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  • Combining 2 select actions (PP7.52)

    Hello,

    I want to combine two select actions in one actionlist and log these selections - maybe adding an action to modify those objects later.
    The background is, that I want to discover objects with a certain ink coverage AND overprinting (OPM1) enabled.
    I already tried connecting the actions with AND / OR operators - yet no luck achieving my goal.
    Maybe someone here can point me into the right direction.
    Thanks in advance!

    thegnat

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    Re: Combining 2 select actions (PP7.52)

    Hi Robert,

    I'm not sure if the way Action Lists should be scripted?

    To give you the basics.

    You have 3 operators AND/OR/NOT.
    -> The first two AND/OR always need 2 selections, but it should be stack based. Which means that the only correct method will be
    Selection 1
    Selection 2
    AND/OR
    The operators look at the two selections which are just above the operator.

    * AND: the combination of 2 selections
    example:
    select fill color green
    Select text segments
    AND
    = Select all text elements with a fill color green

    * OR: the result of both selections
    example:
    Select images
    Select text segments
    OR
    = Select all images and all text elements

    -> The NOT operator only looks at one selections and inverts that selection.
    Example:
    Select images
    NOT
    = Select every object in the file which isn't an image

    For your case the Action List should look like this:
    Select by ink coverage
    Select by overprint
    AND
    Log selection (allows you to show it in the navigator or preflight report)

    Hope this helps,
    Brain
    Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!

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    • #3
      Re: Combining 2 select actions (PP7.52)

      Hello Brain,

      thanks a lot for explaining me the basics of scripting actions and the use of the operators.
      That was just what I needed. Works like a charm.

      Robert

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