If you are working on a Mac, Applescript isn't that hard. I'm not the brightest bulb in the pack and I can do it. Start by opening up some of the supplied scripts in Script Editor. There are Applescripts that are very complex, but an "action" script is usually limited in scope and simple. Do you have an example Action that you'd like to have?
Placed a Word document with mathamatic formulas which origanally came from Scientific Workplace (This program is based on Latex).
All formulas are inline graphics AND imbedded .eps files.
The .eps files need to bee unembed in the link panel menu
In the folowing Popup shows the text "Unembed file ... Do you want to link to the original files"
The dialog Choose a Folder follows. Then you need to choose or create a folder.
Followed by selecting the inline graphic in InDesign
Palet menu Links choose Edit Original
The .eps file will be opened in Illustrator
In Illustrator i allready made some Actions
After editing the eps file in Illustrator i go back to InDesign
Relink the files in het Links panel
With a few hundred formulas (imbedded inline graphics) you can understand that it whould be great to have Actions in InDesign. But if you think it is possible to make a script... Just let me know...
Nobody participating in thei s forum is in a position ot be able to answer questions about what might or might not be included in any future release. We'll all have to wait for the public announcements.
I need to import an XML file, export pdf, import a different XML, export pdf, etc etc 150 times.
If you are doing the same transformations repeatedly, you can do one frame, then select as many more as possible (i.e, the rest that are on the spread or all that are on another spread), then Object > Transform > Transform Again > Transform Sequence Again Individually. This is not quite as nice as an action, but comes fairly close, and you can edit the keyboard shortcuts to assigne a shortcut to the command if yo need to use it a lot.
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