Posts Tagged ‘Scripts’

Merge Tables Script

Posted by: on: December 20th, 2010 | 9 Comments

There’s no easy way to merge existing tables in InDesign. This simple script aims to rectify that problem.

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Showing Text Formatting Overrides

Posted by: on: November 14th, 2010 | 19 Comments

Some time back, Mark Autret posted in his blog that he discovered a scripting property which enables a hidden feature in InDesign which shows a strike-through on text with character level overrides, and  vertical line next to text with paragraph level overrides.

The script to toggle this setting is really quite simple as Mark explains on his blog: Read more

Hexadecimal Swatches in InDesign

Posted by: on: November 2nd, 2010 | 18 Comments

On Thursday, David Blatner sent me an email asking how difficult it would be to create a script which would create swatches in InDesign from hex values.

It was not too difficult, and proved to be a nice distraction from “real” work… 😉

Before reading further, make sure you get the script here!
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What’s a Plugin?

Posted by: on: July 27th, 2010 | 2 Comments

As a software user, you might hear a lot of different terms: plugin, script, extension, add-on, etc. It might be confusing as to what is what, and which is better. What you need, etc. In this article, we will try to make some sense out of all the options.

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FiddleScript: InDesign Scripting Simplified

Posted by: on: March 3rd, 2010 | 5 Comments

Dealing with scripts can be a little daunting for a lot of users of InDesign. Once you get the hang of it, it’s not that hard, but you need to create files in the correct format, name them with the correct extension, and save them in the correct place. We’ve created a script which we hope will make life a lot easier.

FiddleScript — Your tool to fiddle with scripts (without having to fiddle too much). Read more