Posts Tagged ‘Text’

Show Paragraph Based-on Script

Posted by: on: January 3rd, 2011 | 2 Comments

If you ever received a complex document from an unknown source, you know how difficult it can be deciphering the logic (or lack there-of) used to set the document up. When set up correctly, the structure of styles’ based-on dependencies are a tremendously powerful tool for controlling the attributes of text, but trying to figure out how styles interrelate can be very difficult.

There is no way to see which styles are based on which other styles other than opening up each style and examining the based-on selection. This script was created to help discover how styles relate to one another.

Download the script from here.

When the script is launched, it pops up this simple dialog which allows easy browsing of the based-on structure:
Based on Structure

Show Hyphenations Script

Posted by: on: January 2nd, 2011 | 1 Comment

Good book publishing is all about the details. One aspect of those details is fine-tuning how words break across lines. InDesign gives very good hyphenation control, but sometimes there is no replacement for the trained human eye.

This script simply makes it easy to find hyphenated words and decide how they should be handled. The script searches the text of your curent story and stops by the next hyphenated word and selects it.

Download the script from here.

For more great hyphenations scripts, be sure to check out Peter Kahrel’s collection here.

Fix Paragraph Leading

Posted by: on: December 24th, 2010 | 6 Comments

There’s a relatively common problem where the last line of a paragraph can get inexplicably spaced differently than the rest of the paragraph. For a full explanation please refer to this great post on InDesign Secrets.

We wrote this simple script to fix the cause for these “rogue line spacings”. Basically, what the script does is makes the leading of the paragraph return equal to the text before it.

You can get the script here.

Formatting Tools 1.0.5

Posted by: on: April 11th, 2010 | 2 Comments

Version 1.0.5 of Formatting Tools adds two new features: “Create Hyperlinks from URLs”, and “Change Case by Style”.

These are both very commonly requested features, and we’re really happy to finally getting them added. This brings the total number of really useful utilities included in Formatting Tools up to seven. (“Conditional Paragraph Style Changer”, “Style Between Delimiters”, “Create One and Two Line Styles”, “Restyle Consecutive Paragraphs”, “Apply Next Styles”, “Create Hyperlinks From URLs”, and “Change Case By Style”. Read more

Quick Reference Script

Posted by: on: February 24th, 2010 | 35 Comments

Taking the pain out of cross reference creation…

Quick Reference is a script created to simplify the process of creating cross references. Thanks to David Blatner on his helpful suggestions when we were creating this script. You can read more about Quick Reference on InDesign Secrets here. Read more