40+ Essential InDesign plugins, add-ons, and utilities

 

Here’s another great list by Stefano Bernardi over at redokun. This one compiles plugins and utilities for InDesign. If you’ve ever wanted InDesign to do something a bit more specialised  or even just a little bit better, here’s bound to be something on this list for you.

 

Source: 40+ Essential InDesign plugins, add-ons, and utilities – Redokun

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InDesign HTML Import Script

If you’ve ever needed to import HTML code into an InDesign document, you’ll have discovered it’s not that easy. Luckily Ariel Walden over at IDExtras has come up with a nifty script to do it for you. It’s not meant to import a fully formatted, complex HTML page (use Acrobat if you need that) but will “provide the main text and images on any given web page, and import those into InDesign. The idea is that the text should come in with same paragraph and character styles, in a clean and simple manner, ready for use in a design or publication.”

IDExtras is full of other InDesign and Acrobat scripts to make your life easier. Well worth checking out.

Source: An InDesign HTML Import Script | Id-Extras.com

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Redesigning Penguin classics

London design agency La Boca has created a series of luminous (and just a bit retro) covers for classic titles from Penguin’s Science Fiction list. This interview from Adobe Create offers some interesting insights into their creative and technical processes.

I love the fact that they’ve kept to the spirit of the classic Penguin SF covers I grew up with but have brought a modern sensibility and have created animated versions suitable for the mobile era.

Classic penguin science fiction covers

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InDesign New Features Guide Updated for CC 2017

If you’ve ever struggled to find out exactly what’s new in InDesign or when a feature was introduced, James Wamser has the guide you need. James developed an interactive guide to InDesign features which goes all the way back to version 1.0 in 1999! He’s just updated it to include the newly released features of CC2017, it’s free and can be downloaded via the link below.

 

Comprehensive guide to InDesign new features includes the newest version of InDesign and links to other valuable resources.

Source: InDesign New Features Guide Updated for CC 2017 – InDesignSecrets : InDesignSecrets

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Create Mazes in InDesign With a Script

Keith Gilbert at InDesignSecrets describes how to use Theunis de Jong’s fantastic script to create maze patterns in InDesign. Brilliant.

Free script allows you to create challenging mazes in InDesign with a couple of clicks.

Source: Create Mazes in InDesign With a Script – InDesignSecrets

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