Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video 2. Layout Zone, part of InDesign CS4: 10 Free Must-Have Scripts.
So true story. A bunch of InDesign experts and scriptors were talking about…InDesign and QuarkXPress and features that program had that InDesign didn't and…vice versa, and we were talking about this one feature called Composition Zones.… XPress has this Composition Zones feature. It's kind of cool. Basically,…it let's you take a piece of your page and hand it off to somebody else to work on. …And then they can work on it and send it back to you and it updates inside…your QuarkXPress file. It's pretty cool. I like it. I wish InDesign had that…kind of feature. And we were talking about this and this one guy, Martino…DeGlorio, he is a scriptor and he says, "well, I could do that."…And we're thinking "you could do what?" He says "I could write that as a script…in InDesign," and I'm like, no, no, no, way, there is no way you could write that.…
That's a whole feature. You can't just put a feature into InDesign and…he says," oh yeah, I could do it." So he goes off and like a week later he sends it…
- Merging several text frames into a single story
- Setting keyboard shortcuts for launching scripts
- Turning multi-column text frames into individual frames to manipulate a layout
- Indexing files quickly and efficiently using character styles
- Importing, scaling, and positioning multi-page documents