InDesign Scripts

Change Letter Case

Change matching text to uppercase, lowercase, title case, or sentence case.

  • Match with GREP
  • Match by character style
  • Match by paragraph style
  • Adapt open source to customize or create other scripts
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Dimensions InDesign

Specify dimensions and other properties of selected elements.

  • Element dimensions, each selected or combined
  • Measure selected text
  • Distance between elements
  • Includes scale option
  • Corner radius
  • Corner and rotation angles
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Export Named Pages

Export pages each with unique file name based on page content.

  • Name by paragraph style or character style
  • Name by image or image object style
  • Prefix and suffix using variable placeholders
  • Export all pages, a single page, or any range or ranges of pages
  • Export JPG, PDF (interactive or print), or PNG
  • Export Print PDF using any PDF Preset
  • Save and restore all settings
  • User-configurable localization
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Export Pages To Subfolders

Export pages to subfolders with unique names based on page content.

  • Name subfolder by paragraph style or character style
  • Name subfolder by image or image object style
  • Export JPG, PDF (interactive or print), or PNG
  • Export Print PDF using any PDF Preset
  • Save and restore all settings
  • User-configurable localization
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Find Change From Spreadsheet

Search and replace multiple text changes in one operation.

  • Change text based on values stored in CSV or tab-delimited text
  • Option to match whole words only
  • Option to ignore case
  • Option to confirm each change
  • User-configurable localization
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Headshot Layout

Automate completion of “headshot” layouts of people's portraits and their names.

  • Automate placing images and text
  • Keep text with relevant image
  • User-configurable localization
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PDF Export Folder

Batch export a folder of InDesign documents to PDF.

  • Option to include subfolders
  • Export using any PDF Preset
  • Option to add suffix to output file names
  • Option to replace existing output files.
  • Adapt open source to customize or create other scripts
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PDF Export Single Pages

Export an InDesign document to single-page PDFs.

  • Page labels at the beginning or end of output file names
  • Absolute (document) numbering or by section
  • Set minimum digits to prefix section and page labels
  • Preview output file name before proceeding
  • Export all pages, a single page, or any range or ranges of pages
  • Export using any PDF Preset
  • Immediate or background export
  • Save and restore all settings
  • User-configurable localization
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PDF Place And Export

Create documents, place PDF pages, and export new PDFs.

  • Process a single PDF or an entire folder of PDFs
  • Creates an InDesign document sized to match input PDF
  • Option to include bleed
  • If facing pages, resolves overlapping bleeds in the spine
  • Convert a PDF in reader spreads back to single pages
  • Convert a PDF in printer spreads back to single pages
  • Create printer spreads
  • Option to add spine effect
  • Export a new PDF using any PDF preset
  • Save and restore all settings
  • User-configurable localization
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PDF Printer Spreads

Places PDF pages into an InDesign document and arranges the pages as printer spreads.

  • Creates an InDesign document sized to match input PDF
  • Option to include bleed
  • Resolves overlapping bleeds in the spine
  • Create printer spreads
  • Signatures nested or stack
  • User-configurable localization
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PDF Proof

Export a PDF proof of an InDesign document.

  • Choice of resolution
  • Pages or spreads
  • Adds suffix “_proof” to PDF file name
  • Replaces spaces with underscores to make file name web-friendly
  • Adapt open source to customize or create other scripts
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PDF Unspread

Places a PDF in reader spreads or printer spreads into an InDesign document and splits the spreads apart, back to single pages.

  • Creates an InDesign document sized to match input PDF
  • Option to include bleed
  • Convert a PDF in printer spreads back to single pages
  • Convert a PDF in reader spreads back to single pages
  • User-configurable localization
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Resolve Overset Text

Reveal and delete overset text.

  • Make visible all overset text in a document
  • Delete all overset text
  • Adapt open source to customize or create other scripts
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Style Characters

Apply character styles to imported text set to bold or italic, etc.

  • Find common font styling and apply character style
  • Creates character styles if needed
  • User-configurable localization
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Text Cleanup

Clean up common text problems.

  • Reduce multiple spaces or tabs to one
  • Change double hyphens to em or en dash
  • Fix foot and inch marks
  • Remove empty paragraphs
  • Remove forced line breaks
  • Remove excess at end of paragraphs and stories
  • And more...
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Varnish Images

Create varnish elements for all images.

  • Varnish images in rectangular frames
  • Varnish images masked using clipping paths
  • Varnish images masked using transparency
  • Create varnish version of images if needed
  • Option to include pasted graphics
  • User-configurable localization
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Varnish Maker

Create varnish elements for selection, page, or spread.

  • Varnish selection, page, or spread
  • Recognizes images masked using clipping paths
  • Recognizes images masked using transparency
  • Create varnish version of images if needed
  • Varnish text
  • User-configurable localization
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Web Prep

Prepare documents for HTML output to web or e-books.

  • Remove zero-width characters
  • Remove forced line breaks
  • Remove column/frame/page breaks
  • Change tabs to spaces
  • Remove excess spaces
  • Remove excess at end of paragraphs and stories
  • Remove empty paragraphs
  • Remove forced capitalization/change letter case
  • And more...
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For help installing scripts, see How to Install and Use Scripts in Adobe Creative Cloud Applications.

Also available for hire to program custom solutions. Contact William for more information.

IMPORTANT: by downloading any of the scripts on this page you agree that the software is provided without any warranty, express or implied. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Always make backups of important data.