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Which version of InDesign began supporting scripting with Javascript?

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Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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I believe Illustrator 10 (2001) began supporting scripting and I am sure Illustrator CS (2003) supported scripting. Those correspond to InDesign 1.5 and InDesign CS.  Does anyone know which version of InDesign began supporting scripting with Javascript?  Thanks in advance. 

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Community Expert , Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

Version 1.0 had AppleScript Visual Basic. Javascript was added in version 3.0 (InDesign CS 2003)

 

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Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Sorry I couldn't find that. Indesign had scripting capabilities from version 1.0—AppleScript and VB Script—but not ExtendScript until later. It would be cool to see a comprehensive history of development on these apps—even just a collection of release notes of every version.

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Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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I'm pretty sure Extendscript was supported as of CS2, but could be wrong. 

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Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Hi @m1b , You can get James Wamser’s guide here:

 

https://indd.adobe.com/view/0fe50e63-71b1-4db5-91c1-c8f6c4738df2

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Thank you Rob that is awesome! 🙂

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Version 1.0 had AppleScript Visual Basic. Javascript was added in version 3.0 (InDesign CS 2003)

 

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Thank you all.

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