Category Archives: Recipes

ShowPaths for Mac OS X updated.

As a developer, I use ShowPaths pretty much every day to quickly get copy-paste-able file path info to various files. Simply select a few files in the Finder, drag/drop them onto the ShowPaths icon, and get all the paths in … Continue reading

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Manage styles across many documents – BorderCollie for InDesign.

BorderCollie is a free script for InDesign which helps with style management. It allows you to define, edit and synchronize styles and swatches across collections of disparate InDesign document collections. This script is to serve as an example of what can be achieved … Continue reading

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AutoStyleTagger – InDesign Database Publishing, Simplified

I was at the CreativePro Week 2017 in Atlanta, and sat in on one of Russell Viers‘ sessions. He showed us how you can start from a spreadsheet, export the data in tabbed text format, import the data into InDesign, … Continue reading

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Draw Ukulele or Guitar Chord Charts With InDesign

I love playing guitar and ukulele, but I find the chord charts found on the internet often difficult to read while playing. The chord diagrams are located above the lyrics, and I have a hard time reading both lyrics and chord … Continue reading

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For Developers: Faster Debugging Of Adobe Extensions

For people developing Extensions for the Adobe Creative Suite: how to get rid of the annoying click on ‘index.html’ each time you want to start debugging an Adobe Extension. http://coppieters.nz/?p=63

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InDesign To Markdown Export – Crawler.ID2MD

The first member of a range of InDesign export scripts has become available. Crawler.ID2MD provides InDesign-to-Markdown export, with a best-effort layout approximation. Crawler.ID2MD is highly configurable. As of today, the software is available for testing and purchase here: https://www.rorohiko.com/Crawler.ID2MD Installing … Continue reading

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KCCSizer released. Drag/Drop JPEG Files To Fit In 1920x1080px, < 1MB

KCCSizer is a small free tool for photographers. It downscales one or more dropped JPEG files so they fit in an area of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and are compressed to a file size of 1MB or less. You can achieve the … Continue reading

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Replace Words By Images And Vice Versa. Free Script For InDesign CS5 And Above.

Swimmer. Replace words with images. CreativeWow! One of the sessions at PePcon 2014 was called CreativeWow! Sneak Peeks by Creative Developers. http://www.pepcon.com/session/creativewow-sneak-peeks-creative-developers-2014/ The aim: a meeting of minds between graphic designers and creative software developers. Script Challenge! Attendees to PePcon were … Continue reading

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Add Printable Swatch Samples To An InDesign Document

SwatchWatch is a free InDesign script we’ve created to automatically add a grid of printable swatch samples at the end of an InDesign document. Supports InDesign CS5 and above. More info in this case study: https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/swatchwatcher-case-study/

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Batcher 0.0.5: Automatically Batch-Execute An InDesign Script On Many Files.

Batcher 0.0.5 has been released. With this tool, you can batch execute InDesign scripts. Batcher can take many existing InDesign scripts (.jsx files) and add batch processing features to them. Most of the time, there is no need for changes … Continue reading

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