Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video 5. LikeFindsLike, part of InDesign CS4: 10 Free Must-Have Plug-ins.
The LikeFindsLike Plug-In from developer Lightning Brain also requires the APID…Tool Assistant to be inside the Plug-ins folder, but once it is and you launch…InDesign, the magic happens. Here I have an image selected on my page and…I want to select the other images on the page too.…So I'll go to the API menu, that's where all the APID ToolAssistants live, and …I can go to the Like Finds Like submenu, and choose Select All Similar. It found…the objects on this page that are like this one. But what criteria did it use…to find them? Well, that's what the Configure feature is for. I'll choose…Configure from the Pop-up menu, and we can see that you can determine what you…want it to find, and what you want it to ignore. Do you wanted to find similar…objects on the same page, or is it okay to consider objects on the whole spread?…You wanted to find objects that have the same frame type, or the same width or…height. The Same angle as the selected object, the same shear or fill color or…stroke color, and this is the cool part, you can determine a tolerance level.…
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