IndyFont

This is a great day for both typography lovers and InDesign fans! IndyFont is a complete typeface builder for InDesign CS4/CS5/CS6. This new and amazing tool created by Jongware can generate clean and functional OpenType fonts in just a few seconds. Did you ever need to have custom bullets available in your layout? Did you ever imagine to design your own character set, including your logo or any required pictogram, with the ability to edit ligatures, diacritics, oldstyle figures, swashes or any alternate? You no longer have to buy and master a complex font editor to have it done! Check out IndyFont and enjoy drawing from A to Z pure OTF fonts in InDesign…

Source : www.indiscripts.com

[Allegory depicting the struggle of the meticulous designer against the + sign in InDesign, by Frédéric ROBIN]

You have an InDesign document with text formatted using styles, but some parts of the text show various attribute overrides or local formatting, highlighted by the plus sign (+) displayed next to the style name. Most overrides are deliberate and must be preserved, but we want to selectively suppress some of them, for example all occurrences of the “underlined ”local formatting overriding a given style sheet in the whole document. Of course it is possible to do a fastidious “Find-replace” based on attributes with repetitive use of the “Clear Overrides” command. But the Ukrainian designer Wadym Martynowski told me about a technique he developed:

Javascript Adobe IllustratorThis InDesign script enables to switch between the three available stroke alignments, while preserving the whole visible dimensions (including stroke) of a frame.

Copy-Paste-Baseline

You have to edit a letterhead with a 2-lined address as footer. The updated address is longer and will take 3 lines, but the last (third) line of the new address must be at the same level as the last (second) line from the former address. In that case of course the address should already be in a text frame with bottom-aligned text (Text Frame Options > Vertical Justification > Align > Bottom) but the apprentice who took care of the previous edition had kept the default alignment set to "Top".

You may add manually a guide at the level of the last line, set the alignment to "Bottom" and bring up the frame to align approximately the last line to its former position, before editing the address, or you can use this script that enables to "copy-paste" the baseline (the vertical coordinate) of a selected text:

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