If you’re a graphic designer, there’s a good chance you use Adobe InDesign. It’s a mighty piece of software good for creating books, magazines, posters, newsletters and, yes, business cards.
We’ve created an extension for InDesign which allows you to create and import your designs into MOO all from within InDesign itself.
So, no more faffing around with PDF export settings, remembering dimensions or bleed areas or any of that stuff. That’s all taken care of, leaving you to do the designing and the biscuit-eating.
Oh here’s a couple of quick notes:
Just tried this on CS5 on a PC and I get an error: “An attached script generated the following error: The requested font family is not available. Do you want to disable this event handler?”
I said “no ” to that and carried on, but when I tried to send to Moo, I got another error:
And indeed, there is no pdf in that directory. I am on InDesign CS5 7.0.4 and Windows 7.
Sorry for the delayed response. Was engrossed in watching the Adobe Cloud intro on the web. I am using CS5, but I am still on Snow Leopard. I installed the script in the folder, opened InDesign, and when I selected the Moo option, those were the dimensions that the new document opened to.
When I try to download the jsx file, my right click (on a Mac) only gives me the option to Save Link As. How do I actually download the script? Thanks.
never mind, found the zip file
Sadly there is now nothing in the Moo dropdown menu on the newest version of the script. As before: InDesign CS5 7.0.4 and Windows 7.
PS, if there is a better way to communicate these issues to you, I’m happy to do so.
Is it possible to include the rounded corners in the extension somehow? I’m designing my company’s new cards and it would be much easier to account for the cut corner edge, especially when I try to create an even inside rounded stroke.
Everything worked fine until I used the option to send to Moo, and got this error:
‘Uncaught exception update’
I’m running CS5.5 on 10.7.3.
Okay, clicked on download and all I get is code. It doesn’t show up a file I can drag to anywhere. I tried copy and pasting. Code is not my thing. I’m a designer, help. I’m use to it showing up as a download and this definitely not doing that. I have CS5.5, operating system Mac 10.6.8, know where to put it but have nothing to put there.
https://raw.github.com/moodev/moo-indesign/master/moo.jsx is the url on the top.
for cs5 users on a 64bit system: the file goes here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe InDesign CS5\Scripts\startup scripts
Just a heads up, I started my card at the beginning by going to the New>Document>Document Preset>Portrait Business Card. When it was time to send to moo, all the options were grayed out. I had to copy everything over to a new file and start from the Moo drop down menu for all the options to become available to me.
I’d love to have a template….i am running MacOS 10.7.3 and InDesign 5.5 (the about page says version 7.5) and got this error:
Error Number: 60
Error String: Not well formed (invalid token)
anyway, I deleted the “<" in the Kanye West quote (two of them)
but then I got error 61 (undisclosed token, engine: main)) on line 893 (it is a blank line)
I have ID 5.5 and my design has an arrowhead but it shows up as a square when I upload to Moo?
I installed the moo.jsx, and the menu appears in indesign, but when I choose “new” and then pick an option from the drop down list nothing happens.
I am running CS 5.5
OS X: 10.5.8
thanks dan. one more reason to upgrade the OS i guess.
Running Mac OS X. Version 10.7.3. And using Indesign CS5. I just get the message “Sorry — the upload to MOO failed. Try again later ” whenever I try to “Send to MOO”. It would be an awesome feature if it actually worked.
The .jsx file contains the line “var API_HOST = ‘uk.moo.com’ “.
When I install the InDesign extension, create the cards and try to send them to Moo.com, about 90% of the time it errors out. So I changed the line in the .jsx file to read “var API_HOST = ‘us.moo.com’ ” and reinstalled it, and haven’t had an error in sending the cards to Moo since then.
Is this something that US customers should be doing before installing the extension? Or is it just a coincidence that after I changed it, it started working?
I just tried the extension on ID 6 running on OS X 10.8.2 and it creates the card, but when I try to upload it gives me an error:
“Sorry — the upload to MOO failed. Try again later ”
How does it know what account to upload to anyways?
When exporting a business card generated by moo, why does it only export the Details side and not the Image side as a separate page? How does one export both sides to a PDF? Thanks.
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