fond remembrance-Theunis de Jong 1966–2020


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our community expert Theunis De Jong (fondly known as Jongware) on November 28 at the age of 54. He was one of our most prolific ACPs in the InDesign community. His twelve thousand posts in his eight years of work in the community have been a treasure of information and support for thousands of InDesign users across the globe .

Theunis had an incredible love for scripting. His contribution to InDesign scripting have been applauded by both teams at Adobe and for those that benefited from them.

It is a matter of little surprise that several users search for scripts referencing his name. Jongware Scripts are a brand unto themselves.

The outpouring of gratitude on this community post is testimony to all his great work and the many people that he inspired in his lifetime.


"Jongware was among the few people on this forum I looked up to, amazed by his depth of knowledge across many areas."
"Jongware's work is the best model for understanding the InDesign document object model (DOM) and APIs available to you as a scripture"
"The InDesign community loses one of its brightest stars, indisputably the most prolific “problem solver” in the scripting realm during the last twenty years."
"Jongware's extraordinary IndyFont continues to be an astonishing accomplishment, and his hundreds of other smaller scripts that he gave away for free to help people have made a huge difference in people's productivity and happiness."