Choose Object Style while Placing

I think you still remember my old post about Auto Apply Object Style to Placed Image.

That’s great workaround, but I’ve “found” even better one through scripting! Scripting is just awesome! 😀 So many things can be done with just few lines of code. 😉

WARNING: This only works with InDesign CS5!

So, let’s see how to use it!

I think the hardest part for some people will be how to install the script. Script has to be placed into “startup scripts” folder which is located in Adobe InDesign/scripts folder. If you can’t find it, just use your system find and search for “startup scripts”! After copying file to folder you simply start/restart InDesign, and you will find two new menu items like on pictures. Click Enable tomaxxiPLACE® and you are ready to start! Select which Object Style you want to apply, and start placing images! Keep in mind that you can change desired Object Style even while placing!


Version 2.3, 14/01/2011, InDesign CS5 only!

That’s it!

Have fun end enjoy! 😀

Feedback is highly appreciated!

About Marijan Tompa (tomaxxi)

Husband, Father, Graphic Designer from Subotica [Serbia]. Also Adobe IDUG Chapter Representative, JS, AS3, Flex developer. InDesign Script/Panel developer. My everyday work includes working with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, CorelDRAW. I recently started to write scripts to speedup my work with InDesign. View all posts by Marijan Tompa (tomaxxi)

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