1 Reply Latest reply on May 18, 2013 11:43 AM by Peter Kahrel

    HiddenTexts usage in Indesign

    jeanrlemay Level 1

      Hi everybody,

       

      Stories (in fact the Story object) objects have a property called HiddenTexts. Does anybody knows a specific usage in InDesign? Does the Interface as menu to add, edit and delete these objects? Is it safe to use it within a script to store some persistent data into a story without disrupting formatting of text?

       

      Any help would be appreciated

       

      many thanks

      Jean-Raynald Lemay

        • 1. Re: HiddenTexts usage in Indesign
          Peter Kahrel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          hiddenText is the text hidden by conditions: create a condition, apply it to some text, set the condition not to display its text, and you have hiddenText. It's probably not a good idea to use hiddenText to store data, because hiddenText is part of the document's content. If you want to store some persistent data into a story, you could use a custom label:

           

          myStory.insertLabel ('myData', 'lots of persistent data goes here -- was it 32kb? Maybe more.')

           

          You retrieve the data later as follows:

           

          var d = myStory (extractLabel ('myData'))

           

          Peter