We’re pleased to announce the release of new update to V-Justify, the InDesign script that puts you in full control of InDesign’s vertical justification.
New in version 1.5.1 is the ability to justify individual columns, not just all the columns in a given text frame.
This is useful, for instance, if you specifically need to justify one column by expanding it, while justifying another column by reducing the space between paragraphs.
Along with this new feature, there are also plenty of bug fixes to make V-Justify more reliable.
Finally, if you’re the sort of person who prefers to try before you buy, there is now a full demo version of V-Justify available for download. (The demo version will open a copy of your document in InDesign. The text in this duplicate document will be turned into gibberish. The test document is otherwise identical to the original and should give you a good feeling of how the licensed version of V-Justify works.)
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SeanNovember 28, 2022 5:21 am
The use cases for this are obvious. I do newspaper design (in 2022, imagine that!). My company decided to go with body copy that doesn’t lock to the baseline so, obviously, we run into performance issues with the native InDesign vertical justify. It’s particularly bad when it comes to a text-heavy page like sports stats or stocks. I’ve given them a scriptUI palette to toggle it and balance columns on selected frames and that seems to serve the purpose.
I haven’t demo’ed this script but I do want to comment that it would be definitely a useful tool in the toolbox for some, particularly if it is faster than vertical align:justify in InDesign as it is now.