What is the use script label panel?

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  • #61854

    nellbern
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    I haven't found that much info about it but I would like how others are using it for

  • #61856

    Select any object and you can assign a label to this. At times very useful for use with a script, not that much otherwise.

    I have the same reservations about the Data Merge panel. What's it for? Why doesn't it do anything when you open it? Can I safely delete it from InDesign, and if so, how? Et cetera.

    Point is, InDesign has so many features, panels, and popup dialogs, there is a pretty good chance no-one uses all of them.

  • #61857

    nellbern
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    I frequently use Data Merge & it is pretty good. Thank you for all your hardwork Jongware.

  • #61858

    For a practical use of the Script label panel, see this recent question on the Adobe forum: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/978023?tstart=0

    The script is meant to pick up an object labeled “Name_of_the_textframe” (and, presumably, then do something with that object). So, before running the script, the user has to “tell” it on what to work by assigning a label. (But note the last comment on the change for CS5 and newer — apparently you don't need the Script Label panel anymore, or maybe it's even removed in its entirety.)

    In my own scripts I've used labels this way, to “tag” items to be processed, such as textframes to do something with; and also to store script-specific information in. I also used it the other way around: during debugging, I sometimes have the script write interesting stuff into a label, so I can see in InDesign itself what the script thought it was doing by clicking an object and checking what's in the Script Label panel.

  • #62201

    chrisscadman
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  • #62220

    mac grunt
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    G'day

    I used script labels when I was automating the layout of 60+ calendars each year. For that sort of complex, repetitive work it's worth going to the trouble of labelling frames in templates so that you can have a script do all the monkey-work of placing those frames in the correct positions, etc. You can see the script in action in this video, which may give you an idea of how useful they can be. For that particular workflow, script labels were pretty much essential — but I haven't really used them in many other instances.

    m.

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