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Multi Page InDesign previews in Adobe Experience Manager DAM (CQ5)

Adobe Experience Manager DAM (CQ5) has had the ability to generate thumbnail previews of InDesign documents since CQ5.5. It creates thumbnails by communicating with Adobe InDesign Server. Unfortunately the out of the box setup only produces a thumbnail of the first page, however this is easily tweaked to created previews of every page in the InDesign file.

You’ll need to either grab the jsx file from GitHub and place it at /etc/dam/indesign/scripts, or if feeling lazy I’ve created a tiny package for you to install here: MultipageThumbnails-1.0.zip

DAM Media Extract Workflow setup screenshotAll that is left to do now is add your new script to your DAM-Update-Asset workflow. Double click on the Media Extraction workflow step, switch to the arguments tab, then add a new entry pointing to the MultipagePreview.jsx file you imported. (see the screenshot of how your dialogue should look)

Don’t forget to hit save, close the workflow and try importing a new InDesign Document to DAM. Assuming InDesign Server is set up correctly, you should now see additional page previews!

I’ve tested this out on CQ5.5, CQ5.6 and 5.6.1. If you get stuck, check out the video to see what you might have missed.

InDesign JSX on Github – MultipagePreview.jsx
AEM/CQ Package (including the JSX) MultipageThumbnails-1.0.zip

Big thanks to Sameer Charles for his work on this.

AEM/CQ Developer Interviews & Slides from CQCon

Last week in Basel, Switzerland a community group of CQ5/AEM (Adobe Experience Manager) developers from Adobe Solution Partners & Customers got together for CQCon’13. I wasn’t able to attend, but the feedback has been extremely positive. Check out this short YouTube clip..

Included in the agenda were great presentations covering everything from Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery with CQ5, Security best practices, Mobile and Deep Dives on Apache Sling topics. The slides from 17 presentations are shared below and worth checking out!

If you check out the slides and like what you see, you may want to check out the Evolve conference in San Diego coming up late in August this year. At the very least, check out the funny teaser video 🙂

Ooyala & Adobe CQ5 integration

CQ5 &  Ooyala

Two of the best features of Adobe CQ5 are a) the extensibility of the architecture, and b) the great user experience for content producers / authors.  A great example of the two coming together is the new package for CQ5, which integrates the video streaming platform Ooyala into CQ5.

Adobe & Ooyala partner Siteworx were able to easily create a reusable integration package to allow anyone with both CQ5 and Ooyala to combine the two quite easily. Continue reading

Brightcove & Adobe CQ5 integration

While Adobe CQ5 offers many out of the box video capabilities, some of our customers are using Brightcove’s video cloud platform and need to integrate the two technologiess. Adobe Solution Partner Coresecure have developed a very nice integration piece for connecting CQ5 with Brightcove.

I’ve downloaded the package and tested with my CQ5 installation and the content author experience is as nice as possible. Just drag & drop the Brightcove component onto a page in CQ, then search and drag the video you want to play from the Content Finder. That’s it! Sizing & alignment options are also available via the dialogue.

Features & Benefits

The Brightcove Video Cloud CQ5 component includes the following features:

  • Browse your Video Cloud account within the CQ5 interface
  • Search for videos by Video ID or by name
  • Embed a video and player into a page

A full guide on the integration capabilities is here

Getting Started Guide

Installation Instructions and an Administrative Guide can be found on opensource.brightcove.com, by visiting Coresecure or download directly from GitHub.

Pricing Model

This integration is a Brightcove Open Source project, available free of charge to the Brightcove community. Yes FREE!!!


If you’ve seen other CQ5 components out in the wild, let me know!

Adobe’s Ed Van Siclen talks Customer Experience on Sky Business News

Adobe’s Ed Van Siclen talked to Sky Business News about the importance of Customer Experience Management (CEM) during a recent visit to Australia. I’ve talked to Ed on many occassions and seen him present. He clearly gets what CEM is all about and how organizations are taking advantage of the latest solutions Adobe is providing.

In this video Ed discusses the importance of providing a great online experience, multi channel, social and much more.. definitely worth a watch.