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

Log in to your account to register for this meeting

 Not a member? Click here to become a member of the user group chapter(s) of your choice.

Directions to this event

Invite a friend to this event.












Event Details


Yes, the event details, but first...



Free Parking


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




Plummer Park


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.




Farthest Attendee


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.







Value $774.00


• SOFTWARE: Blacklining for InDesign

Value $760.00



Value $350.00



Value $349.00

50 high resolution photos or vector images per month for three months. (two raffles)



Value $299.00

Full access to the entire Stock Layout template library for three months.


• SOFTWARE: in5 from Ajar Productions

Value $219.00


• 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION: FlightCheck Version 7 for Mac from Markzware

Value $199.00


• SOFTWARE: Font Agent Pro 6 for Mac from Insider Software

Value $99.95


• BOOK: "Real World Adobe InDesign CC" by Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner and Bob Bringhurst from Peachpit Press (four raffles)

Value $74.99



Value $49.00


• SOFTWARE: Rasterino for Illustrator CS4 to CC from Astute Graphics

Value $46.24


• SOFTWARE: iDML iPad App for iPad from DTP Tools

Value $19.00


• SOFTWARE: ColliderScribe for Illustrator CS4 to CC from Astute Graphics

Value $15.00


• TICKETS: LA Web Professionals Meeting

Value $7.99 (four raffles)







Ajar Productions

Astute Graphics

DTP Tools



InDesign Magazine

LA Web Professionals



Mogo Media

O’Reilly Press

Peachpit Press

Stock Layouts





Copyright © 2020 Los Angeles InDesign User Group. All rights reserved.