3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2008 2:28 PM by [Jongware]

    Where is the Scripting Reference PDF for CS3?

      In older versions of of ID Adobe provided a scripting guide pdf with a full object model reference with all elements and their properties and methods for AS, JS and VB.

      Now the scripting guides for ID CS3 only have a bunch of example scripts and some explanations.

      Where is the real "Reference"?
        • 1. Re: Where is the Scripting Reference PDF for CS3?
          Martin Fischer Level 2
          Hi,

          there is no Scripting Reference PDF for CS3 available.
          You will find the Scripting Reference in ExtendScript Toolkit (document object model).
          And you will find it in HTML-format (converted using XSLT) as told in http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx?128@@.3bc44040

          "The entire help suite can be found under http://www.jongware.binaries.indesigncs3jshelp.zip, a 1,441Kb zipped file, unpacking to 765 individual files occupies some 5Mb of your hard disk space. "

          Regards
          Martin Fischer
          • 2. Re: Where is the Scripting Reference PDF for CS3?
            Level 1
            Thanks for your fast reply.

            For Applescript I just found an online version here.

            http://indesignscriptingreference.com/cs3/applescript/

            but it still doesn't list the methods like the pdf's used to.
            I guess I have to learn JavaScript.
            • 3. Re: Where is the Scripting Reference PDF for CS3?
              [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant
              Schedule Boy,

              As was noticed in another thread about pretty much the same subject, Martin's link does not work.

              http://www.jongware.com/binaries/indesigncs3jshelp.zip

              That's it. My site, binaries folder, a zip file. Easy as the square root of π.

              >I guess I have to learn JavaScript.

              It's not that difficult. (... providing you're not planning to
              i begin
              with something difficult!) -- but you'll appreciate it when you have to run the same script on both Macs and PCs. And there's always someone here to help you out if necessary.