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The Id-Extras User Forum has been born!

There is now a new forum for Id-Extras product help: http://id-extras.com/forum/index.php A link to the...
July 16, 2020

FormMagic 2.0.0 Update News

FormMagic has been updated to version 2.0.0. New features include: Field rotation. Acrobat has four...
June 26, 2020

Extract Pages Updated to Version 1.7.2

Extract Pages has been updated to version 1.7.2. This version fixes a bug: If PDF...
June 17, 2020

FormMaker 2.6.0 Update News

FormMaker makes it easy to create rich, interactive PDF forms in InDesign. It fills the...
May 8, 2020

GREP to Anchored Object updated to 2.5.5

Grep to Anchored Object has been updated to version 2.5.5. New features and bug fixes...
March 1, 2020

Extract Pages Updated to Version 1.7

Extract Pages has been updated to version 1.7.0. As well as breaking up large InDesign...
February 9, 2020

Break Text Thread: A Free InDesign Script

InDesign makes it surprisingly difficult to break the link between two text frames without otherwise...
January 28, 2020

Line Numbers Updated to Version 4.1.0

Display Line Numbers – the popular line numbering add-on for Adobe InDesign – has now...
January 23, 2020

Compact CSS for Adobe Forums

If you find the new Adobe Forums design incredibly wasteful with screen real estate, you’re...
October 4, 2019

Free Script: Apply Master Pages with Layout Adjustment

Adobe removed the old “layout adjustment” feature from InDesign 2019 and replaced it with the...
June 7, 2019

QuickResize Updated to Version 1.4.1

QuickResize is the InDesign script that adjusts and resizes your layout to whatever new size...
May 10, 2019

FormMagic vs. InDesign 2019

After a long wait, the latest version of InDesign, 2019, has finally introduced the ability...
January 7, 2019

InDesign 2019 “Breaking” News! New Serial Numbers

The new release of InDesign, 2019, is here with some great new features. But there...
October 17, 2018

Script Update News (October 2018)

In this month’s Script Update News I’m covering recent updates to three of our popular...
October 4, 2018

Script Update News (June 2018)

There’s a thirst and a hunger out there, folks – not for bread and not...
June 20, 2018

HTML Import script updated

I just updated the HTML Import script. It is now much faster and more reliable,...
May 13, 2018

List All Document Languages

A free InDesign script to generate a list of all languages in use in a...
April 9, 2018

Version 2.0.5 of Change Consecutive Paragraphs Pro released

A new version of the Change Consecutive Paragraphs Pro has been released, with an emphasis on making...
February 16, 2018

Reactivation Woes, or: What to do if you’ve got a new computer and it doesn’t let you activate your product!

A common scenario is described in the following email: Help! My old PC has been...
October 17, 2017

Apply Paragraph Style to All Footnotes

InDesign is usually pretty well-behaved about applying the specified paragraph style to footnotes in a...
September 15, 2017

Hyperlink Pro Version 2.0.3 Published

A new version of Hyperlink Pro has been released. Version 2.0.3 includes an important fix:...
July 25, 2017

FormMagic and Font Substitution

You may sometimes notice that FormMagic converts Arial to Helvetica, and sometimes it doesn’t. In...
May 10, 2017

Transpose Paragraphs

While working on a book in InDesign recently, I needed to switch the position of...
December 27, 2016

Extract Pages: File Naming Help

Contents Introduction Basic Custom File Naming Overwriting Existing Files Advanced Custom File Naming First Page...
December 5, 2016

Logical Paste

Here’s a little routine that will paste text in a more expected way than InDesign...
November 23, 2016

Snap Margins to Text Frame

InDesign forces designers to set the page margins by number only. You have to open...
November 20, 2016

How to Apply an Object Style to a Group without Affecting the Stuff in the Group

The Problem: I ran into the following known bug/difficulty recently, when laying out a graphic-rich...
October 30, 2016

InDesign Quick Apply with Next Style

Have you always wished that the quick-apply feature would respect your paragraph style’s Next Style...
August 30, 2016

Print Every Nth Page from an InDesign Book

Over on the Adobe InDesign Scripting Forum, Bob Levine asked: I have a client in...
August 19, 2016

FormMagic: Creating a Batch Action in Acrobat

Using FormMagic or FormMaker is a 2-step process. First, FormMagic must be run on the InDesign file. Then,...
July 25, 2016

Using FormMaker to Add Validation Scripts to a PDF Form in InDesign

With FormMaker, not only is it possible to produce fully-formatted Acrobat forms in InDesign as with...
July 14, 2016

The New Id-Extras Menu

If you’ve ever been frustrated at having to hunt down your favorite Id-Extras add-on or...
March 6, 2016

InDesign GREP to Avoid Runts

In this post, I will show one way of forcing InDesign to avoid runts in...
November 9, 2015

Script to Export Multiple PDFs at Once

July 2018 UPDATE: If you’re looking to export multiple PDFs, using multiple PDF export presets,...
October 19, 2015

Auto Char Styles, version 2.2

The latest version of Auto Char Styles – version 2.2 – has just been released. Auto Char...
October 19, 2015

How to find roman–italic collisions in InDesign?

Italic-formatted text followed by roman (upright, regular) text can cause typographic problems: the leaning italic...
August 27, 2015

Anchored Text Uncaged

The following script is a short and sweet way of moving all text in an...
June 30, 2015

Free Cycle Case Script

Word has a nice feature that lets you select some text and press Shift+F3 to...
June 8, 2015

InDesign, ePubs, and Paragraph Style Tags for Styles in Groups

When converting a print book to reflowable ePub in InDesign, I always use the Custom...
April 17, 2015

Apply Object Style to All Text Containers in a Story – Free Script

This is something that has bugged me often with InDesign. Although InDesign has a way...
March 12, 2015

Using LiveIndex with ePubs

LiveIndex is a great script for converting the page references in the index of a book...
January 15, 2015

Script Updates News

I’ve taken advantage of the past week to update four scripts in the Id-Extras.com library:...
December 26, 2014

Script to Format Long Numbers

Every so often, the question is raised how to add delimiters (commas, or thin spaces, etc.)...
November 20, 2014

How to Use the Scripts on this Blog

Many of the posts on this blog include fully-functional sample scripts. To use these sample...
September 14, 2014

Multi-File Auto-Place

A few weeks ago on the Adobe InDesign scripting forum, InDesign Guru AnneMarie Concepcion asked for...
September 14, 2014

Save InDesign Document as Separate Pages

If you need to save an InDesign document as separate pages or separate spreads, Extract Pages...
September 14, 2014

Clear Overrides Throughout Document

I was recently needing a way to clear all overrides in a 100+ page book....
August 11, 2014

“Manners maketh man” (and Scripterth maketh scripth?)

If you’re a guest at someone’s house, wouldn’t you agree that it is bad manners...
June 23, 2014

Convert paragraph to real all-caps

If you’re converting print publications to ePubs, you’ve probably come across this problem: The print...
June 18, 2014

Understanding Javascript’s Date Object

JavaScript’s Date object can be a difficult beast to tame. In terms of the number...
May 9, 2014