Automating InDesign CS6

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Blog Change for Automating InDesign

Monday, June 17, 2013

As of today, Monday, June 17, Adobe changes the way we will be working with InDesign and the rest of the Creative Suite. It is now CC, not CS5 or CS6. To keep in step with this change, we say goodbye to CS6 and look forward to working with the Creative Cloud (CC).  More

Placeholder Text for InCopy Users

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

In last week's post we explored one way you could make the transition to using InCopy as the text editor of choice for your users. It involved using a simple script to access files from a pre-determined common folder. The simple act of being able to use a keyboard shortcut to access a file instead of folder diving can make a difference in how the user may respond to a change in workflow. You can make the new workflow even more acceptable by including placeholder text as part of each story. More

InCopy Assignment Workflow_part 1

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

It has been said that there is nothing that people fear more than change. This is especially true when it comes to a change in a production workflow. Consider a workflow where copywriters and editors use their text editor of choice (not InCopy). When you assign a story to a copywriter the only criteria may be "make it about 1000 words". From there, you, the designer need to make whatever copy you receive fit. So you cut, squeeze, modify layout, add pull quotes; in other words, you do whatever you can to make the text fit, often at the sacrifice of your well thought out layout. But more importantly, with a substantial increase in production time. The time differential is of no concern to the copywriter, it was enough to have to try to come up with "about 1000 words."  More

Adobe InCopy Coming to Creative Cloud

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Creative Cloud and CC Apps More

Got Fractions?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Got Fractions? More

New Document Script

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

With all that is new coming to InDesign and the rest of the Creative Suite (now Creative Cloud) we will be turning our attention to tips and tricks for working with some of the new features. But first, before we close the door on our script for creating a new document, we might think of a scenario that happens all too often when we present a new script to the user.  More

Adobe MAX News Flash

Monday, May 06, 2013

Adobe MAX More

Scripting New Document _ Create Document and Save

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

With this blog we will polish off our script to automate the creation of a new document for print. At this point, we have the following functionality: More

Scripting New Document_User Preferences

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In the last two blogs we have started a script to automate the creation of a new document. When complete the script is designed to allow the user to choose a number of options from a custom dialog. The values returned will be used to automatically create a new document. Among the values to be chosen from the user will be the following: More

Scripting New Documents_importStyles

Monday, April 15, 2013

When you create a new document there are five major steps you most likely will take: More