Coming Soon, For Adobe InDesign 2024
and Above

Cover for book AppleScripting Adobe InDesign 2024

Work Smarter, Not Harder

In today’s tight economy, you need to find ways to sharpen your competitive edge. A few scripts in your arsenal can be your answer. Scripts unleash InDesign’s hidden power to let your computer take the work out of your workload. 

• Use Scripts
• Modify Scripts
• Build Scripts


Legacy Scripts (CS5 and 5.5)

For owners of our previous book (AppleScripting Adobe InDesign CS5 and CS5.5), we are providing a set of legacy scripts for download. These have been tested and updated as needed to work with changes in InDesign up to and including 2023.

Use Scripts

There are a number of scripts provided with the book that can be run as is. These often include a custom dialog box for entering values needed for the script. They may also depend on resources saved in a predetermined location on your hard drive. For convenience, the scripts use a folder named Resources and one named Projects inside the User's Home folder for testing. Projects, such as building a Newsletter may include a template and resources to demonstrate building a start-to-finish project.

Modify Scripts

AppleScript is a very friendly language. Most beginning users are able to make minor changes to a script to fit their needs with a minimum of instruction. Many useable scripts are provided with the book that can be used as is or with just a change or two.

Build Scripts

At the end of each chapter is a section that walks you through a project appropriate for the chapter. You start out running scripts, then changing values in scripts, and finally adding functionality to scripts using snippets of code (handlers) provided in a library. Before you know it, you will be putting your own scripts together that could save you many hours of time and a considerable amount of frustration.

These scripts will be available free of charge until the release of the new book versions.

Some of the Projects included:

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