Adobe InDesign CS4 Server Scripting Guide

(Some materials from Adobe InDesign CS4 Scripting Tutorial is presented here in condensed and modified to work with InDesign Server.) … .

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Adobe InDesign CS4 Server Scripting Guide
Introduction … 5
Intended audience … 5
For more information … 5
InDesign online scripting resources … 6
What you need to script InDesign Server … 6
InDesign CS4 and InDesign Server CS4 … 7
Active document … 8
Active script … 8
Windows … 8
Selection … 8
Dialogs … 8
Copy and paste … 8
Understanding the InDesign Server object model … 9
Looking at the InDesign Server object model … 10
Measurements and positioning … 16
Coordinates … 16
Working with measurement units … 16
Your first InDesign Server script … 17
AppleScript … 17
JavaScript … 18
VBScript … 18
Adding features to “Hello World” … 19
A simple script runner script … 23
Constructing a document … 24
Setting up measurement units and master spread margins … 24
Adding a baseline grid … 27
Adding master page items … 28
Adding master text frames … 30
Overriding master page items and adding text … 32
Adding and applying a paragraph style … 33
Placing a text file … 35
Placing a graphic … 36
Converting an InDesign script to InDesign Server … 39

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