0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 1, 2016 11:01 AM by paulg28643314

    How do I make the guide layers visible on a placed Illustrator image when exported to PDF?


      What I have now roughly is as follows:


      // Open a new document, store a reference to it
      document = app.documents.add();
      // Place graphic on page
      var graphic = document.pages.item(0) .place(File("C:\input.ai"))[0];
      // PSD/AI with only 1 layer may not have this property available
      var layerOptions = graphic.graphicLayerOptions;
      // Iterate the layers and set every layer to visible.
      for(i = 0; i < layerOptions.graphicLayers.count(); i++)
        layerOptions.graphicLayers.item(i).currentVisibility = true;
      // Export using predefined presets
      var preset = app.pdfExportPresets.item("<export_preset>");
      preset.exportGuidesAndGrids = true;
      preset.exportLayers = true;
      preset.exportNonprintingObjects = true;
      preset.exportWhichLayers = ExportLayerOptions.EXPORT_ALL_LAYERS;
      // Export the file.
      document.exportFile(ExportFormat.pdfType, File("C:\result.pdf"), preset, false, "", true);


      The problem is that none of the guide layers are visible, even though I'm toggling all layers on.


      Any InDesign scripters know why this isn't doing what I think it should?