100 Free InDesign Scripts
Free for the taking: a heaping helping of features that make InDesign better, faster, and more fun
When was the last time a new feature was added to InDesign that got you really excited? If you’re like me, it’s been quite a while. But what if I told you there were literally hundreds of cool and useful features you could add to InDesign right now, for free? And you can add just the ones that are useful to you, with no worries about “bloating” the application. Sound good? Well, that is exactly what you can do with scripts. And as part of our 100th issue celebration, I thought it would be fun to gather up 100 awesome free scripts to share with you.
This article appeared in Issue 100 of InDesign Magazine.
Now I know some of you are thinking we already did this recently, with Erica Gamet’s Script-o-pedia article in issue 88. Ah, but this is a completely different set of scripts! Not a single one of these scripts appeared in that article. That’s not to say these are all new scripts. Some of them are what I’d call “classics.” These are scripts that have been around for a while, but still work and are no less valuable than the day they appeared. Others are fairly new to the scene. They’re (almost) all cross-platform; 99 of them work on both Mac and Windows. And none of them will cost you a cent to use. But please consider making a donation to the person wrote any script that you find useful. Now, without further ado, on with the scripts!
Text & Table Scripts
Applied Font: Add labels either to style ranges, paragraphs, stories or just the current insertion point, listing up to 15 properties of text formatting.
Highlight No Break: Highlights all text in a document to which the No Break attribute has been applied.
Clean Space: Removes unnecessary white space from either the whole document, a story, or a text selection.
Adjust Kerning: Create your own custom kerning tables.
Missing Glyphs: Displays a dialog box of all missing glyphs in a document, organized by font.
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