Los Angeles InDesign User Group
Scripting InDesign...from the Ground Up
Thu, May 15, 2014, 7:00 PM
Plummer Park Community Center
7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
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Plummer Park extends from Santa Monica on the south to Fountain Ave. on the north. There are parking lots off both streets but the Community Center is closer to Santa Monica Blvd.
Meeting Topic: Scripting InDesign...from the Ground Up
Max Dunn will explore the power of InDesign scripting from several angles: (1) how to run scripts and use scripting even if you are a non-technical designer, (2) how to get started scripting if you want to extend InDesign yourself, and (3) how scripting is used in diverse publishing workflows around the world. Finally, he will present recent and predicted changes to extensibility that come with InDesign CC, including object model changes and the new forms of extensions.
Max will demonstrate scripts and make available scripts and material about scripting from Olav Martin Kvern and others that you can download for FREE. Four copies of Olav’s book Real World InDesign CC will be among the raffle prizes.
About the Presenter
Max Dunn is President of San Francisco-based Silicon Publishing, having co-founded the company in 2000. He has led the steady growth of the company for 14 years, driving collaboration with Adobe and delivery of publishing applications based around Adobe InDesign and InDesign Server. Silicon Publishing has deployed the largest InDesign Server solutions in the world for clients including Nike, Amazon, Disney, Hallmark and Shutterfly.
Max is an expert in publishing technologies, and has written about XML, SVG, and InDesign itself. He is joined at Silicon Publishing by several ex-Adobe engineers, including Olav Martin Kvern, author of Real World InDesign CC and developer of the scripts that come with the InDesign product as well as the corresponding scripting guides that explain InDesign automation.
7:00 p.m. - Meet and Greet
7:15 p.m. - Presentation (with mid-presentation break)
9:30 p.m. - Raffles
9:45 p.m. - Goodbyes
In 1874, Col. Eugenio Plummer acquired official title to 160 acres from Señora Francisca Perez, who had occupied this land under preemption law in 1869. Plummer Park and Plummer House were acquired by Los Angeles County from Senor Plummer in 1937 for $15,000. The Community Center in Plummer Park was designed by Koning Eizenberg Architecture and completed in 2001.
The person who travels the farthest to attend the meeting will receive a one-year subscription to InDesign Magazine. This prize has a $69 value. If everyone is kinda sorta in the area, then this prize will go the person who just had or is about to have a birthday.
• 6-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION: eDocker CREATE!
• SOFTWARE: Blacklining for InDesign
• 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION: MathMagic
• 3-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION: Fotolia
50 high resolution photos or vector images per month for three months. (two raffles)
• 3-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION: Stock Layouts
Full access to the entire Stock Layout template library for three months.
• SOFTWARE: in5 from Ajar Productions
• 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION: FlightCheck Version 7 for Mac from Markzware
• SOFTWARE: Font Agent Pro 6 for Mac from Insider Software
• BOOK: "Real World Adobe InDesign CC" by Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner and Bob Bringhurst from Peachpit Press (four raffles)
• SOFTWARE: TypeDNA
• SOFTWARE: Rasterino for Illustrator CS4 to CC from Astute Graphics
• SOFTWARE: iDML iPad App for iPad from DTP Tools
• SOFTWARE: ColliderScribe for Illustrator CS4 to CC from Astute Graphics
• TICKETS: LA Web Professionals Meeting
Value $7.99 (four raffles)
LA Web Professionals