Reference to a InDesign® object (frame, table, document, , ...).

Reference to a InDesign® object (frame, table, document, , ...). With the help of the ItemRefs the object can be found in the target document. The object contains a reference to the document and a so-called UID, this which the object can be found in the document. UIDs are unique throughout the document and always growing for new created objects. The UID 1 designates the document itself.

The most common use of ItemRefs are gFrame and gTable.

How to show the frame UIDs inside the document:

  1. Right-click in the document
  2. In the appearing context menu choose the entry Nails and magnets -> Show
  3. Again right-click in the document
  4. In the appearing context menu choose the entry Nails and magnets -> Show UIDs

With item::getint the UID of an ItemRef can be requested. With the help of the menu

  fly out the Product Pool - > Miscellaneous -> Select frame ...

the frames can be selected in the document: In the appearing dialog you can put in any text. All numbers in the text are interpreted as to be UIDs and valid frame UIDs are selected in the document.

See Also
item, frame, table, ...

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