Before you can use the TextStitch plug-in you also have to install our free APID ToolAssistant plug-in.
Change History for TextStitch
This tool helps you with threading of text frames in InDesign CS or higher. There are three main functions: Auto-Stitch, Auto-Unstitch and Quick-Stitch.
Auto-Stitch will automatically thread all unthreaded text frames it finds, in a logical order (roughly left-right, top-down, page order).
Auto-Unstitch, will break text threads.
Quick-Stitch, allows you to ‘stitch’ multiple text frames together with just a single click per frame.
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 (or higher) 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: TextStitch and APID ToolAssistant. TextStitch 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 TextStitch.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.
The main function of TextStitch is Auto-Stich, you can find out about the other two functions (Auto-Unstitch & Quick-Stitch) by following the link to the manual on thetab
Auto-stitch will automatically thread all unthreaded text frames it finds, in a logical order (roughly left-right, top-down, page order).
It can be configured to either skip over non-empty text frames, or instead indiscriminately stitch empty and non-empty frames alike into the story thread.
It will always ignore any frames that have already been threaded. When frames are positioned in irregular positions, it’ll try to guess a logical order.
This function can be performed either on the current spread, or throughout the complete document.
There is a configuration dialog under the API – Text Stitch – Configure… menu item which allows you to change the setting for the various options.
For more detailed information on TextStitch, go to: