Posts Tagged ‘InDesign’

Use Power Headers to Automatically Override Master Frames

Posted by: on: October 11th, 2011 | No Comments

An issue just came up on the InDesign Talk Google group:

How do you get content on master pages to show up in a TOC (Table of Contents)? Read more

Convert Colors to Grayscale in InDesign

Posted by: on: October 6th, 2011 | 20 Comments

There was recently a discussion on the InDesign forums where John Hawkinson was trying to find a way to get grayscale values using the eyedropper tool.
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What’s with back-save to earlier versions of InDesign?

Posted by: on: April 11th, 2011 | 34 Comments

InDesign can not open files saved by later versions of the application.

This has been a source of a lot of grumbling over the years. I’ve heard all kinds of silly theories as to why this is so — including one that Adobe does this on purpose to “force” you to upgrade. Conspiracy theories are exciting and everything, but there’s really no conspiracies related to InDesign…
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Buttons to Layer Script

Posted by: on: March 31st, 2011 | 3 Comments

Earlier today Bob Levine wrote in a tweet that he needs a script to move all buttons to a “button layer”. I’m not sure exactly what Bob needed this for, but I can see where this could be useful in digital (magazine) publishing.
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Insert Variable Script

Posted by: on: January 4th, 2011 | No Comments

Text variables were introduced in InDesign CS3. They offer tremendous time-saving and quality-ensuring features which makes sure variable text always has the correct content.

If you have ever needed to insert a lot of variables, you have probably been frustrated that there’s no really quick way to do it. You could assign a keyboard shortcut to each individual variable, but if you have any significant number of variables that you use, this is not a really viable option.

We created the “Insert Variable” script to make the process of inserting variables easier. To use the script, just double-click on the script and this dialog pops up:
Insert Variable

Just select the correct variable (which can be done by keyboard navigation), and it will be inserted into your current text selection.

To make the script even more useful, make sure to assign a keyboard shortcut!

Download the script from here.