InDesignSecrets Podcast 236

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In this episode:

  • Latest news:
  • We each describe 3 of our favorite free InDesign scripts
  • Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Satin
  • The QUIZZLER answer and winner! She had a 1 out of 1 chance of winning ;-)

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In podcast 235, we asked listeners to email us locations in InDesign where the command “Place” appears, other than File > Place. We were looking for Library panel menu, right-click menu on images in CC Library, and the obscure button lower right on the Media panel, Place Video or Audio file. Only one person submitted an answer, and none of these were included in her email. But she wins an InDesignSecrets Keyboard Shortcut poster anyway!

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5 Comments on “InDesignSecrets Podcast 236

  1. Great podcast, as usual!

    I have been using the Calendar Wizard for our custom office calendar for years. The other script I use often is one of the default scripts that ships with ID: CropMarks.js. It is handy when you’re creating a business card layout or any other multiple-up layouts. It sure beats drawing rules and then using the scissor tool to get rid of what you don’t need. The only thing I don’t like about it is it defaults to having registration targets, which I never use. I like the fact that I can change the width, length, and offset of the crop marks, but, again, I wish I could set my own defaults for them.

    • Aletabird: One of the best things about scripts it that you can change them! Right-click on the script in the Scripts panel and choose Reveal in Finder/Explorer. Then open that .jsx file in a text editor (on the Mac, I use TextWrangler or BBEdit). Look on line 61… (good text editors can number the lines/paragraphs, so you should be able to find it quickly). If you change “true” to “false” then the script works differently. Cool, eh?!

  2. Aletabird: when I used Windows machines I always liked EditPad Pro by the GREP expert, Jan Goyvaerts. EditPad Lite (free for non-commercial use) might be all you need.

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