Scripting is the most powerful feature in Adobe® InDesign® CS3. No other feature can save you as much time, trouble, and money as scripting.
This document is for every InDesign user. If you never created a script before, we show you how to get started. If you wrote scripts for other applications, we show you how to apply your knowledge to InDesign scripting.
The document also covers how to install and run an InDesign script and describes what InDesign scripting can and cannot do. We discuss the software you need to start writing your own scripts.
After you learn the basics of InDesign scripting in this tutorial, you can move on to Adobe InDesign CS3 Scripting Guide, which explores scripting in more depth. Adobe InDesign CS3 Scripting Guide contains hundreds of tutorial scripts covering topics like text formatting, finding and changing text, associating scripts with menu items, drawing objects on a page, and exporting documents.
We tend to think of scripting in terms of long, repetitive tasks, like laying out a phone book. It also is good for things like the following:
• Automating the myriad, small, annoying tasks you face every day.
• Customizing InDesign to match your work habits and layouts.
• Achieving creative effects that would be difficult or impossible to attain by other means.
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