2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 1, 2016 4:10 AM by arjun2

    use Image catalog script for current document

    arjun2 Level 1

      Is there a way to use image catalog script for the current document in which we are working instead of letting the script make a fresh new document for placed images?

        • 1. Re: use Image catalog script for current document
          tpk1982 Level 4

          use this,

           

          //ImageCatalog.jsx
          //An InDesign CS6 JavaScript
          /* 
          @@@BUILDINFO@@@ "ImageCatalog.jsx" 3.0.0 15 December 2009
          */
          //Creates an image catalog from the graphic files in a selected folder.
          //Each file can be labeled with the file name, and the labels are placed on
          //a separate layer and formatted using a paragraph style ("label") you can
          //modify to change the appearance of the labels.
          //
          //For more information on InDesign scripting, go to http://www.adobe.com/products/indesign/scripting/index.html
          //Or visit the InDesign Scripting User to User forum at http://www.adobeforums.com .
          //
          //The myExtensions array contains the extensions of the graphic file types you want
          //to include in the catalog. You can remove extensions from or add extensions to this list.
          //myExtensions is a global. Mac OS users should also look at the file types in the myFileFilter function.
          main();
          function main(){
            var myFilteredFiles;
            //Make certain that user interaction (display of dialogs, etc.) is turned on.
            app.scriptPreferences.userInteractionLevel = UserInteractionLevels.interactWithAll;
            myExtensions = [".jpg", ".jpeg", ".eps", ".ps", ".pdf", ".tif", ".tiff", ".gif", ".psd", ".ai"]
            //Display the folder browser.
            var myFolder = Folder.selectDialog("Select the folder containing the images", "");
            //Get the path to the folder containing the files you want to place.
            if(myFolder != null){
            if(File.fs == "Macintosh"){
            myFilteredFiles = myMacOSFileFilter(myFolder);
            }
            else{
            myFilteredFiles = myWinOSFileFilter(myFolder);
            }
            if(myFilteredFiles.length != 0){
            myDisplayDialog(myFilteredFiles, myFolder);
            alert("Done!");
            }
            }
          }
          //Windows version of the file filter.
          function myWinOSFileFilter(myFolder){
            var myFiles = new Array;
            var myFilteredFiles = new Array;
            for(myExtensionCounter = 0; myExtensionCounter < myExtensions.length; myExtensionCounter++){
            myExtension = myExtensions[myExtensionCounter];
                  myFiles = myFolder.getFiles("*"+ myExtension);
            if(myFiles.length != 0){
            for(var myFileCounter = 0; myFileCounter < myFiles.length; myFileCounter++){
            myFilteredFiles.push(myFiles[myFileCounter]);
            }
            }
            }
            return myFilteredFiles;
          }
          function myMacOSFileFilter(myFolder){
            var myFilteredFiles = myFolder.getFiles(myFileFilter);
            return myFilteredFiles;
          }
          //Mac OS version of file filter
          //Have to provide a separate version because not all Mac OS users use file extensions
          //and/or file extensions are sometimes hidden by the Finder.
          function myFileFilter(myFile){
            var myFileType = myFile.type;
            switch (myFileType){
            case "JPEG":
            case "EPSF":
            case "PICT":
            case "TIFF":
            case "8BPS":
            case "GIFf":
            case "PDF ":
            return true;
            break;
            default:
            for(var myCounter = 0; myCounter<myExtensions.length; myCounter++){
            var myExtension = myExtensions[myCounter];
            if(myFile.name.indexOf(myExtension)>-1){
            return true;
            break;
            }
            }
            }
            return false;
          }
          function myDisplayDialog(myFiles, myFolder){
            var myLabelWidth = 112;
            var myStyleNames = myGetParagraphStyleNames(app);
            var myLayerNames = ["Layer 1", "Labels"];
            var myDialog = app.dialogs.add({name:"Image Catalog"});
            with(myDialog.dialogColumns.add()){
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Information:"});
            }
            with(borderPanels.add()){
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Source Folder:", minWidth:myLabelWidth});
