Before you can use the PlaceAndScale plug-in you also have to install our free APID ToolAssistant plug-in.
Change History for PlaceAndScale
Intro – Auto-Scale to Target Resolution
This product is not supported any more, and won’t be updated or bug-fixed. It is still available for download on an ‘as-is’ basis.
Have you ever been placing a number of bitmap images (for example, JPEG images) of various dimensions, and then manually scaling the images to meet a certain preset target resolution?
If the JPEG images originated from different cameras or were taken with different settings, their pixel dimensions can vary widely, and each different type of image needs to be rescaled differently to bring the final resolution to the same standardized value.
This plug-in helps out. You can define a specific resolution value for each individual InDesign document. When you place any bitmap image into the document, it will be automatically scaled to make sure the effective resolution of the placed image matches the preset resolution value.
You can set a document’s target resolution for Place and Scale via the API menu.
Make sure you have a document open before you try to change the preferences.
Before you start installing, exit out of InDesign.
Please make sure you have a copy of the APID ToolAssistant plug-in installed. Make sure you install the proper plug-in for your version of InDesign since the plug-ins are mutually incompatible. The Windows CS5.x plug-ins also come with an additional folder with a parenthesised name which needs to be copied along.
If you already have an APID ToolAssistant plug-in installed (e.g. because you use one of our other plug-ins), make sure it is up-to-date.
You will be installing two separate, but related software products: PlaceAndScale and APID ToolAssistant. PlaceAndScale will continue to work when the APID ToolAssistant demo expires.
i.e You do NOT need to purchase a license for APID ToolAssistant.
Copy the PlaceAndScale.spln into the same folder as the APID ToolAssistant plug-in (typically that will be the InDesign Plug-Ins folder). Don’t worry about the icon of the .spln file: it might not be a ‘regular’ icon, and that’s OK.