Friday, September 7, 2012

GoMakeStyles cleans up InDesign text

We have now have an new extension for Adobe InDesign CS6. On sale for only $49.95

GoMakeStyles cleans up arbitrary typographic overrides by replacing them with paragraph and character styles. It first determines the optimum paragraph styles, then the simplest character styles to apply. New styles are named so their differences are apparent. Any existing styles are left in effect and applied where possible. The creation of new styles is kept to a minimum, so the program will not make more styles than are needed. Once GoMakeStyles has run all typographic formatting is accomplished via styles.
GoMakeStyles is a useful tool for all InDesign users. It is extremely helpful when cleaning up document text before re-purposing for other eBooks or other media, upgrading or translation.
GoMakeStyles is available for trial and purchase from here on Adobe Exchange.
If you like to see this extension available for other version of InDesign - send us an email.

Troubleshoot InDesign Documents

I came across a great page on the Adobe site the other day about troubleshooting problems with InDesign and wanted to share it here. Saving to IDML and then re-importing the IDML into InDesign has always been a favorite of mine, so I was glad to see it listed. But they had many more ideas as well.  Here's the article: Troubleshoot Damaged InDesign Documents. Well worth reading.