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:myFolder.path + "/" + myFolder.name});
            }
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Number of Images:", minWidth:myLabelWidth});
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:myFiles.length + ""});
            }
            }
            }
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Options:"});
            }
            with(borderPanels.add()){
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Number of Rows:", minWidth:myLabelWidth});
            var myNumberOfRowsField = integerEditboxes.add({editValue:3});
            }
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Number of Columns:", minWidth:myLabelWidth});
            var myNumberOfColumnsField = integerEditboxes.add({editValue:3});
            }
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Horizontal Offset:", minWidth:myLabelWidth});
            var myHorizontalOffsetField = measurementEditboxes.add({editValue:12, editUnits:MeasurementUnits.points});
            }
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Vertical Offset:", minWidth:myLabelWidth});
            var myVerticalOffsetField = measurementEditboxes.add({editValue:24, editUnits:MeasurementUnits.points});
            }
            with (dialogRows.add()){
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Fitting:", minWidth:myLabelWidth});
            }
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            var myFitProportionalCheckbox = checkboxControls.add({staticLabel:"Proportional", checkedState:true});
            var myFitCenterContentCheckbox = checkboxControls.add({staticLabel:"Center Content", checkedState:true});
            var myFitFrameToContentCheckbox = checkboxControls.add({staticLabel:"Frame to Content", checkedState:true});
            }
            }
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            var myRemoveEmptyFramesCheckbox = checkboxControls.add({staticLabel:"Remove Empty Frames:", checkedState:true});
            }
            }
            }
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:""});
            }
            var myLabelsGroup = enablingGroups.add({staticLabel:"Labels", checkedState:true});
            with (myLabelsGroup){
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            //Label type
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Label Type:", minWidth:myLabelWidth});
            }
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            var myLabelTypeDropdown = dropdowns.add({stringList:["File name", "File path", "XMP description", "XMP author"], selectedIndex:0});
            }
            }
            //Text frame height
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Label Height:", minWidth:myLabelWidth});
            }
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            var myLabelHeightField = measurementEditboxes.add({editValue:24, editUnits:MeasurementUnits.points});
            }
            }
            //Text frame offset
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Label Offset:", minWidth:myLabelWidth});
            }
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            var myLabelOffsetField = measurementEditboxes.add({editValue:0, editUnits:MeasurementUnits.points});
            }
            }
            //Style to apply
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Label Style:", minWidth:myLabelWidth});
            }
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            var myLabelStyleDropdown = dropdowns.add({stringList:myStyleNames, selectedIndex:0});
            }
            }
            //Layer
            with(dialogRows.add()){
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            staticTexts.add({staticLabel:"Layer:", minWidth:myLabelWidth});
            }
            with(dialogColumns.add()){
            var myLayerDropdown = dropdowns.add({stringList:myLayerNames, selectedIndex:0});
            }
            }
            }
            }
                  var myResult = myDialog.show();
                  if(myResult == true){
            var myNumberOfRows = myNumberOfRowsField.editValue;
            var myNumberOfColumns = myNumberOfColumnsField.editValue;
            var myRemoveEmptyFrames = myRemoveEmptyFramesCheckbox.checkedState;
            var myFitProportional = myFitProportionalCheckbox.checkedState;
            var myFitCenterContent = myFitCenterContentCheckbox.checkedState;
            var myFitFrameToContent = myFitFrameToContentCheckbox.checkedState;
            var myHorizontalOffset = myHorizontalOffsetField.editValue;
            var myVerticalOffset = myVerticalOffsetField.editValue;
            var myMakeLabels = myLabelsGroup.checkedState;
