When I started scripting, about a year ago, I was really frustrated that app.selection didn’t returned correct selection order I used while selecting objects, instead, it returned sorted selection by object ID’s. To make things even worse, just few versions back, app.selection DID returned correct selection order! So, somebody messed things really bad!
This is wonderful news especially for InDesign users! So, what’s new in this mid-cycle release?!
Let’s list most important ones:
- EPUB Export Improvements
- Style Mapping
- Articles Panel
- Linked Stories
- Object Export Options
- DPS Tablet Features
- Easier Anchored Objects
Also, bunch of old bugs from previous releases are corrected! But, that’s not all! Some CS5 users were frustrated with frame edge highlighting! Now in CS5.5 you are CAN turn it OFF! Woohoo! I will not go into details about features and stuff, because there is so many places where you can find info and I’ll list some of them:
- Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Product Family by Adobe
- What’s new in CS5.5 by Adobe TV
- Adobe CS5 Evolves: Digital Publishing from InDesign to Tablets Gets Better by Terry White, Worldwide Creative Suite Design Evangelist for Adobe
- InDesign CS 5.5 Announced: New Features, Subscription Pricing by InDesignSecrets.com
- Adobe Upgrades Nine Products to CS5.5 by CreativePro.com
- CS5.5 & Any Screen by Cari Jansen
Thank you Adobe for making our creative work easier
with such a awesome and creative tools!
As you probably know, layers really important when creating complex layouts. Layers in last version of InDesign (CS5) are radically improved! Till now, you could just manage top-level layers, but starting with CS5, top-level layers can be expanded and you can see complete object structure! (for more info about layers in CS5, read great article written by Steve Werner on InDesignSecrets [Hidden Gems: The Layers Panel in CS5]) That’s really great! But, main limitation is that we are not able to set “default” layers for every new document. But! That’s why we have scripts!
But, if you have bunch of links, you need to sort them first, select just embedded ones and then click Unembed Link from Links panel menu, or from context menu. But, it can be done much more easily with help of short script! Let’s see how!
Keyboard shortcuts are a big time saver! And when I say big, I mean BIG! I love shortcuts, and by time, they become part of you, and your everyday workflow! But! It’s becoming difficult to remember all shortcuts when you use more than one program, and I know you do! So, I decided to create nice little interactive shortcuts guide and to be even better, I wanted to use just InDesign‘s interactive features!
So, what’s so special about this “new version”?