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Indesign layout hierarchy?

Apr 5, 2012 2:38 AM

Is this hierarchy of indesign layout correct?

 

Document

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Document LAyer

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Spread

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spread layers

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page

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page item

 
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    Apr 5, 2012 3:08 AM   in reply to vaibhav4444

    No. Document layer and spread layer are the same. There are no "document" specific layers (or, if you like, "there are no "spread" specific layers").

     
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    Apr 5, 2012 3:22 AM   in reply to [Jongware]

    In other words, if you have a Layer 1 and a Layer 2, you could hide layer 2 and it would hide anything on layer 2 throughout the whole document, on every page of every spread.

     
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    Apr 5, 2012 3:49 AM   in reply to vaibhav4444

    Didn't this EXACT question get posed last week?

     

    Are you taking some sort of class, or trying to write a script, or what, exactly?

     
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    Apr 5, 2012 4:07 AM   in reply to vaibhav4444

    I'm neither a scripter nor developer, but I'm fairly sure Adobe has extensive documentation on the entire object model that you can download.

     
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    Apr 5, 2012 4:37 AM   in reply to vaibhav4444

    The most exact documentation is in the Software Development Kit itself: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/indesign/sdk.html

     

    ... but you might find that there is no such thing as "a complete hierarchy". All objects are weaved intimately into each other; some objects even can contain items of its own type (a rectangle, for example, can contain more rectangles). That requires something more advanced than the single linear dimension that you suggested above.

     

    Writing plugins for InDesign requires extensive knowledge of the software. Perhaps you should start by getting to know the program itself -- just experimenting with layers would expose the flaws in your simple model.

     
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