1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 29, 2010 2:26 PM by Kathe-t

    Automate Indesign With VB.NET




      I need some advice from you. I will explain my current condition and suggest me the solution.


      Currently We are using PageMaker 6.5 to create the packages, these packages contains all the PDF Documents links with Table of Contents.


      using VB6 applicaiton, we are opening the created package file and printing the package file and closing the package file using DDE commands.


      I wants to replicate the same thing in VB.NET. we are planning to replace Pagemaker 6.5 with some other product. We thought we might use Indesign.

      Please suggest , how to automate the Indesign with VB.NET, and Is it suitable replacement for Pagemaker 6.6?




        • 1. Re: Automate Indesign With VB.NET
          Kathe-t Level 1

          I've been using VB.Net (working in Visual Studio 2005) to automate InDesign CS3 tasks for about a year. You can do a lot with it. The biggest problem is that there doesn't seem to be any documentation beyond VS's Object Browser, which only gives you very basic information about objects, properties, and methods and you frequently have to use trial and error to get the syntax right. But so far, I haven't found anything you could do in InDesign using the User Interface that you can't also get it to do with a desktop app written in VB.Net.


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