This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 63

Tuesday is a lovely day to take a moment and read through some of what the world is saying about InDesign (or watch some videos!). We have a bunch of good stuff to check out today, including some awesome scripts you’d better know about.

Scripts and add-ons:

  • Have you ever noticed that there is no find/change for cell styles? What if you want to find all the “cellA” styles and replace them with “cellB”? You can use this script by Loic (here is the direct download of the script). If you want to see it in action, see this video.
  • Anyone who wants to create an index in InDesign should know about IndexMatic. There is a free (limited) version, but now version 2 “pro” has many new features and is only ?39.
  • Peter Kahrel has created a free script that is a far better paragraph-sorter (for alphabetizing paragraphs). It is even language-aware!
  • What if you could apply a master page based on a paragraph style? Here’s a freelow-cost script that helps you with this. (If you need more control than the script offers, I suggest looking at Auto Flow from in-tools.com.)
  • I’m very excited that Adobe has finally updated its Adobe Digital Editions! The last version was sooooo terrible. This is still just in beta, but it’s already looking a bit promising.
  • For those of you who have been waiting for a CS5.5 version of the Kindle export plug-in, wait no longer!
  • Into scripting InDesign? Do you speak German? If so, check out this new book by Gregor Fellenz, in print at amazon.de or, as a very nicely-formatted epub from the publisher’s site.
  • I love google docs, especially when two or more people are working on the same file. If you haven’t see the beta for Em Software’s DocsFlow, you should. It lets you place google docs files into InDesign (and even merge formatting changes). The first public beta is now available for Windows users.

Enjoy!

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5 Comments on “This Week in InDesign Articles, Number 63

  1. Thank you!

    “What if you could apply a master page based on a paragraph style? Here?s a free script that helps you with this. (If you need more control than the script offers, I suggest looking at Auto Flow from in-tools.com.)”

    It’s not free, it costs $19.99.

    Or: “A demo version can be downloaded here. It runs just like the full script with the limitation that it only works three times per document.”

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