Save

Description

Saves the file or part of the file. Files are only saved in InDesign format. Saving the selection creates a new document the size of the selected objects’ bounding box. This action can only be performed when the Flow is in play mode, it will not work if the Flow is in run mode.

Works On
This action works on InDesign files.
Changes Selection?
This action does not change the selection.

Location

The Save action is located in the Fuga Workshop panel under the File actions category.

Parameters

Save Type
Tells Fuga what or how to save.

  • Save File As – Saves the InDesign document with a new name.
  • Save Selection As – Creates a new InDesign document with the selected objects. The new document is the size of the selected objects’ bounding box.
  • Save Pages As – Creates a new document from a specified range of pages in the current InDesign document.
  • Save Copy As – Duplicates the InDesign document, with the original document remaining active.
  • Save File – Saves the InDesign document with its original name.

File Location Parameters

These parameters help tell Fuga where to save the InDesign file. They are visible when any option besides the Save File option is selected from the Save Type drop-down. For more information, see the article on File Paths.

Path Field
(string) The absolute path, relative path, or file name for the new InDesign file.

  • If the Absolute Path option is selected from the Directory Options drop-down: The Path field contains the absolute path for the new InDesign file (e.g., “C:Documents:My Project:InDesign Files:MyProject.indd”). To easily locate the absolute path, press the “…” button on the right hand side of the field to browse files.
  • If one of the Relative To options is selected from the Directory Options drop-down: The Path field contains the path relative to the new file. If the file is located in the top-level of the directory, this will be the file name (e.g., “MyProject.indd”). If the file is in a sub-folder of the directory this will be the name of the sub-folder or sub-folders plus the file name (e.g., “InDesign Files:MyProject.indd”).
Directory Location Drop-Down
Tells Fuga where to save the new InDesign file. You must set each of these directories except for the current document directory using the Set Directory action.

  • Absolute Path – Default. Specifies that the Path field contains the absolute path of the spreadsheet.
  • Relative to Global Directory – Saves the InDesign file relative to the global directory as set using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to Current Document – Saves the InDesign file relative to the directory that the current InDesign document is located in, unless the current document directory has been changed using the Set Directory action. The current document must be saved to use this option or an error will be raised.
  • Relative to Database Directory – Saves the InDesign file relative to the database directory as specified using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to Images Directory – Saves the InDesign file relative to the images directory as specified using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to innd Files Directory – Saves the InDesign file relative to the InDesign documents directory as specified using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to Logo Directory – Saves the InDesign file relative to the logo directory as specified using the Set Directory action.
  • Relative to Output Directory – Saves the InDesign file relative to the output directory as specified using the Set Directory action.

Page Fields

These fields are shown when the Save Page As option is selected from the Save Type drop-down.

From Page Field
(number) The first page in the range of pages to save.

To Page Field
(number) The last page in the range of pages to save.

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