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InReview: QuickResize

A script that makes the job of resizing an InDesign document much simpler


This article appeared in Issue 81 of InDesign Magazine.

It’s happened to all of us. For one reason or another you have to resize a document that you’ve pretty much completed. You have a couple of choices built in to InDesign: liquid layout or layout adjustment.

Both feature kind of work, but require you to make certain choices, and if they’re not correct you wind up with either objects on the pasteboard (if shrinking the page size) or (if enlarging it) enough white space to make Jony Ive jealous. Fiddling around with this stuff is about as much fun to me as drawing a clipping path.

Enter Quick Resize, a script from developer Ariel Walden (www.id-extras.com). The website description of this script states:  “QuickResize presents a simple window where you can input the new size you’d like the current InDesign document to be.”

Based on my test drive, simple is a very accurate description. Let’s take a look.

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Bob Levine

Bob Levine

Bob Levine is a graphic designer and a consultant focused on providing InDesign training and guidance in developing efficient, collaborative workflows to those moving from QuarkXPress or PageMaker. An Adobe Certified Expert in both InDesign and InCopy, Bob has written articles for InDesign Magazine and is an Adobe User to User forums host. He has more than 15 years of industry experience and has been using InDesign since version 1.0. For more background, visit his website, www.theindesignguy.com or his blog, BobLevine.us.
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5 Comments on “InReview: QuickResize

  1. When I launch the script, I dont see what you see, I dont get the opportunity to select About and then create Menu Item. Is this a Windows only option? Because I use a Mac and running the script just shows a window like Figure 12 in your article. I just purchased it 4-3-2016 and I got version 1.0.0 , but you show version 1.1.0
    My Mac version within Indesign CC 2015 just has OK & Cancel as button options, but no About.

  2. When I launch the script, I dont see what you see, I dont get the opportunity to select About and then create Menu Item. Is this a Windows only option? Because I use a Mac and running the script just shows a window like Figure 12 in your article. I just purchased it 4-3-2016 and I got version 1.0.0 , but you show version 1.1.0
    My Mac version within Indesign CC 2015 just has OK & Cancel as button options.

  3. Craig, I just sent out updates with this new functionality. I had noticed a hiccup in the Mac version of the menu function (Bob reviewed the product on Windows, I believe), hence the delay.

    But this has now been fixed, is working on Mac and Windows, and version 1.2 should be in everyone’s inbox shortly!

    Thanks,
    Ariel

  4. Hi Team,

    I found this script is available as trial version also in the website. When I am trying to install it as trial on my MAC, it is prompting for serial number. Please help me in installing trial version. If it works I could suggest my manager to licensed version. (Presently I am using InDesign CC 2012.2 release). Also let me know if this script works for CS6 and CS5.5 versions.

    Thanks,
    Hari

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