            var myLabelType = myLabelTypeDropdown.selectedIndex;
            var myLabelHeight = myLabelHeightField.editValue;
            var myLabelOffset = myLabelOffsetField.editValue;
            var myLabelStyle = myStyleNames[myLabelStyleDropdown.selectedIndex];
            var myLayerName = myLayerNames[myLayerDropdown.selectedIndex];
            myDialog.destroy();
            myMakeImageCatalog(myFiles, myNumberOfRows, myNumberOfColumns, myRemoveEmptyFrames, myFitProportional, myFitCenterContent, myFitFrameToContent, myHorizontalOffset, myVerticalOffset, myMakeLabels, myLabelType, myLabelHeight, myLabelOffset, myLabelStyle,  myLayerName);
                  }
            else{
            myDialog.destroy();
            }
            }
          }
          function myGetParagraphStyleNames(myDocument){
            var myStyleNames = new Array;
            var myAddLabelStyle = true;
            for(var myCounter = 0; myCounter < myDocument.paragraphStyles.length; myCounter++){
            myStyleNames.push(myDocument.paragraphStyles.item(myCounter).name);
            if (myDocument.paragraphStyles.item(myCounter).name == "Labels"){
            myAddLabelStyle = false;
            }
            }
            if(myAddLabelStyle == true){
            myStyleNames.push("Labels");
            }
            return myStyleNames;
          }
          function myMakeImageCatalog(myFiles, myNumberOfRows, myNumberOfColumns, myRemoveEmptyFrames, myFitProportional, myFitCenterContent, myFitFrameToContent, myHorizontalOffset, myVerticalOffset, myMakeLabels, myLabelType, myLabelHeight, myLabelOffset, myLabelStyle,  myLayerName){
            var myPage, myFile, myCounter, myX1, myY1, myX2, myY2, myRectangle, myLabelStyle, myLabelLayer;
            var myParagraphStyle, myError;
            var myFramesPerPage = myNumberOfRows * myNumberOfColumns; 
            var myDocument = app.activeDocument;
            myDocument.viewPreferences.horizontalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.points;
            myDocument.viewPreferences.verticalMeasurementUnits = MeasurementUnits.points;
            var myDocumentPreferences = myDocument.documentPreferences; 
            var myNumberOfFrames = myFiles.length;
            var myNumberOfPages = Math.round(myNumberOfFrames / myFramesPerPage);
            if ((myNumberOfPages * myFramesPerPage) < myNumberOfFrames){ 
            myNumberOfPages++;
            }
            //If myMakeLabels is true, then add the label style and layer if they do not already exist.
            if(myMakeLabels == true){
            try{
            myLabelLayer = myDocument.layers.item(myLayerName);
            //if the layer does not exist, trying to get the layer name will cause an error.
            myLabelLayer.name;
            }
            catch (myError){
            myLabelLayer = myDocument.layers.add({name:myLayerName});
            }
            //If the paragraph style does not exist, create it.
            try{
            myParagraphStyle = myDocument.paragraphStyles.item(myLabelStyle);
            myParagraphStyle.name;
            }
            catch(myError){
            myDocument.paragraphStyles.add({name:myLabelStyle});
            }
            }
            myDocumentPreferences.pagesPerDocument = myNumberOfPages; 
            myDocumentPreferences.facingPages = false; 
            var myPage = myDocument.pages.item(0); 
            var myMarginPreferences = myPage.marginPreferences;
            var myLeftMargin = myMarginPreferences.left; 
            var myTopMargin = myMarginPreferences.top; 
            var myRightMargin = myMarginPreferences.right; 
            var myBottomMargin = myMarginPreferences.bottom; 
            var myLiveWidth = (myDocumentPreferences.pageWidth - (myLeftMargin + myRightMargin)) + myHorizontalOffset
            var myLiveHeight = myDocumentPreferences.pageHeight - (myTopMargin + myBottomMargin)
            var myColumnWidth = myLiveWidth / myNumberOfColumns
            var myFrameWidth = myColumnWidth - myHorizontalOffset
            var myRowHeight = (myLiveHeight / myNumberOfRows)
            var myFrameHeight = myRowHeight - myVerticalOffset
            var myPages = myDocument.pages;
            // Construct the frames in reverse order. Don't laugh--this will 
            // save us time later (when we place the graphics). 
            for (myCounter = myDocument.pages.length-1; myCounter >= 0; myCounter--){ 
            myPage = myPages.item(myCounter);
            for (var myRowCounter = myNumberOfRows; myRowCounter >= 1; myRowCounter--){ 
            myY1 = myTopMargin + (myRowHeight * (myRowCounter-1));
            myY2 = myY1 + myFrameHeight;
