#88. Exploring Scripts in InDesign
Fortunately, you don't have to learn to code to reap the benefits of InDesign scripts. You can install scripts into InDesign that others have been so kind to develop and start running them with a simple double-click. Many sample scripts are available to you on the CS2 install disc. If you own Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium, look on the Resources and extras disc (not Disk 2) and follow this
Figure 88. Once you've loaded the sample scripts into InDesign, you'll have unleashed a whole new set of features and functionality that was lurking underneath the power of scripting.
Be sure to try each script to become familiar with its capabilities. For even more scripts, go to Adobe's Resource Center Studio Exchange at http://share.studio.adobe.com. Here you'll not only find scripts for InDesign and other CS2 applications, but other helpful tools such as templates and plug-ins. When I last checked, there were close to 200 scripts available for InDesign.
#89. Detecting Rollover Images in GoLive
One of the timesaving features in GoLive is its ability to detect rollover images by looking for commonly used suffixes to filenames such as "-out, -over, -down" when you add the main graphic to a page. For instance, if you created a graphic named "about.gif" and named the over and down states "about-over.gif" and "about-down.gif," GoLive will automatically associate the images to the main graphic in the Rollovers palette and produce the necessary code to string all the rollover states together, including efficient preloader code.
GoLive's Detect Rollover Images feature is on by default. So to take advantage of it, you just need to make sure GoLive is aware of your file naming conventions and that you save all your images in the same folder. To review GoLive detection settings,
Figure 89a. Use the Rollovers Preferences to see which naming conventions GoLive is set to detect, or add your own.
Now create and save all your rollover graphics to a folder within your GoLive site, using a naming convention GoLive is aware of. Drag your main graphic of the rollover set into a GoLive page. A small rollover icon appears in the lower-left corner of your graphic, letting you know that GoLive has detected your rollover states. Go to the Rollovers palette, and you'll see that all your rollover states have been automatically created ( Figure 89b ). Switch to Preview mode to see your rollovers in action.
Figure 89b. Once you've added your main graphic, GoLive intelligently detects the other rollover images in the set and then builds the entire rollover interaction for you in the Rollovers palette.