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FormMagic has been updated to version 2.0.0. New features include: Field rotation. Acrobat has four rotation options for form fields (0, 90, 180 and 270 degrees). Until now, it was not possible to rotate fields with FormMagic. But with the...
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Extract Pages has been updated to version 1.7.2. This version fixes a bug: If PDF export is chosen, and the option to export groups of pages is selected, and a PDF file with the same name already exists in the...
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FormMaker makes it easy to create rich, interactive PDF forms in InDesign. It fills the huge gaps left in InDesign’s interactive PDF forms capabilities, allowing you to set text alignment in form fields, as well as set the text color,...
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Grep to Anchored Object has been updated to version 2.5.5. New features and bug fixes include: A new option to anchor the object to the start of the current paragraph, so now there are 3 anchoring options: (1) To the...
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Extract Pages has been updated to version 1.7.0. As well as breaking up large InDesign files into smaller files, with the new version you can now output not only PDFs but also PNGs, JPEGs and interactive PDFs! All the powerful...
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Display Line Numbers – the popular line numbering add-on for Adobe InDesign – has now been updated to version 4.1.0. Version 4.1.0 includes: Full support for text frames containing endnotes. Bug fix for InDesign 2020: Owing to an Adobe bug,...
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QuickResize is the InDesign script that adjusts and resizes your layout to whatever new size (dimensions can be specified in cm, mm, inches, point, picas) or percentage of the old size desired. No “artificial intelligence” is used in the process...
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After a long wait, the latest version of InDesign, 2019, has finally introduced the ability to select a font for interactive PDF form fields. Until today, interactive form fields created in InDesign would always be set to Times Roman when...
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In this month’s Script Update News I’m covering recent updates to three of our popular scripts: Line Numbers (a golden oldie, but still going strong), Extract Pages (major update here), and Hyperlink Pro (a couple of great new features). Line...
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There’s a thirst and a hunger out there, folks – not for bread and not for water, but for InDesign scripts! Savvy InDesign users can’t seem to get enough of them, and you know what? They are 100% right. If you...
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A new version of the Change Consecutive Paragraphs Pro has been released, with an emphasis on making it easier to construct batches. Thanks to Raphaël Freeman of Renana Typesetting for suggesting many of these ideas! With version 2.0.5: The Batch Editor remembers...
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A common scenario is described in the following email: Help! My old PC has been replaced/sold/crashed/lost/stolen. I’ve reinstalled InDesign on my new PC/Mac, but when I try to activate the Id-Extras InDesign add-on, I get an error message saying: “This serial...
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InDesign is usually pretty well-behaved about applying the specified paragraph style to footnotes in a document. By “well-behaved,” I mean that InDesign seems to respect the setting in the Footnote Options dialog that specifies the paragraph style to use for...
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A new version of Hyperlink Pro has been released. Version 2.0.3 includes an important fix: Previously, if Hyperlink Pro was run twice on the same text, the URL (the actual web address associated with the hyperlink) would include the discretionary...
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You may sometimes notice that FormMagic converts Arial to Helvetica, and sometimes it doesn’t. In this blog post, I will try to explain what’s going on and how to get predictable results. FormMagic can create regular text fields, and rich-text...
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Contents Introduction Basic Custom File Naming Overwriting Existing Files Advanced Custom File Naming First Page <fp> Last Page <lp> File Name <fn> Counter # Conditional Text […] Section Marker <sm> Alternate Layout Name <alt> Paragraph Style <p:styleName> Character Style <c:styleName>...
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Using FormMagic or FormMaker is a 2-step process. First, FormMagic must be run on the InDesign file. Then, it must be run again in Acrobat on the resulting interactive PDF. In this post, I will show how to create an action in Acrobat...
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With FormMaker, not only is it possible to produce fully-formatted Acrobat forms in InDesign as with FormMagic, it is even possible to attach Acrobat validation, calculation, and formatting scripts to each form field right inside InDesign. You can also add document...
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If you’ve ever been frustrated at having to hunt down your favorite Id-Extras add-on or script in InDesign’s script panel – and if, like me, you’ve got dozens of scripts in there – here’s some good news! Id-Extras products can now be...
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The latest version of Auto Char Styles – version 2.2 – has just been released. Auto Char Styles is a great InDesign add-on that solves a basic InDesign need: Applying a character style to all text overrides in an InDesign document. Marking...
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LiveIndex is a great script for converting the page references in the index of a book into interactive hyperlinks. It is particularly useful when a professional index has been made for the book, rather than relying on InDesign’s built-in indexing feature,...
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I’ve taken advantage of the past week to update four scripts in the Id-Extras.com library: Auto Character Styles, Line Numbers, Sections Stuff, and Fit Text to Frame, this last one being the biggest update of the four, and in fact...
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