The issue has come up quite a few times that users of InDesign need to scale placed graphics en-mass. We’ve written quite a few script-lets over the years, but we finally decided to create a UI which gives all the options generally needed in an easy-to-use format.
The script can be downloaded from here, and it supports InDesign CS3 and CS4.
The options are pretty straight-forward:
- Scaling: You can select the horizontal and vertical scale, that you would like to make the images.
- Next to the horizontal and vertical scaling fields, there is a check-mark labeled “Relative”. If this check-mark is checked, the images will be scaled to a percentage of their current size. If the check-mark is not checked, the scaling will be done to absolute values.
- Image Offset: You can set an offset for the images. Please note: The images will be offset — not the graphic frame which contains them. This might change the way an image is cropped.
- Location: Images can be scaled/moved on the current page, spread, or the entire document.
- Relative Location: The graphics can first be centered before they are scaled. If “Centered” is selected, the graphics will be centered within their frames.
- Fitting: There are 6 fitting options, which besides for “None” correspond to the fitting options available in the Object menu.
- Limit to Images: If this check-mark is checked, only raster images will be scaled or moved.