My team is an in-house creative team on a MAC environment. We do our own preflighting. From time to time vendors send us backward images. Some slip through the cracks before placing them in InDesign and we have to manually inspect each image before sending to a print vendor. Is there a script or an InDesign function that checks for this?
This sets the flip of every link and its frame to none. Note that the flip is relative to the Transform Panel's Reference Point
tell application "Adobe InDesign CS5.5"
tell active document
set IDLinks to links
repeat with myCounter from 1 to count IDLinks
set absolute flip of parent of item myCounter of IDLinks to none
set absolute flip of parent of parent of item myCounter of IDLinks to none
Rob I am having a lot of trouble getting this to work. I'm using CS4, would this be problem? I've saved the file as a .jsx and put into scripts but it gives me an error code 25, telling me it has found offending text, that being the first word of the first line. I only have started looking into scripts so I'm not sure how to fix this.
Intriguing, but the original question was about checking for flipped images, not "fixing" them. I would be pretty upset if I flipped an image on purpose and someone "fixed" it back again. And in some cases (such as when the image is flipped and then also cropped), the result of removing the flip could be disasterous.
There ought to be a way to do this in the Preflight panel, but I don't think there is. But a way to check for it as a preflight process would be terrific, providing a list of instances, with links to them, etc.
I would be pretty upset if I flipped an image on purpose and someone "fixed" it back again. And in some cases (such as when the image is flipped and then also cropped), the result of removing the flip could be disasterous.
I assumed the OP thought about the downside—I'm just a messenger