Category Archives: Scripts and Plug-ins

Martinho da Gloria’s excellent LayoutZone plug-in updated for CS5, and still free!

Martinho has updated his extremely useful LayoutZone scripted plug-in is now available for InDesign CS5, and is still free of charge.

The extremely useful plug-in enables you to select one or more objects in an InDesign layout and convert them into a linked InDesign document.

A demo from Cari Jansen is here.

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Multi-Find/Change Now Available for Purchase

Martinho da Gloria’s Multi-Find/Change plug-in for InDesign CS4 and CS5 is now available for purchase at his website.

Seriously, if you massage and manhandle a lot of text in your daily InDesign life, and if you’re forever popping in and out of InDesign’s Find/Change dialog, this plug-in will save you a whole lot of time, effort, and errors.

If you haven’t seen it, the best way to quickly sum up the plug-in is like an iTunes playlist for your Find/Change queries. You can run lists of Find/Change operations in batches for text clean-up and anything else you like to do with InDesign’s Find/Change feature.

Adobe product expert Cari “InDesign Dundee” Jansen also did nice video demo for Martinho.

Essential InDesign Add-ons: MultiFindChange

Martinho da Gloria of Automatication in New Zealand produces some extremely useful scripts for InDesign. Martinho authored the fabulous LayoutZone script that turns InDesign page elements into linked InDesign files that can be edited outside of the parent document.

Martinho’s upcoming release, MultiFindChange, is an essential bit of gear for anyone who regularly works with text files of any size…dirty text files that are emitted by people or algorithms that just don’t understand the first thing about what a layout artist needs in a text file…text that needs to be cleaned up with multiple Find & Change operations to remove extra spaces, carriage returns, straight quotes, fix calendar dates, etc.

Multi-Find/Change main features:

  • Manage Find/Change queries in sets (folders)
  • Exports set into a self contain file (xml)
  • Import set (from xml file)
  • Share set (xml file) over network.
  • Easy way to backup queries
  • Adds comments to query files
  • Renames query files
  • Deletes query files
  • Load query into InDesign Find/Change editor

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Adobe InDesign CS4 (Mac or Windows).
  • Adobe InCopy CS4 (Mac or Windows).
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