Welcome in the new episode of the Scripting Forum Roundup series. Today I decided to focus on solid tricks and in-depth topics that might be of interest to experienced script developers…
ExtrasExternal resources and news (InDesign, scripting, and beyond).
My colleague Loïc Aigon recently updated his professional website: loicaigon.com. I take this opportunity to let him unveil axis and motions of a misknown job: automation expert…
January 05, 2013 | Extras | en
New tools, new solutions, new ideas, emerge every day for and from InDesign and Creative Suite heroes. But strangely enough, most graphic designers and InDesign end-users still ignore—or cannot measure—the power of automation. As a kind of proof of concept I decided to start the year with a celebration of the most noticeable scripts, tools and resources that have shaken 2012 in this area. Since I use Twitter as a bookmarking platform, it seemed fun to compile a selection of links I've tweeted or re-tweeted during the last 12 months. This is also an opportunity to pay tribute to my colleagues, scripters, developers, trainers, and time-savers! Now make yourself comfortable and enter in the Productive Dome…
My colleague and friend, Peter Kahrel, just put online the version 2.0 of his great eBook, “ScriptUI for Dummies”, a free PDF which teaches us everything about designing and scripting user interfaces based on the Adobe CS ScriptUI module.
July 19, 2012 | Extras | en
Here is the third episode of the Scripting Forum Roundup(s), a selection of 18 recommended discussions and sample codes which I have contributed to over the last six months. Enjoy!
June 06, 2012 | Extras | en
InDesign CS6 is full of new features, which explains the size (98 pages) of the Object Members part in our tracking-change PDF below. Of course many additions regard interactivity, form behaviors and the related events. The Scripting DOM now includes the following ubiquitous collections:
textBoxes. A number of existing objects have been extended accordingly.
Besides, there are many interesting additions to discover and experiment. Have fun!
Factorization is a profound paradigm in graphic design. Of course designers want to focus on newness, and they hate repeat what is already done. But this is a hard battle, because their work is mainly about pattern, analogy, iteration, derivation, and update, so they often have to deal with reusing the same stuff in a different way. Let's go further on this subject.
December 26, 2011 | Extras | en
As opened in the “InDesign Scripting Forum: 25 ‘sticky’ posts” article, I will regularly feed this “Extras” section with recommended discussions and/or snippets which I have contributed to through the ID Scripting Forum. Here is the scripting stuff I found specially interesting over the last six months…
May 16, 2011 | Extras | fr
Le contrôle des espaces (chasse, justification, etc.) est le lieu d'une divergence historique entre XPress et InDesign. Tandis qu'InDesign propose une douzaine d'espaces distinctes qui semblent emprisonnées dans leur sémantique Unicode, XPress a souvent été considéré comme un outil plus flexible du fait qu'il ouvre à l'utilisateur le pouvoir de définir lui-même les valeurs d'espacement et les plages de variation dont il a besoin. Cependant, le déficit d'InDesign n'est pas aussi définitif qu'il y paraît…
April 11, 2011 | Extras | en
The interesting thing about tracking Scripting DOM changes from InDesign CS5 to InDesign CS5.5 is that this instantly reveals the main innovations of this ‘mid-cycle’ release —so that scripters can easily focus on the freshest features. The below PDFs offer you in a snap the tip of the iceberg: the new
Article component and a bunch of new export options (
ObjectExportOption) that indicate the much greater integration of InDesign EPUB and digital publishing capabilities. Enjoy!
• See also: “So What's New in InDesign CS5 Scripting DOM”
March 07, 2011 | Extras | en
The InDesign Scripting Forum is an ideal place to post scripting recipes and to address technical issues. I learn a lot from its famous contributors —Dave Saunders, Harbs, Jongware, Peter Kahrel, Kasyan Servetsky, Marijan Tompa… At odd times I post my own brainchilds. Here is a small selection of snippets and topics that I think are worthwhile.
What's in my Twitter bag from the last eight months? A lot of links, of course! The below selection only focuses on some of them —not necessarily the most popular ones, but preferably the ones you may have missed.
Twelve months have passed since the publication of the first article on this website. Thanks to you visitors, bloggers, Twitter subscribers, script users and developers, Indiscripts.com gradually becomes a place to share and discover the most productive scripts for Adobe InDesign. Well, now to the gift! From today until June 6, Indiscripts offers a special 25% discount on BookBarcode and Wordalizer PRO versions. All you need to do is just fill in the order form until next sunday. Enjoy!
January 14, 2010 | Extras | fr
Pour des raisons que j'aurais du mal à appuyer sur des bases orthotypographiques solides, j'éprouve de l'empathie pour les mots isolés. Quand InDesign décide — fût-ce avec les meilleurs arguments du monde — de rejeter à la ligne le dernier terme d'un paragraphe, une sorte de frisson communautaire me saisit. Par des moyens pas toujours avouables, je tente alors de raccrocher le wagon à son prédécesseur, quitte à lui antéposer manuellement une espace insécable justifiante. Beurk ! Et si l'on appelait les « Styles Grep » à la rescousse...
Because of an important migration process, several scripts designed for InDesign CS/CS2/CS3 can't be downloaded any more from my original website. Since updates should be available here soon, I strongly advise you to wait for the future releases. However, many visitors already emailed to request the old files of IndexBrutal, IndexMatic, Claquos, HurryCover... To avoid frustrating the archivists, here is a repository.
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