Automated publishing with XML and scripting

Get in-depth information about the XML and scripting support in Adobe® InCopy® software to help you create a strong foundation for custom solutions that meet your unique editorial publishing requirements.

Get in-depth information about the XML and scripting support in Adobe® InCopy® software to help you create a strong foundation for custom solutions that meet your unique editorial publishing requirements.

XML resources

Transform XML with XSL

Transform XML into HTML, or any text format, including plain text, PDF, PostScript®, HTML, other forms of XML, and Adobe InDesign® tagged text (excerpted from "Real World Adobe InDesign CS2").

 

Cox Newspapers

Discover how a major newspaper chain, Cox Newspapers, has streamlined cross-media publishing and enhanced its brand using InDesign and InCopy.

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Time Out New York

Find out how New York City's weekly arts and entertainment bible, Time Out New York, has pioneered the use of XML within the SoftCare K4 Publishing System using InDesign and InCopy.

 

BusinessWeek

Learn how InDesign, InCopy, the SoftCare K4 Publishing System, and the power of XML allowed BusinessWeek to combine separate print and web workflows in a single streamlined process.

 

Scripting resources

Adobe InCopy is fully scriptable, giving you the power to streamline workflows and create custom solutions. Automate tedious production and editorial tasks ranging from basic document management to text and type operations. Build custom user interface elements such as floating panels, progress bars, and interactive dialog boxes, and even add unique menu items. The following resources can help beginners get started and expand the knowledge of experienced programmers.

Introduction to scripting

Check out this informative primer on the basics of scripting Adobe Creative Suite® 4 applications.

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Adobe Creative Suite JavaScript tools guide

Check out this document for information about the JavaScript features, tools, and objects that are common to all Adobe Creative Suite components that support JavaScript.

View or download JavaScript tools guide (PDF, 4.3M) file

InDesign XML resources

XML resources for InDesign are also available.


XMP resources

XMP — Adding intelligence to media

Adobe's Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) is a labeling technology that allows you to embed data about a file, known as metadata, into the file itself. For more information on how partners and standards are using XMP, visit the XMP website.

 

XMP technology for developers

The XMP Toolkit enables you to integrate metadata functionality into your product or solution. It supports Mac OS, Windows®, and UNIX®, and comes with samples, documentation, source code, and project files. The XMP Toolkit is available under the BSD license.

 


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