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How do I get Texts in a .indd file to a wordpad

Jun 16, 2013 10:51 PM

Tags: #cs5.5

I'm running CS6 & developing a pluging for that.


Currently I'm reading texts written in a .indd file & print them to a text file using ITextModelClass..

But I can't read texts written as TextVariable & I tried to convert them to strings using


ITextVariable*  textVariable,

textVariable->VariableToString(varUIDRef, temp, kTrue);


when i run the above code, it returns texts that are not relevant to the current .indd file.


when i use "kFalse" instead of kTrue it gives a runtime error & return nothing.


So how can i convert "TextVariable " to a readable text.



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    Jun 17, 2013 4:54 AM   in reply to InDesignCS6

    I've moved your qusetion from the general questions area to the InDesign SDK forum where the developers congregate. You'll have a better chance of getting help here.

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    Jun 17, 2013 6:57 PM   in reply to InDesignCS6


    Get ownedList from text.

    Get name from owneditem.

    Get ITextVariable from ITextVariableTable by name.

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    Jun 26, 2013 2:01 AM   in reply to InDesignCS6

    Could you get text of TextVariable?

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