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InDesign JavaScript

G Com Solutions
Course summary
Corporate Training for Teams
3 days
Nationwide
Course Dates
United Kingdom
Variable depending on group number

Course description

In-house computer training courses

GCom Solutions  - On-Site Computer Training Courses in the UK - One-to-one and group training

This course is suitable for those with prior experience and covers: database relationships; working with tables; working with queries; ? working with forms; and working with reports.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Our InDesign Scripting course shows users how to automate InDesign page layout tasks using JavaScript. Although InDesign scripts can also be created using Visual Basic (Windows only) or AppleScript (Macintosh only), JavaScript has the adavantage of being cross platform. The course is aimed at experienced users of InDesign CS2 and assumes little or no programming experience.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

A G Com Solutions Certificate of Attendance is issued on course completion.

Training Course Content

Our InDesign Scripting course shows users how to automate InDesign page layout tasks using JavaScript. Although InDesign scripts can also be created using Visual Basic (Windows only) or AppleScript (Macintosh only), JavaScript has the adavantage of being cross platform. The course is aimed at experienced users of InDesign CS2 and assumes little or no programming experience.

Course Outline

Scripting Basics

Introduction to scripting , What is scripting, Why use scripting, What about macros, Making script files readable, Commenting the script, Continuing long lines in JavaScript, Objects and classes, Object references, Values, Variables, Variable names, Assigning values to variables, Array variables, Converting values from one type to another, Finding the value type of a variable, Operators, Methods, Control structures, Conditional statements, Loops, Subroutines and handlers, , Getting Started with InDesign Scripting

Measurements and positioning, Coordinates, Measurement units, The InDesign document object model, Looking at the InDesign object model, Using palettes to manage scripts, Using the Scripts palette, Using the Script Label palette, Testing and troubleshooting, JavaScript debugging, , Using ExtendScript Tools and Features

The ExtendScript Toolkit, Configuring the Toolkit window, Selecting a debugging target, Selecting scripts, Tracking data, The JavaScript console, The call stack, The Script Editor, Debugging in the Toolkit

Basic document management

Creating a new document, Opening a document, Closing a document, Saving a document

Basic page layout

Defining page size and document length, Defining bleed and slug areas, Setting page margins and columns, Changing the pasteboard's appearance, , Using guides and grids

Defining guides, Setting grid preferences, Snapping to guides and grids, Changing measurement units and ruler, , Defining and applying document presets

Creating a preset by copying values, Creating a preset using new values, Using a preset, Setting up master spreads

Setting text-formatting defaults

Setting application text defaults, Setting the active document's defaults, Using text defaults, Adding XMP metadata, Creating a document template

Printing a document

Printing using page ranges, Setting print preferences, Using printer presets, Creating printer presets from printing preferences, , Exporting a document as PDF, , Using current PDF export options, Setting PDF export options and exporting pages separately, Exporting a range of pages

, Exporting pages as EPS, , Exporting all pages, Exporting a range of pages, Controlling export options

Expenses

£1,350 for one-to-one training

£1,650 for groups of up to 6 people

£1,950 for groups of up to 12 people

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G Com Solutions Limited

G Com Solutions design customised and effective online training solutions in partnership with our clients; which equip their people with the computer skills necessary to work more productively and effectively. By delivering our training online, we are able to save...


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Kemp House, City Road
EC1V 2NX London

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