Thanks John! I'll have a go at this tutorial, and let you know if it's the right one.
in case you have to do any if => else decisions in the process you have to use a more advanced tool (e.g. InCatalog) and/or hire a scripter. Sometimes even when using tools like InCatalog one has to use some scripts to fine-tune results of composition.
Thanks Uwe (great name btw!)
I'm completely new to scripting so will rely heavily on what's out there. The way I see it, we're not the first company to have a requirement like this so there must be an answer out there. I'm happy that there will be some manual tweaking along the way which just might not be possible with scripting or any other plugins.
What site(s) would recommend for learning some basic scripting if I do go down the InCatalog route with fine tuning?
Mondottica wrote:… What site(s) would recommend for learning some basic scripting if I do go down the InCatalog route with fine tuning?
But the most important thing you have to have is: patience.
The second most important thing: patience (again).
Patience with yourself and the ability to turn frustration to ambition.
There are some books around for beginners (Peter Kahrel, Grant Gamble, Gregor Fellenz (German)), some video courses (Gerald Singelmann (German)) also some in English on Lynda.com, some websites for experienced scripters (e.g. Marc Autret's www.indiscripts.com) and phantastic DOM documentations from Jongware and Gregor Fellenz where you can easily find objects, properties, values, methods with some explanations.
And there is the InDesign Scripting Forum where you can exchange experience with fellow scripters:
And be forewarned:
Writing scripts can be highly addictive. :-)
That has to be the most exciting warning I've ever come across :-)