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Is there a way to stop user interaction in EB

Aug 24, 2013 7:21 AM

We are developing an InDesign plug-in that, in part, helps automate the bundling process for DPS. The system is distributed and so there is no guarantee document fonts will conform across multiple workstations, potentially in different parts of the planet.


As such, the automation downloads non-resident files and their linked assets from remote storage and begins to process them...however, if on open the document links cannot be found or if fonts are missing, ID throws both a missing links and missing fonts alert.


The former is easy to circumvent simply by setting linking preferences (checkLinksAtOpen, findMissingLinksAtOpen) to false. HOWEVER, the big bogeyman is the missing fonts alert. On the scripting side, suppressing those alerts works via setting user interaction levels to NEVER_INTERACT within the scripting preferences. But this doesn't work for a native EB plug-in.


Has anyone out there run into this issue and discovered a way to suppress alerts? Thanks in advance.

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    Aug 25, 2013 4:13 PM   in reply to bob_baldwin

    well, you can put processing code to embedded .jsx, and call JS functions from extension


    (I'm not sure if NeverInteract helped to suppress 'Find Fonts' dialog, however - got to check)

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