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Topic: FREE InDesign Scripts (Read 721 times) previous topic - next topic

FREE InDesign Scripts

InDesign Scripts
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Re: FREE InDesign Scripts

Reply #1
Thanks, Joe!

I'll have to try the Text Cleanup script on my next client book project. The text always comes as a Word doc (the images come in every possible, and some impossible, format. But never, ever, in that mysterious... CMYK.) I create a generic Indy run file to the book's page dimensions and import the doc as-is to get a basic page count, then search/replace/format the text from the manual list engraved on my brain from 40 years of doing this shit. The Word docs are seldom edited before being dropped in my lap, arriving just as the author (badly) typed it. The more I can clean up on my first pass, the fewer rounds of revisions I'll have to eat. Most of my work is flat-rate, negotiated in advance, and extra rounds of revisions can eat a shitload of the profit if I'm not careful.

Certainly worth a try!
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." ...
Hunter S. Thompson

Re: FREE InDesign Scripts

Reply #2
Yeah the Text Cleanup will be very useful - I am also grateful for 'PDF Export Single Pages'.  I won't need it very often, but dayum when I need it it will be a lifesaver.
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Re: FREE InDesign Scripts

Reply #3
Here is one that I use quite a bit. Multi Page Importer. It does exactly what the name implies.
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Re: FREE InDesign Scripts

Reply #4
thanks Joe, I snagged a few of those as well.

Prepress guy - doin' jobs one at a time

Re: FREE InDesign Scripts

Reply #5
some of those look pretty good, have to bookmark.
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You ever get a job that just makes you mad?
Job we get every year, I get mad because of the disorganization and the complexity,
and the disorganization and the disorganization :laugh:

Oh yeah it's really freakin disorganized too! :laugh:

Re: FREE InDesign Scripts

Reply #6
You ever get a job that just makes you mad?

Urrrrghhh.. Tell me about it!

My entire day has been spent rebuilding a two sided job in illustrator that some joker made in photoshop (tiff with layers). Why? Because another joker promised our top client that they could sign off a proof tomorrow.

Five spot colour lineart job in photoshop, complete with halftone patterns and terrible 3d shading which I had to mimic.

Nevermind Adobe CC subscription, I'm beginning think you should need a license to download it.

Re: FREE InDesign Scripts

Reply #7
You ever get a job that just makes you mad?

I've never got a job that didn't make me mad! >:(
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Re: FREE InDesign Scripts

Reply #9
Yeah I will have to check that out too, It looks like it has updates
I use multipage importer all the time.

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Re: FREE InDesign Scripts

Reply #10
Here is one that I use quite a bit. Multi Page Importer. It does exactly what the name implies.

I am loving this one. :drunk3:
So I was looking forward to using this script after downloading yesterday, and I finally got a chance to use it and it's the same as the previous version I had already installed and been using. Bummer. I was hoping there'd be some new $#!+ to try out, but it's the same old boring one I've been using since here.
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Re: FREE InDesign Scripts

Reply #11
I realllllly wish it would reset the scaling to 100% every time. I've boned myself by increasing/decreasing that and not noticed it next time I did another job.  :shoots_self:
A little diddie ‘bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin’ the best they can.

Re: FREE InDesign Scripts

Reply #12
You can fix this yourself if you like.
Open the script in a text editor and find the lines:

percX = Number(prefsFile.readln() );
percY = Number(prefsFile.readln() );

change them to:

//percX = Number(prefsFile.readln() );
//percY = Number(prefsFile.readln() );

This will keep the script from reading in the last settings.

 

Re: FREE InDesign Scripts

Reply #13
I guess I should have said that to do this only if you DO want to read in the other previous settings.

If you don't want any of the settings reused change

var usePrefs = true;

to

var usePrefs = false;