How to choose between XML Import and Datamerge ?
During an InDesign User Group Meeting in Paris, a spectator asked me this simple question : “How to choose between XML Import and Datamerge ?”. A vast topic I tried to cover in a short time. I take this opportunity to speak further and hopefully provide elements of a response to make your final choice. Context matters It’s all about your layout […]
InDesignSecrets presents our InlineMerge script
InDesignSecrets does us the honor once again of introducing a product of ours to its readers : InlineMerge. This script extends datamerge feature by generating all the records inline in a same box. It’s a perfect tool for anyone that wants to create directories without using XML injection or buying plug-ins for for single use only. Formerly, […]
Launch of our new website !
Some may have noticed that our website has been completely redesigned. The former design was very well received. However, as our studio has evolved, there was a growing gap between our services and our image. It was time to rethink our website and we are happy to introduce it in its new livery. We hope you will […]
Seen on TV !
In 2011, Stéphane Baril & David Deraedt, both pre-sales consultants at Adobe France and facilitators of the late”Chips & Tips” webshow invited Marc Autret and I to an InDesign Scripting introduction. One may consider the video as old but the content remains completely valid. If you are new to scripts or wish to learn more, […]
Add highly customized Text Variables to InDesign
InDesign text variables are really powerful. I recently saw a forum post where some people was asking if it was possible to add the computer name to the InDesign text variables. At first, I was about to answer him “no, you can’t”. And the fact is you normally can’t…Unless you get some InDesign Scripting in the […]
Make ASCII Art with InDesign
Do you like ASCII Art ? Me too ! A few weeks ago, I have been started thinking if it could be possible to generate ASCII Art from any regular InDesign Content. The concept is easy : take an image and translate every pixel into a representative character. How could I possibly introduce that idea within InDesign […]
Happy New Year 2013
So Maya were wrong. No end of the World in 2012 and that’s good news. What a pity if our automation solutions had such a short existence. What a relief, our scripts, extensions and XML Workflow will remain beneficial for 2013 and beyond as no “End of the World” is expected soon. We will keep on […]