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InDesign CS5 Automation Using XML & JavaScript by [Gamble, Grant]
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Length: 522 pages
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About the Author

Grant Gamble is a developer and trainer based in London. He has more than 20 years of computing experience and has been building websites since the late nineties. He is a senior trainer at TrainingCompany.Com where he regularly conducts Dreamweaver training sessions and workshops.

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  • File Size: 21125 KB
  • Print Length: 522 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1460915380
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: TrainingCompany.Com (September 11, 2013)
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F4X1RKA
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I haven't finished reading the book (because I have to learn JavaScript and XML); However, I would like to say that for a person who has little inclination for learning javascript or any other computer language, the author explains it easily. If you need to learn Javascript and InDesign and XML, I would recommend this book as it cares to explain it in a logical manner. Also, the tutorials look relevant and it makes me want to go through them and really learn them as I realize I need to use those tutorials in my workflow. I will write a follow-up after I am done.
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This is the statement that made me buy this book..." If you want to start using JavaScript and XML to automate InDesign, and are looking for clear and concise guidance on how it all works, this book is all you will need to get up and running." As someone who works on computers and dabbles with design, how often have you wanted to take the next step and were not sure how to create it. You try to take a beginners course only to find out you needed the next step since you already figured out how to do what they just taught you. Maybe you are looking for that reading material that gives you not only the ideas but the steps in order to make it happen.

If this sounds like you then this book titled "InDesign Automation CS5 Using XML And JavaScript" by Grant Gamble may be just what you are looking for and a very good reference book to add to your library. As you have been capturing your productivity you know you can open up hours of your time if you were able to automate the program. Yet, programming language is an art form that must be learned and not everyone jumps into this with both feet. It comes gradually until you know there is no way to move forward without it. Purchase this book and read the step by step instructions on how to move forward and you can be rewarded with time.

The time you save and the tutorials you complete as you learn the techniques will be an eye opening experience and something that you will refer back to when you have questions. Learn to "to manipulate and control key elements of the InDesign object model such as documents, preferences, master spreads, pages, page items, text frames, text, graphics, fonts, styles and tables." This is something that is becoming common place for all computer users.
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My company is planning to base its entire product catalogue for 2012 on XML data sources and I sure needed some help. Heck, I didn't know where to begin! InDesign CSS Automation Using XML & Javascript is coming through for me fortunately. I am making my way through the excellent tutorials and my progress is steady (although I am slow). I appreciate the precept-upon-precept approach and the clear way the author communicates. I found out about it at their InDesignSecrets Internet site and I am sure glad I did.
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There are not many books describing the Object model of Indesign. Although this one scratches the surface it is a good start to get you going. I bought both books but if you doubt buy this one with XML as an extra. I'm also looking for information on speeding up scripts by writing plugins in C# or C++ but there is no word on that topic in this book. I could also do with more information on text manipulation; getting positions back from were your cursor is on a certain character in a paragraph. Perhaps this book should be a course on Linda.com
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Our tech department's staff are superb but they can't do all my work. And my work is tedious but I'm always looking for ways to speed the workflow. Recently I learned about InDesign and this book, InDesign CS5 Automation Using XML & JavaScript (Volume 1) made what I dreaded extremely simple for me because it was written in such clear and concise language. I found scripts (macros) from various websites to automate what I need done in various parts of my job - keep in mind I have never written a script before! - and this book's tutorial approach helped me do what I had planned. In several places, the author (Grant Gamble) actually writes where I felt he was sort of looking over my shoulder as I worked with some of the more difficult scripts and I got through them. But it's only the beginning, now that I've had a taste I want to use far more scripts to give me more time in the day to get to other matters!
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