March 22, 2023 at 1:00 am #7297
First things first, congrats for that script. It is blazing fast and really helpful.
I’ve downloaded the free trial to see by myself if I could use it, as I’m working with many tables and that could save a lot of time. And the answer is certainly, but…
The first thing that I would ask whether it is possible is :
– Could there be a way to skip the popup window that basically asks only to click OK. This way, adjusting the size of the columns could just be 1 shortcut away.
– Could there be a way to run the script for all the tables within a document ?
Thanks for your answers
FredMarch 22, 2023 at 1:38 am #7300
Thanks for your comment!
Regarding a no-UI option (to launch the script with just 1 shortcut) – already you’re not the first person to ask for this – it makes a lot of sense, so I’ll probably add it quite soon.
And running on all tables also makes sense. I guess that should be an option in the main UI window.
Good suggestions, which I hope to implement soon…
March 22, 2023 at 2:03 pm #7301
- This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Ariel.
Thanks for the quick answer !
I’m happy to hear you’re thinking on improving the script. Very happy actually. Can’t wait to see that coming.
I’ve been using an old fashion script to resize the columns so far, but it is nowhere near yours in terms of efficiency and speed. Good job !
Good luckMarch 23, 2023 at 1:03 am #7304
I’ve posted an update to fix a few minor bugs today (so we’re now on version 1.0.4): a bug fix for users who were using optical margin alignment (which causes the script not to work), and a more important bug fix in cases where the alignment of the contents was not left-aligned.
Regarding the no-UI vesion, and running on the entire doc, this is something that will appear, but probably not for at least a month, as I’ll be on holiday (more or less) for the next 3 weeks…March 23, 2023 at 1:23 am #7305
Thanks for the update,
I’m sure you’re taking some well deserved time for yourself. We have to actually. Recharge the batteries and else.
I’ll be around anywayMay 7, 2023 at 11:45 am #7365
Hope you had a nice holiday and get some well-deserved rest 😉
Just passing by and wondering whether you had the time to think about the improvements we were talking about ?
Especially for dealing with all the document tables all at once. The No UI thing is useful but rather cosmetic in terms of time-saving. My documents have usually 300 small tables. I can surely say your script is already saving me quite some time but could be even more.
May 14, 2023 at 1:03 am #7367
- This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by Dain.
Not yet. It’s still on the radar though.
ArielJune 2, 2023 at 10:45 am #7415
As long as it is on the todo list, I’m ok 😉
CreativePro magazine #20 is giving your scripts a big thumb up btw ^^
I’m always pleased to see such things happening. Hope it’ll do some good for your business 😉August 3, 2023 at 6:39 pm #7477AndyBrownParticipant
The auto fit script has been very helpful. I product 5 different catalogs with one or two tables on each page. One of these catalogs is 700 pages so there are a lot of tables. Being able auto fit an entire InDesign file at once would be extremely helpful!
Thanks, AndyAugust 3, 2023 at 6:43 pm #7478
Thanks for the reminder! The squeaky wheel gets the grease, so keep at it! (I’m just right in the middle of a major update with FormMaker, and won’t be able to get to this until then.)
I do wonder, though: Are you really finding that the script does a good enough job that you could just run it on 700 pages and get helpful results? I would have thought that in any case each table needs a little manual tweaking, in which case that extra click for the initial fitting is not such a hassle?August 4, 2023 at 11:34 pm #7484AndyBrownParticipant
Yes, it works really well. I think I should be able to just run it. What I found is I have to make sure all the cells are open wider than I need them to get them to close up to the right amount space. If the space is already smaller, it’s problematic since your code doesn’t expand cells. If I have go through and manually adjust some of them it’s much better than having to do them all.
The code has saved my team a lot of time and makes the tables looks much cleaner and consistent. I have bought two versions already and need to buy a third for another employee.
Thanks, AndyAugust 6, 2023 at 11:31 pm #7485
I would second Andy on this.
We are working on books which can be up to 650 pages as well. Some of the tables need indeed to be tackled through scripts but it’s minor. 95% of the tables are very simple (1 row, up to 8 columns). At the moment, I’m using a homemade script that adjusts the size of the cells but it needs quite a few minutes to get the job done, when the script doesn’t crash, for some reasons.
I’ve tweaked the script to work only on the selected table, but takes a few seconds still. Your script is faster, by far.
In the end, 2. things would be very nice to have.
– Global adjustment
– Running the script with no need of having UI