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Tutoriel Wordalizer : répéter des mots N fois

Wordalizer 1.5 pour InDesign CS4-CCUn utilisateur (heureux !) de Wordalizer me demande comment répéter les mêmes termes, par exemple cent fois, dans un nuage de mots. Bien que la boîte de dialogue principale ne permette pas de dupliquer automatiquement les éléments de la liste, il est très facile de résoudre le problème en amont, dans InDesign, puis de fournir à Wordalizer la liste intégrale prête à mouliner. L'occasion d'un petit tutoriel rigolo…

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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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Using IndexMatic in conjunction with Wordalizer

IndexMatic is very good at finding recurring text patterns in a document (brands, products, proper names, URLs…) and Wordalizer is very good at making customizable word clouds based on item frequencies. Here is how you can branch the former to the latter…

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Wordalizer 2015 is out!

New version of Wordalizer will blow your eyes...

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Wordalizer 1.5 | Create Word Clouds in InDesign CS4-CC!

Here is the new release of our coolest InDesign toy! Wordalizer 1.5 for InDesign CS4/CS5/CS6/CC can now digest large corpus (up to 1,000 entries) and generate many styles of word clouds, based on geometrical patterns, color themes, or even multiple fonts! Open any source document (or book) and let Wordalizer extract the meaningful vocabulary from your text. Edit the word list as needed and adjust the settings according to your mood.

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StyLighter 1.4 for InDesign CS4/CS5/CS6/CC

StyLighter for InDesign CS4/CS5/CS6/CC) Seeing is believing! StyLighter 1.4 is out and should now support InDesign CC on both Mac and Windows platforms. As already explained here this script is entirely based on a 'deep hook,' it takes advantage of an aborted functionality which Adobe has never even officially mentioned. But that great hidden feature is somewhat fossilized in the bowels of InDesign and still seems to work fine in CC (albeit with some limitations). Thanks to this, StyLighter allows you to easily visualize how paragraph and character styles are applied in your document.

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IndyFont 1.1 | Public PRO Release and User's Guide

This is a great day for both typography lovers and InDesign fans! IndyFont is a complete typeface builder for InDesign CS4/CS5/CS6/CC. This new and amazing tool created by Jongware can generate clean and functional OpenType fonts in just a few seconds. Did you ever need to have custom bullets available in your layout? Did you ever imagine to design your own character set, including your logo or any required pictogram, with the ability to edit ligatures, diacritics, oldstyle figures, swashes or any alternate? You no longer have to buy and master a complex font editor to have it done! Check out IndyFont and enjoy drawing from A to Z pure OTF fonts in InDesign…

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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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The Hidden Way to Highlight Styles

StyLighter main dialog (JS Script for InDesign CS4, CS5, CS6, CC)

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Improve the Way you Merge Cells in InDesign

In a recent tutorial from ExpertsGraphiques (in French), Pierre Labbe has demonstrated a GREP-based method to merge two adjacent columns in a table while preserving the corresponding rows. It lies in fact that InDesign does not offer a so basic functionality! The “Merge cells” feature (which you access from the Table menu) is confined to globally merge all selected cells in a single one. Although P. Labbe showed great ingenuity, it seemed natural to investigate a more effective approach…

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IndexMatic 2.025 | New-Release Notes

Notice to all indexing experts! IndexMatic 2.025 for InDesign has just been released with an impressive number of new features and goodies: the Hit Report retrieves words and stats before indexing, the Query Editor has been entirely redesigned, queries now allow comments and cross-references, and finally IndexMatic's regular expressions support Unicode properties and five additional metacharacters “you can't live without.”

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ShowHideQuotes : révélateur de citations

Le script ShowHideQuotes permet de révéler / masquer automatiquement les passages entre guillemets du document actif.

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What Exactly is a Word?

A number of InDesign scripts manipulate words for counting, indexing, or other processing purposes. Given a text container—basically a Story—the InDesign Scripting DOM provides many ways to handle text contents through specialized subclasses of the Text interface: one can easily access to insertion points, character ranges, lines, paragraphs, text columns, styled-text chunks, and… words. Although this concept seems pretty straightforward, I tried to understand a bit better what it really means.

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IndexMatic 2 | Public Release and User's Guide

IndexMatic 2 is a powerful and highly configurable word-indexing tool for InDesign CS3, CS4, and CS5+ (Mac and Win). The present release (v. 2.02) offers completely new features: ‘sub-topic’ processing, XML export, InDesign snippet generation, and much more! “This script is a truly wonderful achievement. It's versatile, clever, and lightning fast, and the options are sensible.”—Peter Kahrel, June 2011.

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InDesign CS4/CS5 Special Characters [Update]

Download “InDesign CS4/CS5 Special Characters and Metacharacters” (PDF)

Introducing IndexMatic 2

IndexMatic 2 for InDesign CS3, CS4, and CS5 is an indexing tool for those of you who make books or long documents in InDesign. This new version is derived from two scripts I've worked on several years ago —formerly IndexBrutal and IndexMatic 1,— but the code has been entirely redesigned to offer new features and higher performance…

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Report Page Hyphens 2.0 (beta)

In May 2010, Loïc Aigon and I have written the first draft of ReportPageHyphens, a quite basic script which is used to inventory all unattractive hyphens that occur between two pages. The preliminary version of RPH has been released in Scriptopedia and was supposed to work in InDesign CS4. Since then we have found several bugs and issues. Some of them have been reported in Scriptopedia's comment page, or in the Adobe InDesign forum. The main user request was that the script can also identify unwanted hyphens that appear in footnotes. Should we try a new approach?

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Wordalizer | Frequently Asked Questions [OBSOLETE]

This FAQ is now obsolete. Please check out the new version of Wordalizer.

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Alphabetical Sort in JavaScript (and InDesign)

Surprisingly, JavaScript offers no easy way to alphabetize words in relevant order. Although the Array.sort() method is known to perform, by default, a lexicographical sort, you will find very quickly that the result is wrong in most real-life situations. Actually, the internal mechanism of JS sorting is confined to compare Unicode characters by their code points, so 'Z' (U+005A) comes before 'e' (U+0065), which itself comes before 'ç' (U+00E7), etc. Also, you have all noted with vexation that InDesign does not offer any alphabetical sort feature! Here is an experimental tool to help restore order in Latin alphabets.

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Show Local Formatting in InDesign CS4/CS5

Show Local Formatting in InDesign

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