Before you can use the RepeatAfterMe plug-in you also have to install our free APID ToolAssistant plug-in.
Change History for RepeatAfterMe
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. This software might still work with CS6. It does NOT run with any version of InDesign CC. Try the demo before purchasing.
RepeatAfterMe allows you to make simple changes to a single object, and then repeat those changes for all similar objects throughout your entire document!
You get to pick in which way the other objects must be similar from a dropdown list.
It is great for quickly doing things like moving and resizing, applying object styles/strokes.etc throughout your whole document
in just two simple steps.
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: RepeatAfterMe and APID ToolAssistant. For continued use you only need to purchase a license for RepeatAfterMe. It will continue to work even when the APID ToolAssistant demo expires.
i.e You do NOT need to purchase an additional license for APID ToolAssistant.
Copy the RepeatAfterMe.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.
- Perform the action you want repeated on any TextFrame, Rectangle or Graphic
- Right click on the object you just changed
- Select the criteria you want RepeatAfterMe to base its search for similar items on.
- Watch as RepeatAfterMe repeats what you did!
How It Works
RepeatAfterMe simply takes a look at the very last action that you performed
If it understands the last action it sees it will perform the exact same action
on all objects that are considered similar.
In some cases similar objects must share exactly the same characteristic .e.g if performing on objects with a similar paragraph style. The first paragraph style in a text frame must be exactly the same for it to be considered similar. In other cases matching with a tolerance is used, such as when choosing objects with a similar height, or width. The tolerance can be adjusted in the repeatAfterMe preferences in the preferences menu.
RepeatAfterMe only looks one step back at your history. So if you want to perform multiple steps you will need to invoke repeat after me multiple times. However if you assign a shortcut to your favourite repeatAfterMe action this will not slow you down!