Adobe InDesign CS4 Scripting Tutorial

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Adobe InDesign CS4 Scripting Tutorial
Introduction … 5
Getting started … 5
Installing scripts … 6
Running a script … 6
Using the scripts panel … 6
About scripting languages … 7
JavaScript … 7
Windows … 7
Mac OS … 8
Which scripting language should you use? … 8
How to use the scripts in this document … 8
Your first InDesign script … 9
AppleScript … 9
JavaScript … 9
VBScript … 9
Walking through the script … 10
Scripting and the InDesign object model … 11
Scripting terminology … 11
Comments … 11
Values … 11
Variables … 13
Operators … 15
Conditional statements … 15
Control structures … 15
Functions and handlers … 16
Understanding the InDesign object model … 16
Looking at the InDesign object model … 18
Measurements and positioning … 24
Adding features to “Hello World” … 25
AppleScript … 25
JavaScript … 26
VBScript … 27
Constructing a document … 29
Setting up measurement units and master spread margins … 31
Adding a baseline grid … 32
Adding master page items … 33
Adding master text frames … 35
Overriding master page items and adding text … 37
Adding and applying a paragraph style … 38
Placing a text file … 40
Placing a graphic … 41
 

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