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How to convert idml to image via soap

Mar 30, 2012 9:09 AM

Tags: #scripting #soap

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I need the very simple functionality in my application to convert an idml file to image. I will have access to InDesign Server through SOAP but am having trouble understanding the process for actually doing this.

I have not used SOAP services in forever, and even then only for a few simple things so can someone explain the process to me?

From digging through the dozens of scattered pdfs it seems like the process has something to do with passing a javascript script to the server which will then execute against the InDesign API.

  1. Is this summation correct?
  2. How is the idml file itself passed to the server?
  3. I can't find an actual Api anywhere. How do I 'export idml to tiff' for example?

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