Author note: In Adobe InDesign CS6, the changes to InDesign's scripting DOM are absolutely minimal. Therefore, the information in this title is valid and up to date for CS6.
Updated: August 2010. Author Peter Kahrel updated this Short Cut to cover InDesign CS5.
InDesign provides a powerful set
of tools for producing beautiful
documents. While you can certainly
do all your work by hand through
InDesign's graphical interface, there
are many times when it's much easier to
write a script. Once you've automated
a task, you can run it over the whole
document, ensuring consistency, or
just when you need it, simplifying and
speeding your layout process. All it
and a willingness to explore InDesign's
Peter Kahrel, was trained as a linguist (MA and PhD) at the University of Amsterdam, and has lived in the UK since 1994. He works as a typesetter and copy-editor for publishers in the UK, the Netherlands, and Germany.
Thanks for writing (and publishing) this book, really!
This book was a lifesaver for me on the other day. The explanation at the beginning about the Object model was the key to most of my problems. Now that I learned how to address certain elements, my scripts started to work just how I wanted! Thanks again clearing things up!