Posts Tagged ‘Scripts’

Freeze Composition

Posted by: on: December 6th, 2009 | 9 Comments

Warning: Bad Typography ahead! 😉

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Preference Manager Script

Posted by: on: August 25th, 2009 | 33 Comments

InDesign has an awful lot of preferences which effect many different aspects of the program. To set the preferences the way you want them across machines can be rather tedious. Also, any time you “trash preferences” in InDesign, all your custom settings get lost. Adobe tells us that preferences can be scripted, but that “solution” is a bit beyond the average user (and most advanced users as well!). Read more

Script of the Day – July 19 2009

Posted by: on: July 19th, 2009 | 2 Comments

InDesign Secrets posted a videocast a few days ago highlighting the guide features in InDesign. It’s a great videocast to learn all the little things about guides most people don’t know!

We just thought it’s a great opportunity to post a useful little script we have lying around since January ’07. It pops up a little dialog which allows you to select guides on the current spread. Of course there’s the shortcut (Command/Control Option G) which will select all the guides on a spread, but this script also allows you to select just vertical or horizontal guides. You can get the script from here.


Jump to Page in Book Script

Posted by: on: July 3rd, 2009 | 5 Comments

InDesign has a really nice shortcut for jumping to a specific page in a document: Control/Command J. Prior to CS3 it activated the page number input area at the bottom of the document window, but a lot of people missed that, so Adobe changed it to a dialog which pops up.

However, when working on book files, this command comes up a bit short. If you want to jump to a specific page which might be in a different file (which might not even be open), there’s no quick way to do it.

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Story Cloner Script

Posted by: on: June 25th, 2009 | 6 Comments

If you have used InDesign for any length of time, there was probably some time when you wished that you could just type in one place and have those changes carried over to other places in your file. You might want to create some kind of effect which requires text to be doubled up and you’d like to just be able to edit the text once instead of twice.

Well, we recognized this need, and came up with our FREE Story Cloner script. Read more