Clone Adobe InDesign Styles attributes in a blink with a script
Over the years, we have been working with high level press and media corporations. For most of them, it implies setting a XML Workflow within InDesign. Whatever the CMS they are equipped with, whatever the format of the publication is, it’s all about XML. But as you know it XML is just (or it should […]
An amazing and limited time offer to update your old PitStop Pro and Pitstop Server licences
If you own old Enfocus PitStop Pro and PitStop Server (up to V10), you have a temporary and unique occasion to update them to the latest version (v13). Let’s have a quick overview of what you have missed since version 11…
5 errors you will do with InDesign XML
XML Import within Adobe InDesign is tricky for rookies. It’s likely you will fall into one of its many pitfalls. You have to follow some rules if you want to get your catalog, directory or book project perfectly populated! Here are 5 errors you will probably do unless you read carefully this article. 1) Ignore the true nature of […]
2016 is full of promises !
Popular wisdom admits that one can send his greetings until last days of January. So it’s really time to do so and wish you all the best for 2016. If you are regular reader of our blog, you may have noticed nothing has been posted for a while. It’s not us loosing interest, it’s just […]
How to improve Printers and Graphic Designers relationship ?
Difficult relations between Printers and Graphic Designers is a long story. Graphic designers?…Gentle dreamers. Printers ?…Stubborn conservatives. In one word ? Conflict yesterday, battle tomorrow, struggle tomorrow. Yet there are tools to improve the relationship between Printers and Graphic Designers. Let’s have a look peacefully.
Just stop DTD validation inside Adobe InDesign…
So you have to validate your InDesign XML structure with a DTD. A DTD consists in determining how your XML structure should look like. DTD is really rigid. I mean, consider DTD as the tough guy who will not make you enter the party if you don’t wear the right clothes. However, that rigidity within InDesign, […]
How to save time with InDesign ?
Time flies inexorably. Client is waiting for the approval. Changes will be required for sure. Fix, resubmit, exports PDFs, upload to the Printer. Hopefully he won’t require changes too. In a good day, round trips will be limited, production acceptable, stress level ok. On the other days, you got used to work under big pressure […]
Event-Driven Programming with ExtendScript
Several years of using Adobe Flex and ActionScript have used us to Event-driven programming. In other words, get separate pieces of code to communicate without direct linking to each other. Events can mean UI events (buttons clicks…) or even application related events (menu calls, documents openings). But we want to talk about something else here. We would […]