Join Keith Gilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Begin with a template, part of InDesign Scripting Made Easy.
- Now that you have some general background…in InDesign scripting concepts,…we're going to put this knowledge to…use and write our first script,…a script we'll call "setup."…This script will set a whole bunch…of preferences and defaults for the…active document just the way that…you like them.…Now, there's no sense starting each…script from scratch.…I almost always start my…scripts with a template.…Open the 06_01 New script template,…edit that in the toolkit.…This is a template that I recommend you…start with.…
We're going to begin by saving this…with a new name.…So choose "file save as."…And let's just call this "setup.jsx"…And just save this into the same folder…as the original.…This template is useful for scripts that…require an InDesign file to be open for…the script to function.…You wouldn't use this for a script that…is written to process a bunch of InDesign files…at once, or a script that's intended to work…on a selection.…We're going to begin by looking…at the comments at the top of…this template.…
The first line, whatever you put after…
- What are InDesign scripts?
- Installing scripts
- Editing scripts
- Referencing InDesign objects in scripts
- Creating a script to set preferences
- Creating a script to watermark designs
- Creating a script to transpose characters
Skill Level Beginner
Layout and Composition with InDesignwith Nigel French1h 27m Appropriate for all
Using Word and InDesign Togetherwith Anne-Marie Concepción3h 30m Intermediate
1. Get Started
2. Find and Install Scripts
3. Edit a Script
5. Reference InDesign Objects with a Script
6. Create a Script to Configure Preferences and Defaults
7. Create a Script to Add Document Watermarks
8. Create a Script to Transpose Two Characters
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