InDesign Plugin with Java Interface

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InDesign Plugin to provide interace to Java and/or shell:




- InDesign CS 6 (MacOSX)

- MacOSX 10.6.8 and higher

- Java

Project context:


We want to setup a workflow where from an (A) FileMaker DB complex XML data is exported and then merged by an external (B) Java-application on the basis of an InDesign idml template to produce for every XML DB record an appropriate final InDesign idml file. At this point the Java-application should be able to call (C) InDesign and passing to it the path for every previously produced idml file in order InDesign creates an indd file and exports also an pdf file.

Development request:


Development of an InDesign plugin that is:

- callable by the external Java-Application (B) directly from within the external Java-Application or over a bash-shell command line statement

- do open in InDesign the idml file passed by the file path parameter

- do save in InDesign the opened/converted idml file to the same location as the idml file defined by its file path

- do export in InDesign to an PDF file with appropriate pdf configurations to the same location as the idml file defined by its file path

- do close in InDesing the idml and indd file

- do in InDesign some call back or signalization to the external Java-Application (B) to get the Java-Application do next call in the loop

An other approach could be that the external Java-Application calls InDesign by passing parameters for the idml file path to be processed together with a file path for an InDesign javascript, that will do the further steps. Yet an other approach would be that the external Java-Application produces an batch index file (xml) containing all produced idml file paths. Then InDesign will read and process this batch index file producing all appropriate indd and pdf filex. The most "elegant" and versatile approach would be an InDesign plugin that would fully expose the javascript engine of InDesign as "api" in order also other applications could communicate with InDesign.

Thank you very much in advance for your propositions.

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    Tirunelveli,  India

    Malaris software development company provides web and mobile application development services to big and small companies. Malaris company employ over 50 people and offer a great depth of experience in software development & engineering, project management, business software analysis and software consulting services. ur company offices are located in tirunelveli and Chennai. We are part of the Malar group of companies established since 2003.

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    Batna,  Algeria

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    Tashkent,  Uzbekistan

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    Chennai,  India

    8 years experience in Java, J2ee, Xslt, WebServices, REST Services, SOA, API Management, B2B.

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    Mumbai,  India

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    Ho Chi Minh,  Vietnam

    I have 7 years experience in Java and Coldfusion, web-based development, desktop-based development. I have strong OOP skill and design skill. I'm fluent with English. I can work 8hours per day, 6 days per week.

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    Timisoara,  Romania

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