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Digital publishing pack 2

A package of 17 scripts sure to make design and production of your Adobe Digital Publishing Suite apps easier!

A package of 17 scripts sure to make design and production of your Adobe Digital Publishing Suite apps easier!

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ALIGN MSO STATES

There is currently no way in InDesign to align the objects on one state of a multi-state object with the objects on another state. This script will align all the states of a single multi-state object, using the alignment options you specify.

CREATE SUPER BUTTON

A “super button” is a button that will appear above, or on top of, all other interactive elements. This is often used as a way to “float” an image or artwork above other interactive elements, or to create a “dead zone” on the page to prevent tapping. A super button must have both a normal and a click state, and must have a valid action. This script converts the selected object(s) to such a button. The action that is created by the script is a “Go To Page” action, set to the current page. So if you later move the button to a different page, or insert or remove pages before the page the button is on, you will need to adjust the page number of the action.

DPS THUMBNAIL-CREATE

This script helps automate the process of creating the 70px thumbnail required by the DPS-generated automatic table of contents. The script will create a new 70px square InDesign file with the proper document settings, copy the selected page items to the new document, resize the page items to fit on the new tiny InDesign page, and center the items on the page. Then the script saves the new 70px document as thumbnail.indd in the same folder as the InDesign file. Any existing thumbnail.indd file in the folder is overwritten. It is then intended that you spend a couple of moments sizing and positioning the objects on the page as desired, and then run the next script.

DPS THUMBNAIL-EXPORT JPEG

This script is intended to be used with the DPS thumbnail-create script. It will export the open thumbnail.indd file to a 70px square jpeg file ready to use for the automatic DPS-generated table of contents. The proper jpeg settings are used for the export, and the file is named thumbnail.jpg and stored in the same folder as the InDesign file. Any existing thumbnail.jpg file in the folder is overwritten.

DPS THUMBNAIL-EXPORT PNG OPAQUE

This script is identical to the DPS thumbnail-export jpeg script, but it exports a png file with an opaque background instead of a jpeg. Why png vs jpeg? There is often a quality different between jpeg and png export from InDesign for tiny images, as well as a file size difference. You may export both a jpeg and png and then choose which you prefer.

DPS THUMBNAIL-EXPORT PNG TRANSPARENT

This script is identical to the DPS thumbnail-export jpeg script, but it exports a png file with a transparent background instead of a jpeg. Any areas that are just “empty page” in InDesign will be transparent in the resulting png file.

ENLARGE PASTEBOARD-HORIZONTAL

Sometimes, particularly when creating large scrollable frame objects, you need the pasteboard to be larger. Sure this can be done in preferences, but this script provides a quick way to enlarge the horizontal pasteboard to 3000 pixels wide.

ENLARGE PASTEBOARD-VERTICAL

Sometimes, particularly when creating large scrollable frame objects, you need the pasteboard to be larger. Sure this can be done in preferences, but this script provides a quick way to enlarge the vertical pasteboard to 3000 pixels high.

PASTE OBJECTS INSIDE FRAME

Creating scrollable frames requires pasting the objects to scroll inside another frame. This script helps automate that process. Particularly useful for creating scrollable frames to keep text sharp in raster multi-state objects, per Bob Levine’s blog post.

REPLACE SPACES WITH ENTITY

When creating a button that sends an email, per James Lockman’s blog post, it is sometimes convenient to build the code for the email string, such as “mailto:someone@example.com?subject=Tax%20Time&body=Pay%20your%20taxes!
http://www.irs.gov.pdf” on the pasteboard. When you do, you need to replace any spaces in the email string with a “%20” entity. This script does that painlessly.

REPLACE ENTITIES WITH SPACES

This script does the opposite of the Replace spaces with entity script, described above.

STATES-ALPHA SORT ASCENDING
STATES-ALPHA SORT DESCENDING
STATES-NUMERIC SORT ASCENDING
STATES-NUMERIC SORT DESCENDING
STATES-RANDOMIZE ORDER
STATES-REVERSE ORDER

When creating large, complex multi-state objects with many states, it sometimes becomes necessary to manipulate the order of the states. These scripts help with that task in various ways. The names are pretty self-explanatory.

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Open your Scripts panel (Window > Utilities > Scripts), open the ”Digital Publishing Pack 2” folder, and double-click on the script you want to run. For further instructions, see the ”Read me.pdf” file that has been installed on your desktop.

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