6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 26, 2009 4:42 PM by MichaelN

    [CS3] [JS] Export PDF to the same folder as the InDesign file

    MichaelN Level 3

      Hi,

       

      I have written a JavaScript to export an InDesign file to a PDF file.

       

      The exporting works fine when exporting to a specific folder, but I want the script to export the PDF to the SAME folder as the InDesign file.

       

      For example, if the Indesign file is in a folder called "Owner's Manuals", I want the script to save the PDF into the same "Owner's Manuals" folder.

       

      At the moment I have:

       

      var myFolder = Folder.selectDialog ('Choose a Folder');

       

      but this dialog defaults to the Desktop every time, forcing me to click 6-7 times to locate the relevant folder where I want the PDF to be saved, which is a waste of time.

       

      I want the script to do something like the following:

       

      "Find out the location of this InDesign file, and export the PDF to the same folder"

       

      I have searched this forum, as well as the Scripting Reference, but without any luck.

       

      Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

       

      Thanks.