9 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2008 3:39 AM by sstanleyau

    Indesign CS3 text frame parameters and export PDF

      could use some help with the following:

      I need to edit and export a large number (7000) Indesign documents (one page)
      1. check for locked text frames and unlock
      2. group all text frames
      3. set grouped text frames at x=8 millimeters, y 10 milimeters
      4. export the documents to PDF in a subfolder called "Out"
      5. save and close the documents in the same subfolder as an Indesign CS3 document (orig is CS2)

      This is what I've been trying soo far:
      Now only checking one text frame - should be all text frames
      "close document 1 saving yes" doesn't work because the originals are from CS2
      I get a PDF called "Adobe Indesign SC3"


      set processFolder to choose folder with prompt "Choose a folder that contains Innd Docs to process"
      tell application "Finder"
      if not (exists folder "OUT" of processFolder) then
      make new folder at processFolder with properties {name:"OUT"}
      end if
      set the destination_folder to folder "OUT" of processFolder as alias
      end tell

      tell application "Finder"
      set listFiles to (files of contents of processFolder) as alias list
      on error
      set listFiles to (files of contents of processFolder) as alias as list
      end try
      repeat with thisFile in listFiles

      tell application "Adobe InDesign CS3"
      with timeout of 120 seconds
      set properties of view preferences to {horizontal measurement units:millimeters, vertical measurement units:millimeters, ruler origin:page origin}
      open thisFile
      set myDoc to document 1
      set docName to name
      tell myDoc
      set transform reference point of layout window 1 to top left anchor
      set myBox to text frame 1 of page 1
      set properties of myBox to {locked:false}
      move myBox to {8, 10}
      end tell
      export document 1 format PDF type to (destination_folder as string) & docName & ".pdf" using PDF export preset "[Drukwerkkwaliteit]" without showing options
      close document 1 saving yes

      tell application "Finder" to move thisFile to destination_folder with replacing
      end timeout
      end tell
      end repeat
      end tell
      Any help is greatly appreciated - Doing this manually is a lot of work!!!!!