The InDesign update you received in August 2013 (InDesign 9.1) included the enabling of HTML5 extensions.
As you may already know, starting in the middle of 2014 Adobe will begin removing Flash-based extension support in Creative Cloud products, starting with Photoshop CC.
If you have any hybrid or regular Flash extensions for InDesign you need to begin migrating them to HTML5 as soon as possible.
A new feature in InDesign CC is the Dark UI. You can now adjust UI brightness and other UI properties using scripting.
- matchPreviewBackgroundToThemeColor: If set to true the Preview Background color will be set to match the Theme Color
- pasteboardColorPreference: Lets you set Pasteboard Color preference. Use 0 to set pasteboard color preference to Default White, and 1 to set preference to Match with Theme Color.
- uiBrightnessPreference: Lets you specify the Application User Interface brightness preference (from 0.0 to 1.0). To use color theme brightness preset values, specify 0.0 for Dark, 0.33 for Medium Dark, 0.67 for Medium Bright, and 1.0 for Bright. Any value between 0.0 and 1.0 can also be used.
The following APIs are available:
- createHyperlinkQRCode: for creating a QR code for a hyperlink).
- createEmailQRCode: for creating a QR code for an email address.
- createPlainTextQRCode: for creating a QR code for arbritary text.
- createTextMsgQRCode: for creating a QR code for an SMS message.
- createVCardQRCode: for creating a QR code for a vcard.
Here’s a nice easy sample:
As you may have noticed, the InDesign CC SDK is available by request from http://www.adobe.com/devnet/indesign.html.
In this latest release we’ve added new samples to the SDK whilst some more basic features of plug-in development have also changed. We’ll talk about the new samples in future blog posts, but find below the more fundamental changes you need to know about if you are creating plug-ins for InDesign CC.
Dolly is a Java application for generating new InDesign plug-in projects. It is included with the Plug-in SDK.
Dolly has a simple user interface, but it can also be used from the command line. The user interface version of Dolly has a limited number of settings that you can adjust, so using the command line has its advantages.