Automating Adobe InDesign 2017


Automating InDesign WrapUp for 2017

Sunday, December 31, 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 scripts with document resources for testing to our website. Watch for the announcement.


Feb 11 Automating a Heart in InDesign
HeartShape.scpt
Custom Dialog (name, fill, stroke, size) text editbox, measurement editbox, dropdown)
Apr 6 Animate CC for InDesign
Alien animation -  Publish Online: https://indd.adobe.com/view/f87ad262-49f9-4e5c-a727-a3ddd3d62a7a 
Apr 15 Animating Adobe InDesign I (beginning)
Animation Encyclopedia Properties
Apr 21 Animating Adobe InDesign II (Buttons, Multi-state objects)
(Button exception; timing settings are for spread)
Button animation behavior: example for AppleScript, JavaScript
Apr 30 Animating Adobe InDesign III (Animating Page Items)
Works with script provided by Adobe. script preferences.
TestAnimation.scpt
TestTimingSettings.scpt
May 07 Animating Adobe InDesign IV (Animating with a Timeline)
TimelineAnimation.scpt
May 26 Animating Adobe InDesign V (rectangle)
CreateRectangle (AppleScript, ExtendScript) - on myMakeRectangle()
MoveRectangle.scpt
RunOnThenOff.scpt
June 03 Animating Adobe InDesign VI (Animate Airplane)
Airplane animates around globe.
Airplane (AppleScript and Extendscript)
June 27 Animating Adobe InDesign VII (Animation Settings, setting path points)
Setting animation settings for objects, Adding Timing (Keyframes), Adding Rotation
Path Points (AppleScript, ExtendScript)
GetMotionPathPoints - on makeDefaultRectangle (spreadRef, gBounds, objStyle)
July 23 Animating Adobe InDesign VIII (Animate Wagon)
toCurrentLocation.scpt - on toCurrentLocation (objRef, dTime, dTravel, numTimes, tOffsets)
ToCurrentlocation.jsx
MyWagon (AppleScript and ExtendScript) - setRotateProps() handler and function
July 31 Animating Adobe InDesign IX (Bar Chart)
AnimateBarChart_final.scpt barChart_template.indt
barChart.scpt
on makeBar (parentObj, pTop, pLeft, dataItem, objStyle, tStyle)
on growIt (objRef, dTime, xScale, yScale, tOffsets, hideIt)
on fadeIn (objRef, dTime, oArray)
on getLongest (theList, theIndex)
DiagonalLine.scpt
Aug 14 TextOnPath (setting properties for text on path: start/end bracket)
on getSelection()
on makeParagraphStyle (docRef, styleName, styleProps)
on stylePath (textPathRef, textItem, textIndex, parastyleRef)
TextOnAPath.scpt
Badge.scpt
Aug 22 Dialog for TextOnAPath (Custom Dialog, tell/with, every/everyItem())
(enabling group, dropdown; selected index/selectedIndex)
DialogTemplate.scpt
DialogTemolate.jsx
Aug 29 Automate InDesign Graphic Export with AppleScript I
ExportGraphics.scpt - on exportItems(), on getDocRef()
Sept 6 Automate InDesign Graphic Export With AppleScript II
on userDialog (folderList: "desktop", "home folder", "document folder")
dialog with enabling groups, checkbox control
on checkFolder (folderPath, folderName) --creates folder if not exists
on setExportPrefs (exportPrefs), on doExport (docRef, jpgPath, pngPath, choiceList)
Sept 12 Managing Script Handlers in AppleScript
getDocRef.scpt - on getDocRef()
on showMessage(myMessage)
Simple Template for Handlers
on getDocumentFolder (docRef)
Sept 19 Restoring InDesign Preferences
(capture/restore preferences used: User Interaction level for user dialog
User Dialog (Applescript, Extendscript) - userDialog handler and function
Measurement Units (using script preferences; Applescript, Extendscript)
Measurement Units (using view preferences; Applescript, Extendscript)
CreateAndName_MultiplePageItems.scpt
on makeTitlebox (6 arguments)
on makeRectangle (9 arguments)
on makeLayer(parentRef, layerName, atTop)
Sept 28 InDesign Script Handlers (Functions, Export to HTML with CSS)
makeTextFrame.scpt (13 arguments)
makeTextFrame.js
TextFrameWithStyle.scpt (GrayFillWithBorder object style, Heading1 parastyle)
TextFrameWithStyle.js (only 5 arguments)
Oct 15 Automate Documents and Styling with AppleScript (using templates, place text)
Paragraph Styles, Next Paragraph Style
DocFromTemplate.scpt (with Template in Templates Folder)
NewDocWithStyles (import object and text styles)
on getImportFile() (choose file default location)
Oct 26 Embedded Image Report
Writes report to plain text file
ImageReport_fileSave.scpt
imageReport.scpt
Nov 6 Release Anchored Items
UnanchorSplineItems.scpt
UnanchorSplineItems.js on getDocRef()
getObjStyle(docRef, styleName, WrapAmt)
Nov 23 Script an InDesign Document Book Cover
creates preset named "6x9Book" if not exists; Uses resize
BookCover.scpt
BookCover.js
Dec 9 Single Page Calendar SinglePageCalendar_blog.indt
SinglePageCalendar_Blog.scpt
Dec 17 Placing Multiple Images Multiple Times
Catalog.scpt
ListItems.scpt (same as catalog but images are placed at beginning of paragraphs)
End of Story.scpt (same as catalog only one image is placed at end of stories.)
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