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Equalizer PRO 3.0 released!

Equalizer 3 for InDesign CS4-CCHow much do you spend on manually repositioning objects, resizing or adjusting all frames when your layout is changing? How many times did you need to move all main blocks by a given offset on every page? Or to reset the scale of every inner image? Think about the time you lost in repeating those daily boring tasks again and again, then take a giant step in loading Equalizer 3 in your InDesign toolbox. Batch positioning and resizing in InDesign is now as easy as clicking the Run button…

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Drawing Spirals in InDesign

Bézier curve approximations of Archimedean spirals

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New Features in Equalizer 3

While achieving Equalizer 3 I have implemented new—and old!—functionalities such as the Page Side Selector (so that you can manipulate right-sided pages only, for example) and (the much awaited return of) the Swap items feature. Here are a few snapshots of the next version…

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Introducing Equalizer 3 for InDesign CS4-CC (UPDATE)

Suppose you need to shift a bunch of text frames by 10mm from the central axis of your layout (10mm to the right for right-hand pages, 10mm to the left for left-hand pages). Or suppose you have to reset to 90% the height of every picture owned by your "Thumbnails" layer… over the whole document! Or imagine any other daily boring task that involves changing locations and/or dimensions of objects in a repeated way. Equalizer 3 is just a powerful tool for designers who want to save their phalanges.

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Drawing Sine Waves in InDesign

Bézier curve approximation of sine waves

Computing Bézier curves that really look like sine waves is an exciting challenge for script developers. One needs to deal with both optimizing control points, transforming coordinate spaces and splitting curves. Here is a function that solves it all in ExtendScript for InDesign.

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HurryCover 2.022 | InDesign CC Compatibility Patch

HurryCover 2 (script for InDesign CS4/CS5/CS6/CC)Have you already switched to InDesign CC? That's OK! HurryCover 2.022 is out and, fortunately, we managed to make it compatible with the new—and tricky—release of ScriptUI. So you can continue to efficiently create, manage and resize your book covers even in the Creative Cloud…

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HurryCover 2 | Public PRO Release and User's Guide

HurryCover is your one-stop solution for getting InDesign book cover layouts done on time the right way. Your job is to design eye-popping book covers in stunning layouts? OK, HurryCover's job is to make it easy, streamlined and productive. Get your entire book cover or dust jacket perfectly sized, press-ready, with fine-tuned spine, back and flaps. Better: use the PRO version to have it all resizable at will—spine width, finished dimensions, front and/or back flap—with respect to what is already laid out. Don't miss out on HurryCover if you are serious about making books!

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HurryCover 2 | Book Covers and Dust Jackets Made Easy

We are proud to announce today the BETA release of HurryCover 2 for InDesign CS4, CS5+, and CS6 (Mac/Win). This tool allows you to create perfectly sized hard covers or dust jackets which you can easily re-adjust the dimensions, the spine, the back and/or front flaps whenever you want. If the document needs to be updated according to new measurements, HurryCover automatically moves the layout components the required distance and ensures that guides and fold marks always fit the related dimensions. Feel free to bring below your feedbacks, reports, and ideas!

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TotalRescale | Last-Minute Layout Adjustment

TotalRescale for InDesign CS5/CS5.5 makes it easy to shift and/or rescale your layout.

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PageBorder | Show your Clients the Limits!

PageBorder UI (script for InDesign CS3-CS5).

Need to have a page border on your job up until it goes to the printer? PageBorder quickly creates a temporary customizable black border around the active page, or every page, of your InDesign document. The script is compatible with ID CS3, CS4, and even CS5 which allows multiple page sizes per document.

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Equalizer | Let's Copy/Paste Coordinates in InDesign! [OBSOLETE]

This post is now obsolete. Please check out the new version of Equalizer. The old version for CS4 is still here.

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Work Around the Width/Height Gap

Believe me or not, the InDesign DOM can't return directly the width and the height of a page item frame! Scripting beginners may be confused about this gap. There are many pitfalls to be aware of when we deal with dimensions and units. Let's talk about bounds and coordinate spaces...

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InGutter | Script Available for Beta Test

InGutter gives the user the ability to effortlessly create, design and manage a set of rules between text columns in InDesign CS3/CS4. This free JS script implements and extends the technique explored in Indiscripts a few weeks ago. Try the beta version, and tell me.

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Clean up your Pasteboard!

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

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