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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Real time Currency Conversion within Adobe InDesign
If you are working with financial data within Adobe InDesign in order to build catalogs, financial reports or menu maybe, you may need to convert prices from one currency to another. Of course, you shouldn’t have to deal with currency conversion as it is your client ‘s responsibility to provide them. But you end up […]
What Automation Solutions for your Production
Any company facing increasing production comes to this conclusion : how produce better, faster and more efficiently ? Of course, first step is rationalisation. The hunt for bad process is open : you set procedures and try to reach a production efficiency optimum. Hey it works…for now. Soon enough production is speeding again and the previous patchs […]
Script debugging : a call for your files !
We are about to update our scripts. We may need you production files for our tests. Hence we hope to cover a maximum of cases and later release scripts that will perfectly match your daily needs. We guarantee a absolute privacy with your files and their removal once we used them. Don’t forget to precise the script […]
Where to find Scripts for InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator…?
A few years ago, I came to the conclusion that finding scripts for Adobe Software was really an adventure. Of course, there was Adobe Exchange, an official platform gathering scripts, plug-ins and files. However, the difficult submission process and the limited content appeared to me as not representative of all the greatness of available resources. […]
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 […]