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The ExtendScript Toolkit (ESTK)
Creating a Script In and Running it From the ESTK
InDesign’s Object Model
The Object Model Viewer
Trick: Running Scripts Really Quickly
Adding, Replacing, and Removing Text
Styling Text with a Character Style
Styling Text with a Paragraph Style
A Keyboard Shortcut for Semibold
Lower-Casing Acronyms with GREP
Processing All Tables in a Document
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Scripting InDesign CS3/4 with JavaScript

Scripting InDesign CS3/4 with JavaScript

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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 setof tools for producing beautifuldocuments. While you can certainlydo all your work by hand throughInDesign's graphical interface, thereare many times when it's much easier towrite a script. Once you've automateda task, you can run it over the wholedocument, ensuring consistency, orjust when you need it, simplifying andspeeding your layout process. All ittakes is a bit of JavaScript knowledgeand a willingness to explore InDesign'sprogramming features.

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 setof tools for producing beautifuldocuments. While you can certainlydo all your work by hand throughInDesign's graphical interface, thereare many times when it's much easier towrite a script. Once you've automateda task, you can run it over the wholedocument, ensuring consistency, orjust when you need it, simplifying andspeeding your layout process. All ittakes is a bit of JavaScript knowledgeand a willingness to explore InDesign'sprogramming features.

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