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Mini-scripts and short re-usable samples.

FillBleed | Fix Image Frames so they Meet the Bleed Edge [Update]

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InDesign Scripting Forum Roundup #12

Hey scripters, are you familiar with InDesign events, event listeners, menu actions, idle tasks? That's the hot focus of the 12th ISFR. Plus a fine selection of threads and snippets involving GREP, text, CMYK swatches, IDML, transformations… Enjoy the ride!

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AutoStick | Simple Diagrams Made Easy

Duplicate and Link Text Frames by just typing magic keys.

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How to Shuffle Characters the Right Way

While fine-tuning a layout you usually need to put some dummy text in your template. The common way to fill a frame with lorem-ipsum-like data is to call Type > Fill with Placeholder Text. But sometimes you already have an actual text in place, and then your missing feature is the ability to scramble existing characters. Thanks to IdExtenso we can write a nice and fast scrambler, based on Markov chains…

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InDesign Scripting Forum Roundup #11

What's on the menu for this 11th episode? My personal selection of the most interesting, verbose, and technical discoveries that took place in the InDesign Scripting Forum within the last eight months. Each topic (and code snippet!) will teach you something you probably didn't even suspect…

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Clean up your Pasteboard! [UPDATE]

With CleanupPasteboard, let's get rid of the unnecessary objects left on the pasteboard

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InDesign Scripting Forum Roundup #10

InDesign scripts may involve unexpectedly complicate solutions for addressing tasks that seemed initially quite easy, as well as unexpectedly simple codes for solving crooked problems! The mood of the 10th episode of our ISFR series reflects this ambivalence quite well. As usual I try to focus on scripts, snippets, and methods, that open up powerful tracks to informed developers…

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Drawing Spirals in InDesign

Bézier curve approximations of Archimedean spirals

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RichPaste | Copy and Paste with Minimal Formatting [UPDATE]

When it comes to pasting text from another document or application, InDesign provides two options, either keeping the original text attributes, fonts, styles (the full 'Paste' feature), or removing all attributes ('Paste without formatting'.) We also have tools and preferences in the field of style mapping, but on many occasions these features do not fit the need of dealing quickly with basic formatting problems. Here RichPaste comes to the rescue…

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InDesign Scripting Forum Roundup #9

Here is the new season of the InDesign Scripting Forum Roundup series! In this new episode we shall probe various counter-intuitive concepts and behaviors of the Scripting DOM …and attempt to deliver appropriate solutions!

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InDesign Scripting Forum Roundup #8

Summer is the ideal time to deepen your knowledge of InDesign scripting, isn't it? In this new episode of our roundup series we will investigate Page objects, style groups, and a nice selection of practical snippets. Feel free to grab and share the good stuff…

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Speeech! [UPDATE]

Speeech for InDesign CS4/CS5/CS6/CC allows you to quickly create nice speech balloons.

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InDesign Scripting Forum Roundup #7

Do you want to stretch your InDesign-scripting power? Check out the new episode of the ISFR series and improve your skills in managing text, characters, styles, page items, events… in an automated manner.

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InDesign Scripting Forum Roundup #6

Just by chance, the new episode of our ISFR series focuses on two topics often considered the most complex in InDesign scripting: page coordinates on the one hand, tables and cells on the other. Here are some enlightening discussions in these areas…

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InTetris for InDesign CS5/CS6/CC

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InDesign Scripting Forum Roundup #5

As pointed out by Davide Barranca in his recent Open Letter to (Adobe) Devs scripting resources appear very sparse on the Internet. At some level, this ISFR series is an attempt to keep interesting codes, snippets, and knowledge visible to InDesign scripters, from various discussions I have participated in during the last months. Let's get to the heart of the matter…

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The ‘Collect Everything’ Trick

Given an InDesign document, how to exhaustively collect every persistent object it embeds in a single pass? The following snippet solves the problem in the blink of an eye…

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InDesign Scripting Forum Roundup #4

Welcome in the new episode of the Scripting Forum Roundup series. Today I decided to focus on solid tricks and in-depth topics that might be of interest to experienced script developers…

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Pasteboard Expander for InDesign CS5-CS6

Is there a way to enlarge the pasteboard in that particular area?

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De la migration typographique des appels de note

Affairé à délester mes répertoires de vieux scripts InDesign antédiluviens, je tombe sur un petit utilitaire qui me semble encore digne d'emploi chez les orthotypographes. Sa mission ? Repositionner les appels de note avant toute ponctuation fermante, comme l'exige la tradition…

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