Join Keith Gilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Where to find finished scripts, part of InDesign Scripting Made Easy.
If you find yourself thinking,…I really wish that InDesign did this, that,…or the other thing, you are likely…not the first one to think this.…And quite likely someone has already written a script…to at least partially solve your problem.…So, before you go to all the work of creating a script…it's worth checking out a few resources to see…if your problem already has a script solution.…A web search is often the first place to start.…Imagine that I need a script to solve some sort of…a InDesign footnote automation issue that I'm having.…
I might go to Google and type in something like…"Indesign footnote script"…and as soon as I do so I get…a number of hits here that look really quite useful.…The top one is some kind of…a script written by Peter Kahrel,…we'll talk more about him in a second,…where he's got a script that converts footnotes to endnotes.…And there is an entry from, look at this,…lynda.com, where Anne-Marie Concepcion…is talking about a script and a number of…what look like promising entries here.…
So, starting with just a simple web search…
- 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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