            for (var myColumnCounter = myNumberOfColumns; myColumnCounter >= 1; myColumnCounter--){ 
            myX1 = myLeftMargin + (myColumnWidth * (myColumnCounter-1));
            myX2 = myX1 + myFrameWidth;
            myRectangle = myPage.rectangles.add(myDocument.layers.item(-1), undefined, undefined, {geometricBounds:[myY1, myX1, myY2, myX2], strokeWeight:0, strokeColor:myDocument.swatches.item("None")}); 
            }
            }
            }
            // Because we constructed the frames in reverse order, rectangle 1 
            // is the first rectangle on page 1, so we can simply iterate through 
            // the rectangles, placing a file in each one in turn. myFiles = myFolder.Files; 
            for (myCounter = 0; myCounter < myNumberOfFrames; myCounter++){ 
            myFile = myFiles[myCounter]; 
            myRectangle = myDocument.rectangles.item(myCounter);
            myRectangle.place(File(myFile));
            myRectangle.label = myFile.fsName.toString();
            //Apply fitting options as specified.
            if(myFitProportional){
            myRectangle.fit(FitOptions.proportionally);
            }
            if(myFitCenterContent){
            myRectangle.fit(FitOptions.centerContent);
            }
            if(myFitFrameToContent){
            myRectangle.fit(FitOptions.frameToContent);
            }
            //Add the label, if necessary.
            if(myMakeLabels == true){
            myAddLabel(myRectangle, myLabelType, myLabelHeight, myLabelOffset, myLabelStyle, myLayerName);
            }
            }
            if (myRemoveEmptyFrames == 1){ 
            for (var myCounter = myDocument.rectangles.length-1; myCounter >= 0;myCounter--){ 
            if (myDocument.rectangles.item(myCounter).contentType == ContentType.unassigned){
            myDocument.rectangles.item(myCounter).remove();
            } 
            else{
            //As soon as you encounter a rectangle with content, exit the loop.
            break;
            }
            }
            }
          }
          //Function that adds the label.
          function myAddLabel(myFrame, myLabelType, myLabelHeight, myLabelOffset, myLabelStyleName, myLayerName){
            var myDocument = app.documents.item(0);
            var myLabel;
            var myLabelStyle = myDocument.paragraphStyles.item(myLabelStyleName);
            var myLabelLayer = myDocument.layers.item(myLayerName);
            var myLink =myFrame.graphics.item(0).itemLink;
            //Label type defines the text that goes in the label.
            switch(myLabelType){
            //File name
            case 0:
            myLabel = myLink.name;
            break;
            //File path
            case 1:
            myLabel = myLink.filePath;
            break;
            //XMP description
            case 2:
            try{
            myLabel = myLink.linkXmp.description;
            if(myLabel.replace(/^\s*$/gi, "")==""){
            throw myError;
            }
            }
            catch(myError){
            myLabel = "No description available.";
            }
            break;
            //XMP author
            case 3:
            try{
            myLabel = myLink.linkXmp.author
            if(myLabel.replace(/^\s*$/gi, "")==""){
            throw myError;
            }
            }
            catch(myError){
            myLabel = "No author available.";
            }
            break;
            }
            var myX1 = myFrame.geometricBounds[1];
            var myY1 = myFrame.geometricBounds[2] + myLabelOffset;
            var myX2 = myFrame.geometricBounds[3];
            var myY2 = myY1 + myLabelHeight;
            var myTextFrame = myFrame.parent.textFrames.add(myLabelLayer, undefined, undefined,{geometricBounds:[myY1, myX1, myY2, myX2], contents:myLabel});
            myTextFrame.textFramePreferences.firstBaselineOffset = FirstBaseline.leadingOffset;
            myTextFrame.parentStory.texts.item(0).appliedParagraphStyle = myLabelStyle;
          }
          
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          • 2. Re: use Image catalog script for current document
            arjun2 Level 1

            Thanks for posting this edited script. I'd like to confirm whether it's buggy or there's something wrong with my software. Sometimes it deletes everything on my pages from where it starts the import function. Sometimes it doesn't. To prevent deletion of objects, I tried to lock layers, but this script does not allow me to lock layers.

             

             

            edited at 439 pm - I just used this script in my existing document of 44 pages. It deleted all the pages of my documents, inserted fresh 14 pages and arranged the images accordingly.