InDesign Tools

At InDesign Tools, our goal is to make awesome design and prepress tools for Adobe InDesign — tools that will make you wonder how you ever got along without them!

InDesign Tools were created by a 25-year veteran of Adobe Software Engineering, specializing in printing and prepress technologies.

IDImposer

When it’s time to turn your ‘reader-order’ InDesign document into a ‘printer-spread’ document, ready for multi-up printing, folding and stapling or other binding, what do you do?

  • Bring the job to a prepress printing services provider? Certainly that is the right choice for many types of complex or high cost jobs.
  • Write the job to PDF, and then use one of the high end PDF imposition systems? That’s fine, if your budget and time allow.
  • Use Acrobat’s ‘Booklet Printing’ feature? It might suffice, if your needs are simple and you plan to print directly from Acrobat.
  • Use InDesign’s ‘Print Booklet’ feature? That works, sometimes …

IDImposer is the premier InDesign-based tool for producing booklets, newsletters, pamphlets, sheets of business cards and labels, and more.

IDImposer comes with a 30-day fully functional free trial period. Give it a try, and tell me what you think!

IDTextFitter

Have you ever poured your text into the allotted text frames of the ‘story’, only to find that it didn’t quite fit?  Maybe too much text (overset) or too little text (underset).  IDTextFitter can help you to quickly fix the problem. You don’t having to act as copy editor, adding or deleting words until it fits. And you don’t have to change the font’s pointsize or leading.  IDTextFitter instead makes just enough subtle changes to the word and letter spacing to make it fix exactly.  No more time-wasting ‘trial and error’.