Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video 7. Sudoku, part of InDesign CS4: 10 Free Must-Have Plug-ins.
Everybody likes Sudoku puzzles. Well, actually not everybody. I don't like them. …I can't figure out how to do them, but everybody else seems to like…Sudoku puzzles, and they want them in their magazines and newspapers and books…and whatever, but where do they come from? Where do you get these Sudoku puzzles? …Well, the good news is, now you can make your own Sudoku puzzles right…inside of InDesign using a free plug-in from a company called Lightning Brain.…When you download the Sudoku Generator plug-in, you also have to download this…thing called the APID Tool Assistant, and that is what a Sudoku Generator…relies on in order to function. A lot of the plug-ins from Rorohiko or…LightningBrain.com rely on this APID Tool Assistant. So it's worth downloading…that and just having a copy around.…
Now to actually get the Sudoku puzzle, here is what you do. Double-Click on…this file, Sudoku.indt. This is a regular InDesign template file, or at least…it looks like it's a regular template file, but it actually have some magic…
- Acquiring and installing plug-ins
- Using AutoFit to automatically expand and move frames
- Enhancing pages with PatternMaker
- Building puzzles with a single click using Sudoku
- Enabling multiple undos with MultiDo