Scripts

An advantage Adobe InDesign has over its competitors is that if there is something InDesign can’t do or will take time to do, there is a way to make a solution using either Javascript, Applescript or VBscript.

The following scripts have been sorted by category, with more complicated scripts including a set of PDF instructions:

Data Merge

Data Merge to batches: Download the script here. v1.05 2018-03-10

Data Merge to unique names: Download the script and its instructions here. v1.27 2017-12-10

Data Merge Cut and Stack assistant: Download the script here. v1.07 2016-01-04

Data Merge Colored QR Code Maker: Download the script here. v1.01 2016-01-26

Date related

Twelve month wall-planner script: Download the script here. v1.01 2018-02-22

Days of the week maker: Download the script here. v1.05 2017-11-20

Objects and layout

Add measurements to selected objects: Download the script here. v1.07 2016-02-22

Remove Empty frames: Download the script here. v1.03 2016-01-03

Styles and type

Create the bar graph GREP styles as outlined in the IDS article : Download the script from InDesignSecrets here.

Add bookmarks from a paragraph style: Download the script here.

Add bookmarks from a character style: Download the script here.

Import all styles, colours and master pages from a selected file: Download the script here.

Map GREP styles from one paragraph style to one or many others: Download the script here.

Colour

Convert White to [Paper] and solid blacks to [Black]: Download the script here. v1.01 2017-05-04

Convert Faux Blacks to user input values: Download the script here. v1.01 2017-05-04

Convert LAB Greys to shades of Black: Download the script here. v1.01 2017-05-04

Convert RGB Greys to shades of Black: Download the script here. v1.01 2017-05-04

Export

Export Interactive PDF to a folder on the desktop: Download the script here. v1.01 2017-03-05

Export an InDesign file to PDFs of set page lengths: Download the script here or from the Adobe Add-ons site. v1.04 2015-11-07

Interactive

Change Formfield Color (Acrobat Action): Download the SEQU file here. v1.01 2018-06-06

Change Formfield Type (Acrobat Action): Download the SEQU file here. v1.01 2017-03-05

Preflight

Prepress enforcer (startup scripts): Being repaired for CC2019, check back soon!

Miscellaneous

Replace positive or negative baseline shifts with InDesign subscripts and superscripts: Download the script here.

If any of these scripts regularly save you time and effort, please consider a small contribution to not only say thank you, but to show support for the site and assist me to continue to write useful scripts.

 

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