Updating links in indesign applescript

There are several History plug-ins out there, but Harbs at In-Tools created two simple free scripts that give you a list of all the Undo or Redo steps (Figure 2).

Just choose a step, click OK, and it takes you there.

Note that I also wrote about Calendar Wizard in Issue 21 of In Design Magazine (December 2007).

Do you run the same find/change queries repeatedly?

And even more fortunately, Peter Kahrel has made a script that can convert your footnotes into endnotes!

Even better, he has other scripts that can convert footnotes into side notes (which sit in the margins) and more! And then you get there and realize, nah, you were better off redoing 18 of them?

The hardest part of using this script is the text file you have to create to control the script.

The text file tells the script what it should find and what to replace it with.

Put your scripts inside the Scripts Panel folder (not the Scripts folder).

The trick is based on what I (immodestly) call Blatner’s First Rule of Publishing: Take a little time now to save far more time in the future.

One of the best ways to apply this rule is to find a script or plug-in that does your work for you.

Most scripts are extremely easy to use and can save you hours of time.

The hardest part is knowing what’s available and where to get them.

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