Place

Description

Places images or other files into selected frames. Any option in the Directory Location drop-down, aside from the Absolute Path and Relative to Current Document options, must be set using the Set Directory action in order to use them. For more on how this works, see the article on File Paths.

Works On
This action works on objects within the current spread.
Changes Selection
This action does not change the selection.

Location

The Place action is located in the Fuga Workshop panel under the Object actions category.

Parameters

Path Tab

These parameters tell Fuga where to look for the file or files to place. For more information, see the article on File Paths.

Path Field
(string) The absolute path (e.g., “C:User:Fuga:MyProjects:Images:MyPhoto1.jpg”), relative path (e.g., “Images:MyPhoto1.jpg”), file name (e.g., “MyPhoto1.jpg”), or partial file name (e.g., “MyPhoto”) for the image or images. You can also use a delimited string for multiple file names, with a comma as the delimiter (e.g., “MyPhoto1,MyPhoto2,MyPhoto3″). To easily locate the absolute path for a file, press the “…” button on the right hand side of the field to browse files.
Directory Location Drop-Down
Tells Fuga where to look for the image file. You must set each of these directories except for the document directory using the Set Directory action

  • Absolute Path – Default. Specifies that the Directory field contains the absolute path of the image file.
  • Relative to Global Directory – Searches for the file in the global directory as set using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to Current Document – Searches for the file the directory that the current InDesign document is located in, unless the Document directory has been changed using the Set Directory action. The document must be saved to use this option or an error will be raised.
  • Relative to Database Directory – Searches for the files in the database directory as specified using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to Images Directory – Searches for the files in the images directory as specified using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to innd Files Directory – Searches for the files in the InDesign documents directory as specified using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to Logo Directory – Searches for the files in the logo directory as specified using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to Output Directory – Searches for the files in the output directory as specified using the Set Directory action.
Search Subfolders Check-box
Specifies if you would like to search for files within subfolders of the specified directory or not 

  • Unchecked – Default. Searches only the top-level folder of the directory for files.
  • Checked – Searches the directory and the folders within the directory for files.
File Name Options Drop-Down
Specifies how the string from the Path field relates to the file or files to place. This does not take into consideration the file extension, since the file extension to search for is specified using the File Type drop-down. 

  • File Name Matches String – Searches for files whose names match the file name portion of the string provided in the Path field.
  • File Name Contains String – Searches for files whose names contain the file name portion of the string provided in the Path field.
  • File Name Begins With String – Searches for files whose names begins with the file name portion of the string provided in the Path field.
  • File Name Ends With String – Searches for files whose names ends with the file name portion of the string provided in the Path field.
File Type Drop-down
Specifies the file extension to search for. 

  • Use Filename Extension – Default. Searches for only files with the extension specified in the file extension portion of the string provided in the Path field.
  • Search All File Extensions – Searches for files with any extension.
  • Search for JPG – Searches for only JPG files.
  • Search for PSD – Searches for only PSD files.
  • Search for TIFF – Searches for only TIFF files.
  • Search for EPS – Searches for only EPS files.
  • Search for DOC – Searches for only DOC files.
  • Search for PDF – Searches for only PSD files.
  • Search for TXT – Searches for only TXT files.
  • Search for AI – Searches for only AI files.
  • Search for INDD – Searches for only INDD files.
Order By Drop-down
Specifies in what order to return the files. Fuga will place as many files as there are frames for in the order they are returned. No matter how the files are ordered, Fuga will always try to place a file that’s an exact match to the string first (i.e., for the string MyPhoto.jpg, if Fuga finds a file MyPhoto.jpg, it will always try to place it before MyPhoto1.jpg, no matter what option is selected from this menu). 

  • No Order - Default. Files returned arbitrarily. This option is the quickest, as no sorting is needed.
  • Modified Date Ascending - Files returned from the least recently modified to the most recently modified.
  • Modified Date Descending- Files returned from the most recently modified to the least recently modified.
  • Alphabetic Ascending – Files returned in reverse alphabetical order, with letters coming before numbers.
  • Alphabetic Descending – Files returned in alphabetical order, with numbers coming before letters.
  • Size Ascending – Files returned from smallest to largest file size.
  • Size Descending – Files returned from largest to smallest file size.

Frame Tab

These parameters provide options for how the selected frames should behave when placed into.

Frame Fitting Drop-down
Specifies frame fitting. 

  • No Fitting – Default. The file is placed into the frame at full size, and the frame size remains the same.
  • Fit Content to Frame – The file is scaled to fit the size of the frame.
  • Fit Content to Frame Proportionally – The file is scaled proportionally to fit the size of the frame.
  • Fit Frame to Content – The file is placed into the frame at full size, and the frame scales to fit the content.
  • Fill Content To Frame – The file is scaled proportionally so that it fills the entire frame.
Duplicate Frames If Needed Check-box
  • Unchecked – Default. No extra frames are created. If there are more files found than frames available, the extra files are not placed.
  • Checked – For each extra file a new frame is created.
Place Only Into Frames Tagged Check-box
  • Unchecked – Default. Places into all selected frames.
  • Checked – Places into only frames with the tag specified in the Place Only into Frames Tagged field.
Place Only into Frames Tagged Field
(string) The name of the tag to place into.

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