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Dec 30, 2019 Dec 30, 2019

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Hi all,

I'm a new user and this is the first time in the community.

What editor 64bit can I use to make javascript for InDesign?

Many thanks,

Sergio

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019

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Best editor for InDesign JavaScript would be Extended Tool kit.

https://www.adobe.com/devnet/scripting/estk.html

Most of the InDesign Scripters who are using javascript for InDesign (including Me) are using Extended Toolkit.

It is easy to target Adobe application.

This is best for beginner and for experts as well.

 

ESTKESTK

 

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Sunil

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The OP asks for editor 64bit

ExtendScript toolkit is a 32-bit application and with macOS 10.15 (Catalina), which supports only 64-bit applications, the ExtendScript Toolkit does not open.

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Jan 02, 2020 Jan 02, 2020

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OP din't mentioned operating system.

If he/she is using windows, ExtendScript Toolkit is the best editor in such a case.

Or else write code in other machine using ExtendScript Toolkit and put JSX/JSXBIN file in script panel run it.

 

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Sunil

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Jan 06, 2020 Jan 06, 2020

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HI,

 

The best option is Visual studio code with the extendscript extension.

 

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=Adobe.extendscript-debug

 

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Malcolm

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Jan 06, 2020 Jan 06, 2020

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Just in case it isn’t clear there are two parts you have to download. Download and install Visual Studio Code, and then from the Visual Code app install the ExtendScript Debugger plugin.

 

https://code.visualstudio.com/download

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=Adobe.extendscript-debug

 

Also, if you are trying Visual Code on an earlier OS where ESTK is running, you have to quit ESTK. Visual Code will not work while ESTK is running—I had to quit ESTK and restart my OS in order to get it running.

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