How to Save JSX Files

By Paul Higgins

If you want to automate certain tasks in Adobe, Inc.'s InDesign application, you can create scripts and save them in the JSX file format. InDesign is a desktop publishing program which allows you to create and edit documents such as, for example, brochures, magazines or flyers. InDesign scripts use a modified version of the JavaScript scripting language, known as ExtendScript. As with JavaScript, you can write ExtendScript files in a standard text editor such as Notepad and save them with a JSX file extension.

Step 1

Open Notepad. To do so, click on "Start," then select "All Programs" and click on "Accesories." Then click on the "Notepad" shortcut.

Step 2

Type or copy-and-paste your script in the text editor.

Step 3

Save the file by pressing the "CTRL" and "S" keys at the same time on your keyboard. Then, in the "File name" field, type the name you want to give to your file, followed by a ".jsx" extension. Click on "Save" to finish saving your JSX file.