we are trying to split multipage Indesign Documents to new Indesign document, each containing one page of the original
second problem is, that the new documents should contain the same layers as in the original
But in the function list of Indesign we doesn't see anything what makes this possible.
does anybody know if this can be done with javacripting in Indesign CS3 or CS4?
and some hints with this,
thanks in advance,
sure it can be done by scripting.
You have to iterate through the pages, on each page you have to iterate through the layers and there you can duplicate each "pageItem" in "pageItems" into a new document. Formats are automatically duplicated as well so you don't have to care about them.
The only thing you have to handle with care are chained textframes....
You will have chain again the two textframes on the same page and you will have to separate the two textframes if they are on different pages...
you need to create new document with one page and size like in original document and then you need to duplicate page from this original document to new document at end - then delete first page
and do this for each page you want to duplicate
all links between TextFrames on moved page will remain unchanged
VB example for one page
Dim myDoc1 As InDesign.Document
Dim myDoc2 As InDesign.Document
Set myInDi = CreateObject("InDesign.Application.CS3")
Set myDoc1 = myInDi.Documents.Item(1)
Set myDoc2 = myInDi.Documents.Item(2)
Call myDoc1.Pages.Item(1).Duplicate(, myDoc2.Pages.Item(-1))