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InDesign Developer Briefing and Training

2010 Pre-launch Developer Briefing and Training:

Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign and InDesign Server Product and SDK.
(This is an NDA event for Developers, Partners and Consultants, A Non-Disclosure agreement needs to be signed)

The Adobe InDesign Products SDK (Software Development Kit) includes libraries, sample code, tools, and documentation for writing C++ based plug-ins, Script or JAVA based Solutions for InDesign, InCopy or InDesign Server. The Next major upgrade of the InDesign product family release contains many new features and strategic enhancements designed specifically for developers and partners.

When Adobe launches new versions and updates of our codebase, there will always be certain areas that influence the effort for developers porting existing solutions. The scope of this effort is different for different partners based on the level of integration. Porting also gives you the opportunity to change or enhance the quality of your products.

Adobe invites you to a free briefing to help you get a better understanding of what’s’ new in the upcoming InDesign/InDesign Server and the SDK. We will focusing on new content, enhancements, changes and porting. We will also share information about the new Creative Suite SDK Project.

Many Solution partners expressed a wish to develop their business offerings and target Enterprise Companies, therefore we will this year introduce Adobe® LiveCycle® Enterprise Suite integration as a topic on the agenda.

Your hosts and presenters for the briefing will be Roger Risdal, Sr. Partner Product Manager, InDesign Products, Adobe Systems together with engineering from Developer Technologies at Adobe. Ferdinand Schwörer from movemen GmbH, one of the leading Adobe technology consultant and developer training company is presenting as well as LiveCycle System Engineers from the Enterprise team at Adobe Systems.


  • Welcome & Introduction.
  • InDesign and InDesign Server, New features overview.
  • Break.

    • LiveCycle ES overview + InDesign Server Solution accelerators.
    • Creative Suite Wide CS-SDK Project.


    • InDesign SDK Changes – Part 1.
    • Porting strategies & recipes – Part 1.
      • Break.
    • InDesign SDK Changes – Part 2.
    • Porting strategies & recipes- Part 2.
    • Open discussion, QA session.

    For dates, locations, detailed agenda and to sign up for the event, please visit:

    The numbers of seats is limited. Free of charge, (Attendees needs to pay for their own travel and hotel)

    This full day briefing/Training will take place at following locations:

    • Munich, Germany: Wednesday 27th January
    • London, UK Monday: 1st February
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands: Tuesday 2nd February
    • Raanana, Israel: Tuesday 9th February
    • Milano, Italy: Friday 12th February
    • New York, USA: Thursday 18th February
    • Copenhagen, Denmark: Friday 26th February

InDesign & InCopy update coming your way

Heads up!

Adobe is releasing a CS4 updater via the Adobe Update Manager – just went live this morning (February 25th) – and I apologize for the late update.

This update provides key fixes in the areas of Scripting, Master Pages, Digital Editions, Import/Export Graphics, as well as other miscellaneous issues.

Here are a few specific bug fixes included in the dot release. See the read me for the full list.

• Master Page Items from a placed InDesign document are dropped when exporting to PDF.
• InDesign CS3 documents converted to InDesign CS4 reflow unexpectedly due to hyphenation limits.
• When exporting a document to .SWF, “mailto:” hyperlinks have “http://” appended to them, making them inoperable.
• Page turns are incorrect for right-to-left bound documents exported to SWF.

Adobe InDesign and InDesign Server CS4 SDK Post-launch Developer Briefing

Roger Risdal is sponsoring two events for InDesign developers regarding the InDesign SDK. If you are a Skilled C+, Java, Developers or high skill scripting engineers and have a good understanding of the InDesign prod family SDK – AND can make it to New York or Munchen, you’ll find this useful…

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InDesign Server == Programmer Tool

If you’re involved with integrating the Creative Suite with an in-house workflow, you’ll eventually need to produce some sort of output. And if you’re in the publishing industry, it’s likely you’ll be required to produce high-quality pages combining fine typography and images across multiple pages.

That’s why InDesign Server exists – and there’s a lot of industrial strength tools available that you might not be aware of. Fortunately, there are sessions at MAX that will show them off…

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Getting Started with InDesign Programming

Ok – this is pretty dang cool.

Getting started on the InDesign SDK requires a fair amount of horsepower. There are lots of resources on devnet – but here’s a book, published by Kris Coppieters, that approaches the subject from the perspective of someone who learned it from scratch, and is using and teaching the material.

You can get your own perfect-bound, glossy cover copy for a measly $89.50 USD from Lulu. Here’s the link

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Public Update of InDesign and InCopy CS3

Heads up to InDesign and InCopy Developers… There’s an update you should know about…

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Handy things to know about InDesign Server

Chris Kitchener just wrote this spiffy guide to all things related to developing for InDesign Server. I’ll be you’d like a copy for yourself!

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Two questions…

The Quarterly Developer Update is coming up, and we have two questions that will help us with the InDesign presentation. Please take a minute and help us out by clicking on this link…

Adobe is hiring a Senior Computer Scientist

We need a senior computer scientist with experience writing InDesign Plug-ins!

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Fate of Codewarrrior 9.3

Adobe Developer Support can only support the use of CodeWarrior 9.3 with the Adobe InDesign CS2 Product Family SDK – which is no longer commercially available. Further to this, our investigations with CodeWarrior 10 has highlighted library incompatibilities.

The bottom line is, CodeWarrior 10 should not be used with the with the Adobe InDesign CS2 Product Family SDK.

Freescale, the publishers of CodeWarrior, are supportive of our efforts, and are working with us to resolve the issue. I’ll have more details as they are worked out.

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