What sort of artwork? Placed Illustrator files?
Both .ai and .eps files that are made up of vectors. Also to include vector based objects that are created within InDesign.
Objects created in InDesign are not a problem. For AI files, the script
would need to open them one at a time in AI and do the counting there.
For the EPS files -- if they're openable in Illustrator then it may be
possible, depends on the file.
So it may be doable.
Opening each file, if an .ai or .eps, into illustrator seems time consuming and is probably not the most streamline for our workflow. Would a script that reads points in a PDF or postscript file after output be more beneficial and feasible?
It's not possible (to the best of my knowledge) to access the points in
a PDF or EPS that are placed in InDesign.
However, an InDesign script could open the files in Illustrator (if Illy
can open those files), get it to count the points, and return the result
to InDesign via BridgeTalk.
Not sure that is going to work. Appreciate the knowledge though.
Thanks for your help.