developing a plug-in or script

As some of you know, the shortcut files are based from the raw text file generated when selecting “show set” from the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog. I’ve re-worked, re-organized, and formatted the text into a more readable format.

I provide an interactive PDF, as well as the native editable InDesign document. This allows folks to make changes once they’ve come up with their own modified shortcuts. It’s not much to go through and make the changes manually but wouldn’t it be nice if a script or plug-in could generate the new file automagically (I love that word)?

The InDesign document could act as a template and have the automation feed it the changes. I had a very brief conversation with a good ol’ InDesign celeb. I hope to connect with them again in the near future because I would love to provide users with that ability.

In the meantime, if there are any serious souls out there willing to partake in working on a solution drop me a line.


One Response to “developing a plug-in or script”

  1. joecab on November 10th, 2008 1:41 pm

    I don’t know if this is the place to ask (or perhaps it can be a new topic someday) but how does one get started writing ID plug-ins? I’ve done tons of scripting in AppleScript but maybe it’s time to stretch my programming wings a bit further…

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