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New generation print publishing apps?

InDesign Project Details – Pariksha has worked on InDesign CS4, CS5, CS5.5 on Windows and Mac environments and used their C++, JavaScript and Flex SDK to develop various applications.   Some of them are given below

  • Automating the Publishing workflow for one of the major Publishing company.  This involved development of InDesign Plug-ins to support Interactive Media within InDesign e.g. Audio, Video, Slide Shows etc.  Exporting of InDesign files to a proprietary format which was then used by a publishing application (developed in AIR) to Design Magzines and publish them on Web.
  • An application for a InDesign Product company that helps user to manage various page item positions by measuring their position and distances relative to other page items.
  • An application for end Customer to manage their InDesign Templates and generate InDesign files on demand by picking up a particular Template and filing it with the data specified separately in an XML file.

The project we are planning to work on is to develop the basic Plug-in in C++ and then use Flex UI to allow user to do the functions that are currently not part of InDesign e.g. linking to resources on Web etc.

Resource Profile


  • Should have good academic background and should be regular BE / BTech / ME / MTech / MCA from reputed institutes.
  • The minimum experience of the candidate should be 3+ years.

Technical Skills

  • Experience in development of InDesign Plug-ins (Client and Server) using C++(must) and/or JavaScript
  • Understanding of how to make the plug-in scriptable.
  • Should be comfortable with both Windows and Mac development environments
  • Should have good understanding and implementation experience of Object Oriented concepts and Patterns
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with Test Driven Development and Agile Methodologies in a distributed team environment is a plus.
  • Experience of developing Flex extensions of InDesign is a plus.