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The key is to use Frame Fitting Options on your barcode image frame before you create the merged document. In the template document, resize your barcode placeholder frame to the desired final height. Then, right-click the image placeholder frame, and select Fitting > Frame Fitting Options. Then, for Align From, select the bottom center reference ...


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Regular expressions is a general programming concept and by no means only something found in InDesign (in pretty much fact every programming language out there has regexp support). So you can ask these questions on stack overflow you get a much faster answer. Now the grep of grep styles is different from the grep of search and replace (match versus replace ...


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Adobe has scripting resource available at ( https://www.adobe.com/products/indesign/indepth.displayTab2.html#Scriptingresources ) I have copies of those docs, but I do not see an explicit object reference. I do however have a an object browser as part of a [random] software product, and I see that there is an class called LinkMetadata with members ...


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Short of a custom script, the most straightforward way to handle this is to have two master pages, one with the dual first/last variables and one with a single variable. Manually assign the single-variable master to those pages where it applies, assuming that they will be in the minority. I've run into this and variations of the same problem, such as an ...


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I won't comment on the validity of the queries you're running (how specific/abstract you'll need to make the search/replace strings will be context dependent), but the GREP Query Manager script should allow you to easily set up a chain of queries. You can then pull all the .indd files together as a book (.indb file), and run the search/replace script chain ...


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BridgeTalk to the rescue! After asking this question, I've spent days doing research and trial & error to figure out how to get this to work. It seems that the only way to see which colors in a linked EPS file in InDesign is to open that EPS file into Illustrator and check it out there. Thankfully, Adobe has incorporated BridgeTalk into ExtendScript. ...


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Page 44 of the cs5 indesign scripting guide has code samples for exporting PDF files. One only need provide code to open and close the required files. The easy way is to pipe or provide a file list, the less easy way is to enumerate the indd files (or shortcuts to randomly scattered files) in a folder and then open and export each in turn. var ...


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InDesign files are very different from their other Adobe brethren. Each version brings key changes in how the page is structured. I'll leave it at that. Here's a discussion that provides an answer to your question. Essentially, you export to IDML format and hope for the best.


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You can use Find / Change to search for objects and automatically change their attributes, but I don't know of a way to delete the objects in the same step. Perhaps you could change the strokes to have both a Fill and Stroke color of None, thus making them disappear. Something like that. Edit: since this was helpful, I added a screen shot. You can ...


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OTF Export will be greyed out if there's nothing on the glyphs pages that is valid for use in a font. It's not very clear in the Indyfont manual but the criteria seems to be: Black fill, using only [Black] from the InDesign swatches (no other type of black) Must have a fill. Outlines/strokes are ignored, only fills count Not text (text within text... eep) ...


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Look at adding a custom text variable. you would add the variable placeholder in all of the places where you would want it to appear. then you would just have to update the variable and it will update across your document. http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WS6A9BE096-77B2-4721-9736-797C4912B6C9a.html


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I think that is rather impossible. However, what you can do, is to add some colored labels to the pages with similar content. You can find it under the 'Page Attributes' of 'Pages' palette ('Main Menu->Window->Pages').


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Changing the - to a + in line 5 (setMonth(getMonth()-1)) of this script should do what you need.


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I used a javascript for this purpose in CS1/3/5.5. I'm not aware of any built in way to do it. I can't find my oldie around anywhere, but the Adobe InDesign scripting forum is usually a treasure trove. I think this one is at least a start. Here's the final code from that discussion. var tgt = app.activeDocument.rectangles; for (i=0;i<tgt.length;i++){ ...


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Sounds like you're looking for InDesign's Auto-Fit feature which is available in Adobe InDesign CS5 and beyond. This feature is certainly a time saver. Here is a good tutorial regarding Auto-Fit - Tuts+


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What about several sets of master pages, each with a different variable in the header depending on what your needs are? I do this all the time with columns and sections.


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In my experience, the only way to convert CS6 files into forms that can be opened in CS5, is by opening them in CS6 and saving them as CS4 files. I've also found CS5 files automatically open in CS6, after installing a CS6 trial. Unless a user chooses to save these files as CS4 files, these files will be changed to and saved by default as CS6 files. This ...


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I separated my answers because they're very different approaches. Make a script that you can run before you print. How it's structured will really depend on how you want to use it. But if it's a sign-off sheet, I'll run with the assumption that this is one page where you have one text frame that you could update with the unique ID. Make the text frame and ...


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You might be able to make something work with Text Variables. Go to Type > Text Variables > Define... and click New.... Name it, select Output Date, and then do something like this: Then, create a text frame and do Type > Text Variables > Insert Variable to insert. The idea behind using the date and time is that it will always be different. If the ...



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