Using scripts for dummies

Miss Tiffany's picture

As we all know by now, TypeCon2006 is right around the corner. I'm busy helping with last minute preparation and found myself in need of a script to put cropmarks around oodles of images. I'm too lazy to draw them, didn't really have time to do it, so I started to look. But, then I remembered that Miguel (Sousa) had pointed us toward some very handy scripts on another thread here at Typophile. I probably saved myself about 4 hours in using this script. :^) All I had to do was drag the folder of images from the desktop directly into InDesign (all import at 100% with the frames fitting the content), move the pictures around on the page to maximize the print area, select all the images on the spread, double-click on the script, select how I want them, click apply. Magic!!!


Miguel Sousa's picture

Indeed I pointed to some scripts, but not the ones you refer to :^P

Please allow me to link to the original threads:
1. python vector graphic library supporting opentype formats
2. Unlinking text threads in InDesign CS2

Miss Tiffany's picture

Thank you for the links, Miguel. Now I'll never have to look further than my blog. :^P

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