0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2015 1:43 AM by Laubender

    [CC-2015 v11.0.0.72] Adding a button will crash InDesign

    Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

      Hi all,

      just read the release notes for the all new InDesign CC-2015 and came accross the following known issue:

       

      InDesign Help | InDesign CC 2015 Release Notes

      InDesign crashes if a user inserts a button in a story programmatically (via scripting).

       

      And indeed, a simple ExtendScript line of code like this will crash InDesign:

       

      app.documents[0].textFrames[0].texts[0].insertionPoints[-1].buttons.add();
      

       

      Fortunatelly there is a workaround!

      Just create your button on the page and then make it an anchored object:

       

      var myButton = app.documents[0].buttons.add();
      
      myButton.anchoredObjectSettings.insertAnchoredObject(
           app.documents[0].textFrames[0].texts[0].insertionPoints[-1] ,
           AnchorPosition.INLINE_POSITION);
      

       

      Hope that helps until this issue is resolved.

       

      Also see:

      Adobe InDesign CS6 (8.0) Object Model JS: Button

      Adobe InDesign CS6 (8.0) Object Model JS: AnchoredObjectSetting

       

      Uwe