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Hi biancaho ,
I would favour PDF placing.
1. There are some free scripts out for it.
2. You cannot place InDesign documents of higher version in lower version documents.
But if you want to do it with InDesign document files go ahead using this trick:
Check the option to do Static Captions while placing.
That will load the placegun with all the InDesign pages. Plus the captions, of course.
Don't get irritated by looking at the placegun cursor. It does not seem, that it is loaded with all the pages, but it is.
If you reach the last page when placing the cursor is still filled with all the caption frames.
Just change the tool to the Select Tool to unload the placegun.
Here some screenshots from a movie I did after loading the placegun with a 10-pages InDesign document where the page numbers are the only contents of the document. German InDesign CC 2017.1.
Use the Options while placing.
Check Static Captions and Show Import Options.
Select All or Page Range:
The placegun is loaded.
With all pages and all captions!
Now get rid of the Static Captions:
Hope, that helps…
I didnt knew that either :-) Just yesterday I was placing an 8 page document by hand, no big whoop.
But I guess, when it comes to page count above ~15, youll better off using a script.
depends if you are placing to predefined containers.
Then even 200 clicks may be faster than writing a script :-)
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I assumed it couldnt be that hard to rewrite that bit…
on myPlacePDF(myDocument, myPage, myPDF) tell application "Adobe InDesign CC 2017" set myDone to false set PDF crop of PDF place preferences to crop media set myCounter to 1 repeat until myDone is true tell myDocument if myCounter > 1 then set myPage to make page at after myPage end if end tell set page number of PDF place preferences to myCounter get page number of PDF place preferences tell myPage set myPDFPage to place myPDF set myPDFPage to item 1 of myPDFPage end tell get properties of PDF attributes of myPDFPage if myCounter = 1 then set myFirstPage to page number of PDF attributes of myPDFPage else if page number of PDF attributes of myPDFPage = myFirstPage then tell myPage to delete set myDone to true end if end if set myCounter to myCounter + 1 end repeat end tell end myPlacePDF
Only thing to find out, if these values are somewhere found within InD prefs:
set PDF crop of PDF place preferences to crop media
get page number of PDF place preferences