Download IDIMPOSER-20171026 (Pro Edition only)
IDImposer 2017.10.26 Version Notes
- IDImposer no longer forces “High Quality” display of graphics in InDesign, because High Quality mode slows down work for creators of complex documents. SO, if your display of IDImposer output suddenly looks low-resolution or “blurry”, please Do Not Panic. Instead, use the UI controls in InDesign’s View > Display Performance and Object > Display Performance menu items to set your preferred display settings of the pages of the output document. The display setting only affects on-screen drawing; the printed and PDF results are exactly the same in any case.
- IDImposer’s setting for things like crop marks being “on” are now ‘sticky’ again; so that, when you create a new InDesign document, the new document will have the same settings as the last document that you worked on in IDImposer.
IDImposer 2017.08.04 Version Notes
See the 2017.08.04 blog post for further details.
The major changes:
- I’m starting to phase out support for Booklet Edition. It’s just not worth the bother. But note that there is now a Free version:
- The Free version is just a not-yet-licensed Pro Edition, but is limited to smaller to mid-sized jobs until a License Key is registered.
- With a fully featured Free version, there is no longer a need for a Trial Period, so Trial Periods were removed.
First, unzip the IDImposer download file.
You can just double-click the .zip file on the Mac.
To unzip the contents of the .zip file on Windows, press and hold (or right-click) the folder, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions.
Install — Method A
Put the InDesign11Folder wherever you want. Then add the folder to your Script Bay (see the in-tools link, below) folder list.
Install — Method B
Drag the IDImposer11 folder (in the MoveIntoScriptsPanel folder) into
C:/Users/YourUserName/AppData/Roaming/AdobeInDesign/Version 12.0/en_US/Scripts/Scripts Panel/
folder on Windows, or into the
~/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 12.0/en_US/Scripts/Scripts Panel/
folder on Mac.
Note: Where it says “Version 12.0”, above, is for InDesign CC 2017. If you are using a different version of InDesign, use the corresponding numeric version number:
- “Version 13.0” is InDesign CC 2018
- “Version 12.0” is InDesign CC 2017
- “Version 11.0” is InDesign CC 2015
- “Version 10.0” is InDesign CC 2014
- “Version 9.0” is InDesign CC (2013)
- “Version 8.0” is InDesign CS6
- “Version 7.0” is InDesign CS5
Note 2: Here’s a shortcut for opening the appropriate “Scripts Panel” installation target folder:
In InDesign, select “Scripts”, in the Window / Utilities list, to display InDesign’s “Scripts” panel. There are two top-level folders in the Scripts panel: “Application”, and “User”. Select “User” and then select the “Reveal in Finder” item in the ‘flyout’ menu of the Scripts panel (in the upper right corner of the panel.)
Install — Method C
If you are installing on a Mac, control-click the file “indesign-script-installer-mac.command“, in the MoveIntoScriptsPanel folder, choose “Open” from the context menu, and click ‘ok’ if you get an “unidentified developer” warning alert.
If you got an error message in the preceding step, you may need to change your System Preferences. The necessary settings are in <Apple Menu> / System Preferences / Security & Privacy. Click the lock icon, enter your password or your admin password, and then select the 2nd item under “Allow apps downloaded from”. Click the lock again, and the IDImposer installer should work now.
The installer uses the Mac Terminal application, and leaves Terminal open at the conclusion of installation; you will probably want to quit Terminal once the installer has finished.
I’ll try to do a Windows .cmd version of the installer soon. Until I do, use Method A or Method B to install.
Then, to run IDImposer
Open the InDesign document that you want to impose. Then, double-click the Booklet or Pro Edition “.jsxbin” file, in the InDesign Scripts window.
More help with using IDImposer
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You might find one of these articles to be helpful if you want more help on installing scripts in InDesign: