Sunday, November 16, 2008

Illustrator -- Rename Layers based on a CSV file


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Renames layers based on a pre-existing CSV file.

For more information about this tool, you can contact me directly.

Illustrator -- Export a Range of Layers (also CSV-based)

Exports some/all/criteria-based layers to a variety of formats.
Can also export layers based on the information from a pre-existing CSV file.

Illustrator -- Export/Apply Layer Visibility based on a CSV file

Creates a CSV file and saves in it the layer visibility info, or reads the layer/visibility info from a pre-existing CSV file and applies its contents to the illustration.

Illustrator -- Convert Text Type

This script will convert text in a text frame from one type to another.

Don't you just hate it when you start typing in Illustrator without first creating a text frame, and then discover that your text gets deformed when you change the size of its frame? Now you can change this type of text to "regular" text!

Illustrator -- Combine Text Frames

This script will combine all/selected text frames into a single one.

Illustrator -- Import/Export All Text Frames (TXT, XML)

This script will create a text or XML file with the text from all text frames of an illustration. The file can be edited and then imported back to the illustration.

There's also another version for this script, in which the full formatting information is included. The file can be edited (also in Trados) and then imported back to the illustration. Very useful for translation workflows.

InDesign -- Import/Export All Stories (including Trados compatibility)

This script will export all stories from an InDesign file to text files, which can then be edited (in a text editor or in Trados), and imported back into InDesign. Very useful for translation workflows and does not require conversion of the file to INX.

InDesign -- Export Folder To EPS/INX/PDF

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Need to convert a bunch of InDesign files to PDF, EPS or INX? Don't feel like opening and saving each one of them seperately?

This script will export (or print) an entire folder of InDesign files as EPS/INX/PDF or any other format to a pre-defined folder.

Photoshop -- Import/Export All Text Frames

This script will export all text frames from a Photoshop file to a plain text file, which can then be edited and imported back. Very useful for translation workflows.

(screenshots coming soon)

Photoshop AutoSave, Illustrator AutoSave, InDesign AutoSave

Did it ever happened to you that you were working on an illustration in Illustrator, a layout in InDesign or an image in Photoshop for a long time and had forgotten to save it, when all of the sudden the application crashed or the power went out? Didn't you wish then that any of these applications would have an Auto-Save feature?

This application will automatically save the open document every x minutes or seconds.

(Windows only)

Acrobat -- Create Statistical Report

This script will create a statistical report about a document in total and per page, including number of words, annotations, form fields, data objects, etc.
Example:

Acrobat -- Compare Two Documents Textually

This script will create a PDF report detailing the textual differences between two documents.

Example of a comparison report between a file and an edited copy:


Acrobat -- Count All Words and Word Frequencies

This script will make a list of all words in a document, and their frequency.
The result is displayed as a new PDF file.

Acrobat -- Add Filename (or any other text) as Watermark to all/some pages

Add any piece of text as a watermark to all/some pages of a document. Text, position, size and formatting can be determined by the user as well.

Example: (file name added to bottom left corner of the page)


Acrobat -- Quotation Marks Checker

This script will verify all quotation marks in a document and highlight the incorrect ones. Has 9 pre-defined schemes (single/double quotes, German style, French style and more).

The GUI:



The results summary:





The comments on the document:



Acrobat -- Character Counter/Highlighter

Will count (and if required, highlight) all instances of a specific character. The character can be provided literally or using its ALT code.
This is useful for various editing and DTP workflows.

Acrobat -- Remove Uncommented Pages




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This script will remove all pages which are not commented. Useful for editing purposes.

Comes in both a single-file version and an Action file to process multiple files in the same way easily and quickly (Acrobat Pro only).


If you have any questions about this tool, you can contact me directly.

Acrobat -- Change Comments' Opacity

This script will change the transparency level of all comments in a document.

Acrobat/Reader -- Open/Close All Comments (FREE)

This script will open or close the pop-up window for all comments in a document. You can get it for free from here.

Acrobat - Create Comments Summary (TXT/PDF)




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These scripts will create an independent TXT or PDF file with the summary of all comments in a PDF. Much more efficient than the built-in function of Acrobat. All values displayed can be selected and sorted as desired by the user.

Example:

The built-in Acrobat Comments window:



The built-in comments summary PDF for this document, which is 4 pages longs:



My comments summary PDF for this document, which is just 1 page long:



My comments summary TXT for this document:



For more information about this tool, you can contact me directly.

Acrobat -- Rename Bookmarks


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This script will Rename all bookmarks according to a user-specified scheme. (ALL UPPER CASE, all lower case, First Letter Upper, etc.)

How it looks like:


The result (in this case):


If you have any questions regarding this tool, you can contact me directly.

Acrobat -- Color Code Bookmarks


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This script will color code the bookmarks hierarchy based on a user-defined color scheme.
(Just a bit of fun, really...)

The dialog box:



The result:



If you have any questions regarding this tool, you can contact me directly.

Acrobat -- Flatten Bookmarks


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This script will "flatten" all bookmarks in a hierarchy to the root level.

Example:

Before:                              After:



Update: This script now includes a Batch Process (or Action) that allows you to run it on multiple files. Requires Acrobat Pro.

If you have any questions regarding this tool, contact me directly.

Acrobat -- Export Bookmarks Structure (to PDF/TXT), including page numbers


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This script will create an independent TXT or PDF file with the summary of the entire bookmarks structure, properly indented and formatted according to the original structure.
It is also possible to add the page number to which each bookmark points to, creating a sort of Table Of Contents.

For example:

The source file:

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The result PDF:

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The result TXT:

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If you have any questions regarding this tool, you can contact me directly.

Acrobat -- Auto-Create Bookmarks (from folder structure)

This script will create a sort-of "index" bookmarks hierarchy based on the folder structure selected, including working internal bookmarks from each individual PDF and an exact replication of the folder structure, complete with relative paths.
Once the index is created it can be copied (using another custom-made script) to any PDF file.

Welcome!

Hello to all!

The purpose of this blog is to display my own custom-made scripts for a variety of Adobe application: Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and more.
All of these scripts are completely customizable and of course I will develop new scripts by demand and suit them to your own needs.

Also, I will use this blog to discuss issues related to scripting and to Adobe in general.

To contact me for more info about any of the scripts you can always email me at: try6767@gmail.com

I hope you will find this website useful and look forward to your feedback.

Cheers, try.