5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 27, 2017 5:10 AM by jon@indicator

    Problem adding an anchored text frame into a duplicated paragraph

    jon@indicator

      Hi,

       

      I don't understand in which paragraph my new text frame is added,

       

      Here is my code:

       

      function buildFrameBox(para)

      {

           var copyPara = para.duplicate(LocationOptions.AFTER, para),

           frame;

       

           $.writeln(para.textFrames.length + ':' + copyPara.textFrames.length); // 0:0

       

           app.findGrepPreferences = NothingEnum.NOTHING;

           app.changeGrepPreferences = NothingEnum.NOTHING;

           app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = "[^\r]"; // Remove anchor character

           app.changeGrepPreferences.changeTo = '';

           copyPara.changeGrep(); // Remove all content in my new paragraph except line break

       

           frame = copyPara.insertionPoints.firstItem().textFrames.add();

           frame.textFramePreferences.autoSizingType = AutoSizingTypeEnum.HEIGHT_AND_WIDTH_PROPORTIONALLY;

           frame.contents = 'Some text here';

       

           $.writeln(para.textFrames.length + ':' + copyPara.textFrames.length); // 1:0

       

           return frame;

      }

       

      The question is: If I am adding a text frame into the duplicated paragraph, why does it say that original paragraph contains a text frame while the duplicated has no frames at all?

       

      In my InDesign document script works fine and text frame is placed where I want.

       

      Thanks in advance for your help.

        • 1. Re: Problem adding an anchored text frame into a duplicated paragraph
          Peter Kahrel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          > In my InDesign document script works fine and text frame is placed where I want.

           

          If your script works fine, what's the problem?

          Anyway, this line:

           

          app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = "[^\r]";

           

          matches anything that's not a \r. Maybe that's the problem.

          • 2. Re: Problem adding an anchored text frame into a duplicated paragraph
            jon@indicator Level 1

            Hi,

             

            Thanks for your reply.

            What I am trying to do is to create a textFrame where some paragraphs should be moved into.Also, I need to be careful when moving paragraphs that already contain textFrames.

            After the code quoted above, I want to move my original paragraph into that textFrame.

             

            So, the textFrame is created as expected.

            The problem is that the original paragraph contained 0 textFrames and after that code is run it contains 1 textFrame.

            But I expected original paragraph to contain 0 textFrames and the copy paragraph to contain 1.

             

            So I am wondering if there is any problem with InDesign DOM.

             

            The grep code is what I want so in my doc I got:

                 ...

                 Original Paragraph \r

                 Text Frame \r

                 ...

             

            Thanks a lot for having a look into it.

            • 3. Re: Problem adding an anchored text frame into a duplicated paragraph
              Loic.Aigon Adobe Community Professional

              app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = "[^\r]";

               

              matches anything that's not a \r. Maybe that's the problem.

              Well technically it would match anything that's not the "r" character

              • 4. Re: Problem adding an anchored text frame into a duplicated paragraph
                dumitrus56120735

                Hello!

                 

                My name is Dumitru.

                I work on design on books, and thus trying for a while to compose a GREP for subtitles to ease mai work load, but no success.


                I have the Paragraph Styles and I can do the Character Styles for these subtitles with no dot “.“ at the end of them, of course.

                I believe all my best was: ^[\(\u+\l+\d]\.\)+r but it did not work. At least I figured I need one GREP for each subtitle, because my subtitles are all different!

                 

                Examples of what subtitles I need is this:

                 

                • Body text.... body text...body text...

                          subtitle: I. subtitle

                         Body text.... body text...body text.

                 

                • Body text.... body text...body text...

                          subtitle: A. new subtitle

                         Body text.... body text...body text.

                 

                • Body text.... body text...body text

                          subtitle: 1. new subtitle

                         Body text.... body text...body text.

                 

                • Body text.... body text...body text

                          subtitle: a. new subtitle

                         Body text.... body text...body text.

                 

                • Body text.... body text...body text

                          subtitle: 1) new subtitle

                         Body text.... body text...body text.

                 

                 

                • Body text.... body text...body text

                          subtitle: a) new subtitle

                         Body text.... body text...body text.

                 

                 

                • Body text.... body text...body text

                          subtitle: (1) new subtitle

                         Body text.... body text...body text.

                 

                 

                • Body text.... body text...body text

                          subtitle: (a) new subtitle

                         Body text.... body text...body text.

                 

                I felt I am close but I just could not make it. So, I said I will ask people who really know this wonderful function of InDesign otherwise, GREP.

                 

                Thank you.

                • 5. Re: Problem adding an anchored text frame into a duplicated paragraph
                  jon@indicator Level 1

                  Yes,
                  Sorry, that line was wrong
                  .

                  It should be:

                  app.findGrepPreferences.findWhat = "[^\\r]"; // Remove everything except \r

                   

                  However the problem/question about the number of textFrames in original paragraph remains.

                   

                  Thanks a lot for your reply.