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New From Adobe Creative Cloud

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Still wondering about Creative Cloud? More

Creating ePub Documents with Scripts V

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

As part of our project to automate the creation of an EPub using Adobe InDesign CS6, the document skeleton is created using a script. This requires a document preset and a stylesheet.  More

Creating ePub Documents with Scripts IV

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This is the fourth in our series to demonstrate how a simple ePub document can be created using scripts. To create the skeleton for our document, a script named ePubDocFromPreset was used. This script depended on a stylesheet and a document preset having been created prior to running the script. When the script is run, the user is given a dialog box in which to enter a name for the project, and designate the document preset and the stylesheet to be used. The script then creates the document using the document preset and imports styles from the stylesheet. The document is saved in a folder named the same as the project name residing in the Documents folder for the user. If this folder does not exist, it is created.  More

Creating ePubDocuments With Scripts III

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Our last blog introduced you to a script that creates the framework for your ePub document. Here, we start another script that will populate the document and style the text. Each page for our sample document will have a similar structure consisting of three paragraphs: More

Creating ePub Documents With Scripts II

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

In our previous blog we introduced you to a little script "EPubDocFromPreset." The script (written in both AppleScript and ExtendScript) is available for download from the EPub page at yourscriptdoctor.com.  More

Creating ePub Documents with Scripts I

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

While everyone else is making resolutions to get in shape this time of year, perhaps we could make a few resolutions to get our work habits in shape.  More

Kindle Fixed Layout for iPad

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

If you are design-oriented, you want to have total control over how your layout looks when it is viewed on an electronic device. For this you use a fixed layout format. With fixed layout, your images display in the background and your text sits "on top" using absolute positioning.  More

Create Now Sneak Peak

Monday, December 10, 2012

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Publishing to Multiple Devices

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

If you are feeling buried by all of this new technology, you are not alone. So many new devices; so many approaches to the design/develop for mobile devices dilemma. Designers want to be designers, not coders. The sad reality, however, seems to be if there is a one-application-fits-all solution out there (which I have not found to date), the price tag for those that claim to be can be daunting especially for smaller design firms. More

The Problem With Fixed Format

Monday, November 26, 2012

If you want to publish to multiple electronic devices, the ePub format is the most trouble-free way to go. After all, if the book validates, it can be viewed "everywhere." The problem is, ePub is a dynamic format, and does not do well for design-specific books. If you want to create a book that displays the way you designed it, possibly with full spread graphics and maybe some interactivity, you need to use a fixed format. More