AUTOMATING INDESIGN WRAPUP FOR 2017

Happy New Year Looking forward to a new year and working with Adobe InDesign CC 2018. As we close the door to another great year, we thought you would like to have an outline of some of the scripts that were featured in our blog. We will be posting a download of some of these […]

PLACING MULTIPLE IMAGES MULTIPLE TIMES

Multiple Images Often are the times you may need to place multiple images in a document. If placing manually you would probably use the place gun. But if an image, or multiple images need to be placed multiple times, you might want a better (more automated) way to do it. PLACING MULTIPLE IMAGES Perhaps you […]

SINGLE PAGE CALENDAR USING APPLESCRIPT WITH INDESIGN

‘TIS THE SEASON Time to think of gift giving. How about a custom calendar for a friend, colleague, or family member? Place a favorite picture that the recipient would appreciate at the top of a custom calendar and print it out. Just a little thoughtful gift to add your personality to the season. How It’s […]

SCRIPT AN INDESIGN DOCUMENT BOOK COVER

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Just a short blog before I start working in the kitchen. It’s been a little hectic lately as I have been finalizing the work on a fairly substantial book. It was one of those headaches where the authors worked in Microsoft Word but had little understanding of what styling and working […]

RELEASE ANCHORED ITEMS

Working With Word Import In our previous blog post we used a script to produce a list of the embedded images imported as part of a Microsoft Word document. This would be given to the person responsible for resampling and resizing the images along with the images that have been unembedded from the document. It […]

INDESIGN EMBEDDED IMAGE REPORT

Embedded Image Report Your client has just sent you a stack of files written in Word format (.doc or .docx). Upon placing the first of the files in an InDesign document, it becomes evident that there is a fair amount of work to do. Images, of course, are embedded and anchored to text. Captions are […]

AUTOMATE DOCUMENTS AND STYLING WITH APPLESCRIPT

Automate Documents With Styling In the previous post we demonstrated how using paragraph and object styles can facilitate styling documents as well as HTML export. Additionally, we allowed our object style to be associated to a paragraph style to style its content. But there is more. We can set up a chain of paragraph styes […]

INDESIGN SCRIPT HANDLERS (FUNCTIONS)

InDesign Script Handlers (Functions) Our previous blog introduced a number of handlers (functions) that you might want to keep handy in a library for use in other scripts. These handlers were: make layer¬†– creates a named layer if one does not already exist. In either event, the reference to the layer is returned. makeRectangle¬†– creates […]

RESTORING INDESIGN PREFERENCES

WORKING WITH PREFERENCES When writing a script that sets InDesign application preferences it is always a good idea to capture the existing setting before changing. When the process that depends on the preference setting is completed, the script needs to return the value back to its original. Lets look at a few examples. User Interaction […]

MANAGING SCRIPT HANDLERS IN APPLESCRIPT

HANDLERS FOR BUILDING APPLESCRIPT SCRIPTS In our previous blog post we demonstrated how a fairly complex script can be put together using a number of handlers (functions). These are pieces of code that perform a very specific functionality, and, once written, can be reused in any number of scripts. For example, think of the number […]