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Chapter 2. Top Ten “Gotchas” for PageMak... > “Is there any way to import my PageM...

“Is there any way to import my PageMaker dictionary and scripts?”

Unfortunately, at this time there is no functionality in InDesign for importing your user dictionaries and/or scripts from PageMaker. When you use the Dictionary feature in InDesign (Edit>Dictionary), it creates hyphenation and spelling lists that are stored, by default, outside the document on the computer where InDesign is installed. You can also store these exception lists inside any InDesign document, which makes it easier when you move that document to other computers. (See Chapter 21 for more on dictionaries.)

PageMaker’s scripts have to be rewritten from scratch. The good news is the InDesign is even more scriptable than PageMaker, and you can use AppleScript (on the Mac), VisualBasic (in Windows), or JavaScript (cross-platform).


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