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External resources and news (InDesign, scripting, and beyond).

Indiscripts Temporary Archives [UPDATE]

Some scripts we designed in the past for InDesign CS/CS2/CS3—and even CS4—are no longer available or maintained. But, from time to time we still receive queries for these old files—such as IndexBrutal, IndexMatic, Claquos, Equalizer, HurryCover, BookBarcodeCS3… Here is a special repository dedicated to frustrated users.

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InDesignScripts | Clean List Timeline on Twitter/X

Go to InDesignScripts from your Twitter/X account! A clean list focusing on InDesign, scripts and more.

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“Professional Photoshop UXP”

Professional Photoshop UXP, a comprehensive guide to unlocking Photoshop's potential.In the realm of Adobe techs, the underutilization of certain features is a puzzle I've long pondered. My theory revolves around the absence of an omniscient narrator, someone capable of weaving the intricate tales of these technologies into a coherent story. Enter Davide Barranca, a rare expert who, standing at the crossroads of Ps mastery and the technological labyrinth of UXP, extracts and shares the keys we all need to forge ahead. Whether you're immersed in the world of Photoshop or exploring the potential of UXP, Professional Photoshop UXP is the compass you've been seeking…

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« Optimiser InDesign pour les documents longs »

Optimiser InDesign pour les documents longs (avec les scripts et le GREP), par Laurent TournierUn nouveau livre-arsenal de Laurent Tournier vient de paraître : Optimiser InDesign pour les documents longs — Avec les scripts et le GREP. Si vous pensiez à une aimable mise en jambes agrémentée de quelques points de doctrine, vous êtes loin du compte ! Le PDF que l'auteur nous a communiqué en primeur recense plus de 200 scripts du monde entier, tous testés en situation, et le même volume de commandes GREP couvrant les problématiques les plus étendues. L'idée était déjà géniale en soi, mais la mise en œuvre, par sa densité et sa précision, fait tomber à la renverse…

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Meet Kasyan Servetsky, InDesign Wizard!

At the same time graphic designer, illustrator, prepress expert and scripting guru, Kasyan Servetsky has become one of the most active resource sharers in our microcosm. The InDesign community knows him well (but not enough for my taste!) because of the dozens of great utilities he has created over the past two decades: converters, batch processors, link managers, image resizers, font collectors, and many other gems. Let's step into the lab of this productivity freak…

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IndexMatic³ in the Spotlight of CreativePro Magazine

If we judged the value of a magazine by the merit it gives to our work, I could tell you straight away, without further proof, that CreativePro is an excellent magazine! But that's not the real reason why I think so. In his review of IndexMatic³ published this month, Jeff Potter offers a meticulous and thoughtful exploration of what the product does and doesn't do, who it is for, from what perspective and for what purposes…

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À bâtons rompus chez Swash

Swash Formation, une équipe de pédagogues passionnés et créatifs.

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Getting Started with IDJS (InDesign UXP Scripting Format)

The funniest thing I've read about the ExtendScript-to-UXP migration is in the (AI-generated?) documentation from Adobe: “ExtendScript uses an antiquated version of JavaScript (ES3), from the era when JavaScript was coded on punched cards.” LOL! Adobe is trying to make us feel like our JSX scripts are ancient artifacts, but let's see if IDJS will actually bring about a technological revolution in InDesign…

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The Definitive Tutorial on Bézier Curves

The Beauty of Bézier Curves, by Freya Holmér

Freya Holmér premiered in August a grandiose tutorial video, The Beauty of Bézier Curves, that every developer and/or graphic designer should watch! Especially if you are interested in the internal coding of outlines and path points in InDesign…

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Finally, a Clean “OpenType Features” Dialog in InDesign!

OpenType Features, version 1, by Roland Dreger

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† Theunis de Jong (1966–2020)

Tribute to Theunis de JongBetter known under his nickname “Jongware”, my colleague and friend Theunis de Jong died on November 28 at the age of 54. The InDesign community loses one of its brightest stars, indisputably the most prolific “problem solver” in the scripting realm during the last twenty years. (Tribute)

InDesign Magazine Special Reprint: Most Valuable Plug-Ins

IndyFont named one of the Top 10 Most Valuable Plug-ins in InDesign Magazine #137!

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GREP et InDesign, deuxième édition

GREP et InDesign, nouvelle édition revue et augmentée, par Laurent TournierBref billet pour aviser nos lecteurs de la nouvelle édition du guide de référence GREP et InDesign de Laurent Tournier. Hébergée par indigrep.com et délivrée au format PDF pour la (trop) modique somme de 10 €, cette nouvelle mouture répond aux requêtes de mise à jour qui n'en finissaient plus de submerger l'auteur. Il faut dire que l'édition inaugurale (publiée à l'époque chez Dunod) datait de… 2009 ! On imagine qu'en onze ans pas mal de nouveautés et de subtilités se sont insinuées dans le moteur d'expressions régulières d'InDesign. Ce nouveau volume, intelligemment retravaillé sur le fond et sur la forme, devrait combler les insatiables du GREP pour la décennie à venir…

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Échantillonnez vos glyphes avec DeliverGlyphs

Jean loup Fusz vient de mettre en ligne DeliverGlyphs, un script InDesign qui produit instantanément, dans un intervalle donné, le jeu de glyphes de la police courante. Simple, propre, efficace.

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Feature Request | Could InDesign Make “No Break” Smarter?

While hyphenation settings can be adjusted at the Paragraph level, Character options only provide a boolean “No Break” attribute which prevents line breaks whatever the location of the text in the layout. There are cases where this binary parameter seems too rigid…

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HOTFIX | InDesign CC 2019 (14.0.2) MacOS

On June 27, Adobe has released a KBdoc hotfix which is required on any macOS platform to get our products working in InDesign 14.0.2.

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“ScriptUI Dialog Builder” by Joonas Pääkkö

Simple, clean, and interactive tool for building ScriptUI dialogs.

A few weeks ago, the Finnish developer Joonas Pääkkö soberly released a web app for designing ScriptUI dialogs, from scratch, just using a graphical interface. In the words of G. Singelmann, a truly amazing “ScriptUI Scaffolder.” Prepare to be wowed…

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IDUG Paris : présentation IdExtenso [PDF]

IdExtenso s'invite à l'IDUGCe mardi, l'équipe du InDesign User Group Paris a accueilli votre serviteur en grandes pompes — enfin, pointure 42, n'exagérons rien — pour une initiation en douceur au framework IdExtenso. Plutôt que de m'égarer dans une technicité inaudible, j'ai profité de cette invitation pour rassembler quelques repères sur le scripting InDesign, échantillons à l'appui, avec des pistes pour les développeurs plus motivés. En résulte un PDF que j'ai la faiblesse de tenir pour un bon préambule si vous vous lancez dans l'automatisation pour InDesign : IdExtenso-Slides.pdf (1,4 Mo).

IdExtenso: ExtendScript Framework for InDesign Ninjas

Driven by a mix of vanity and liberalness I decided to make public the building blocks of my InDesign scripting framework, which I called IdExtenso. The alpha release is now available on my GitHub account and will be regularly extended in the coming weeks and months…

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« Grep et InDesign » en PDF

Indigrep.com, le site du Grep de Laurent TournierMon confrère Laurent Tournier, animateur du site indigrep.com, rend disponible au format PDF son fameux guide GREP et InDesign CS3/CS4 pour la modique somme de 10 €. À ne pas manquer !

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