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Chapter 12. Scripting > Getting Started

Getting Started

For your first script, try the “Hello World” examples in the Scripting Guide. They’re short, they show you how to create a new document, create a new text frame, add text to the text frame, and apply formatting to that text. After that, start thinking about what you’d like to do with scripting. Is there some task you do in InDesign every day that’s driving you crazy?

Wait—we’ve got one! When you want to get an object or series of objects out of a frame you’ve pasted them into, you end up doing a lot of selecting, cutting, and pasting. A script that could remove all of the objects from a frame (while maintaining the positions they occupied in the frame) would save you time and trouble. Right? Let’s go!


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