Join Keith Gilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Decision making and looping, part of InDesign: Scripting Made Easy.
- Sometimes, you will need a way to include…decision-making or looping in a script.…This is where something called a control structure…come in handy.…We're going to look at five useful control structures.…First, we'll look at what are called if-else statements.…Next, we'll look at for loops.…Third, we'll check out something called…a try-catch statement.…Next, we'll look at switch statements.…And we'll conclude by looking at…a do-while loop.…
I've listed these here in what I would anticipate…is the order of frequency of use.…In other words,…I think you'll encounter the if-else statement…and the for loop really quite frequently in your scripts…and you'll use the switch statement…and the do-while loop probably less frequently,…at least based on my experience.…Let's look at examples of each of these in use.…In InDesign, you're going to want to open…the file called Control_Structures.indd…and there in your scripts panel,…flip open the 04_03 folder.…
We're going to try each of these five scripts…that are listed here…and see what they do…
- 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
InDesign CC 2013 Essential Trainingwith David Blatner9h 30m Beginner
InDesign: Layout and Compositionwith Nigel French1h 27m Appropriate for all
Word and InDesign: Integrationwith Anne-Marie Concepción3h 29m 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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