us out too.
Thanks so much for your help!
The address in post #77 is the most recent version and is working:
I would just like to add my thanks and appreciation! This script, had I known about it 3 years ago would have saved
hours of pixel point comparison pain with my programmer - thanks for your scripting prowess & if you have any other
time saving scripts up your sleeve I would love to hear of them - where are you based ? best wishes / T. Moore - Art director ~ nthcreative
I've had a lot of requests for text editing capabilities, so I took some time today to write a version of the script that places the ID layer PDFs into Photoshop rather than opening and copying them. Placing makes the layers Smart Objects so you have the option to double-click a PS layer and edit it in Illustrator. Also added a Smart Object checkbox–unchecking it rasterizes all of the layers.
With this version you no longer have to close all PS docs before running the script.
I've been trying to use the latest script you posted with cs6 but it keeps coming back with this error. I also tried to run it with CS5 but obviously it didn't work.
I am on OSX 10.6.8 could that be the problem?
Would be so grateful if you could help, I have loads of pages that I have done and need to do and I really don't want to have to create them in photoshop ( I need to get them to the programmer in psd-layers)
This is the error
It's not your OS–I'm testing on 10.6.8 and it's running ok in the latest updates of CS6. Are you patched to the latest Photoshop 13.1.1?
Maybe. Helena could you post the complete error message, the bottom half is cropped off in your screen capture?
Did you download the zip file and install the compiled script, or did you copy it from somewhere?
Magic! It works, I had selected a folder inside Documents instead of on the Desktop, like to keep my desktop neat and didn't know it was of significant importance to put the files on the desktop.
What a silly mistake.
Your answered helped though! Thank you for your great support!
I am sorry, but how do I get this to work? I am new at working with scripts. I downloaded the script and placed it in the scripts folder under the correct folder in InDesign as per the directions. After I open the file in InDesign, then what do I do?
It's an AppleScript so you have to be using OSX. From InDesign open you Scripts panel (Windows>Utilities>Scripts in CS6). If the script is installed correctly it will be listed in the panel. Open the doc you want to export and double-click the script. You'll be asked to choose a folder to holder the layers, I usually have one on the desktop.
Forgive me, but what panel? I am running OSX and CS5.5. I followed the directions exactly and when I open the file in InDesign am I supposed to see this somewhere? I typically have been exporting the file and then opening in Illustrator exporting to PSD with layers...and I just looking for a quicker way to do this...
...there's just one more little favor to ask you guys with my case.The text layers came rasterized and I actually need them to be recognized as text layers since I would need to key off the info in them...
About a year ago I wrote a script that creates from the active document in InDesign a layered psd-file keeping text alive and editable (as text layers) and partially keeping its formatting: width, height and position of the text block, font, size, color, justification. Though the script was almost ready (only the part of the code that interacts with the dialog box left to finish), the client changed his mind and I stopped working on it.
I wonder: are there any people interested in completing the script? It was written according specific requirements so it won’t work for everybody as it is, but it’s possible to make a more “general” version.
In the latest version of my AppleScript the PS layers can be smart objects so text can be edited via Illustrator.
I thought about live text but quickly gave up—besides the formatting differences there would be cases like wrapped text, text on a path, text in a shape, etc. that seem overwhelming if not impossible to script.
Thanks so much for this Rob, it's a work of genius! I'll be using this all the time now.
I'm fundamentally a print designer and also do lots of brand identity work. InDesign is always my tool of choice - fast, accurate, intuitive, I love it. Increasingly I get clients asking me to design website which are then built by others. The developers usually want a layered photoshop file (thet can just lift things out as they need them) and that usually means laboriously copying and pasting stuff layer by layer from InDesign to Photoshop. Now I won't have to. I think Adobe need to build this functionality into InDesign, it's a perfect crossover function.
Wow, this worked like a magic! Thanks a million! I love doing webdesign in InDesign because I can create multiple versions very quickly. But the coder get's it only fromPSDs. You made my life much easier
Thank you ROB!
I just want to say that I'm totally new to Applescripts - this was first try at it. Your instructions in the read me file were super easy to follow, I ran the script and it worked.
This was SO helpful. I don't know how you did it, but your work is totally appreciated!!