In my previous blog  I promised to discuss a scripting sample. Well, here it is.

In my previous blog  I promised to discuss a scripting sample. Well, here it is.

A common problem in production systems is the following: there are many template layouts, all having the same style definitions. Once you need to update a style definition, you need to make the change in every single template layout, which is a lot of work.

(BTW Instead of creating many different template layouts having the same styles, you could also create a single template layout with multiple masters in it. This prevents the duplication of style definitions and you would not have the problem above).

The manual method of updating all templates would be:

  1. designate one of the template documents as the master in which you have made the required style changes
  2. query all template documents 
  3. open the first template document
  4. update the style definitions by importing all (text) styles from the designated master document
  5. save and close the template document
  6. repeat this for all other templates

Let's turn this into a script which automates the task. 

Reading the remainder of the blog requires a basic understanding of programming, preferably in javascript. Please make sure you have access to Adobe's InDesign Scripting Guide and the Smart Connection Scripting guide. 
 

Adobe Creative Suite CS6 offered a wealth of new features to users of InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Adobe Creative Suite CS6 offered a wealth of new features to users of InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 benefited from some greatly enhanced video creation and editing features, and anyone designing interactive documents for the iPad and other tablets should get familiar with these new features. Other Adobe applications for creating video and motion graphics have used timelines for quite some time, but now photoshop users can leverage the power of a timeline effectively without necessarily having to learn another application.

Update: if you really want to go deep into the video editing features in Photoshop and learn them end to end, here's a great resource by Photoshop guru Colin Smith.

With the development teams now joined at the hip, WoodWing speeds up Elvis DAM development. We're off to a good start in 2013 with Elvis DAM 3.6, the first update since the acquisition of Elvis DAM by WoodWing. Major features like Taxonomy and Sharing have been added, with a lot more underway for the near-future roadmap. 

With the development teams now joined at the hip, WoodWing speeds up Elvis DAM development. We're off to a good start in 2013 with Elvis DAM 3.6, the first update since the acquisition of Elvis DAM by WoodWing. Major features like Taxonomy and Sharing have been added, with a lot more underway for the near-future roadmap. 

The last quarter of the year was an interesting time for observers of the German newspaper market. Mid November, the publisher of the highly respected daily Frankfurter Rundschau filed for insolvency. Four weeks later, the publishing house Axel Springer launched the paywall for Die Welt – with a reach of 862,000 readers one of the leading daily newspapers in Europe.  Paywalls in the German newspaper market are not extraordinary anymore – on its Web site the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers currently lists 31 daily newspapers running a paywall. Interestingly, most of them rely on a hard paywall, only 5 use a metered model, granting free access to a specific number of articles per month.  

The last quarter of the year was an interesting time for observers of the German newspaper market. Mid November, the publisher of the highly respected daily Frankfurter Rundschau filed for insolvency. Four weeks later, the publishing house Axel Springer launched the paywall for Die Welt – with a reach of 862,000 readers one of the leading daily newspapers in Europe. 

Paywalls in the German newspaper market are not extraordinary anymore – on its Web site the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers currently lists 31 daily newspapers running a paywall. Interestingly, most of them rely on a hard paywall, only 5 use a metered model, granting free access to a specific number of articles per month.
 

The Japanese newspaper industry is famous for having some of the largest dailies in the world. One of the largest, Mainichi Shimbun, with a daily circulation of four million, has been a WoodWing customer since adopting WoodWing Enterprise-based digital publishing workflow in early 2010 for the award winning photo news journal iPad app, photoJ. Based on the success of the photoJ project, Mainichi launched the daily digital newspaper TAP-i in May of 2012, immediately rising to the top rank of iPad and iPhone Newsstand apps in Japan.

The Japanese newspaper industry is famous for having some of the largest dailies in the world. One of the largest, Mainichi Shimbun, with a daily circulation of four million, has been a WoodWing customer since adopting WoodWing Enterprise-based digital publishing workflow in early 2010 for the award winning photo news journal iPad app, photoJ. Based on the success of the photoJ project, Mainichi launched the daily digital newspaper TAP-i in May of 2012, immediately rising to the top rank of iPad and iPhone Newsstand apps in Japan.

At the recent JANPS Japanese Newspaper Production Show held in Tokyo, WoodWing was well represented by Gold Partner Visual Processing Japan (VPJ). At the VPJ booth throughout the three days of the event, Mr. Masaaki Kasuya, General Manager of Mainichi Newspaper's New Media Division and leader of both the photoJ and TAP-i projects, presented his findings from the past twenty-six months of rapid advancements.