January 6th, 2009
For the Creative Suite CS4, Adobe canceled the Workflow Automation scripts. One of those scripts, Contact Sheet for InDesign Bridge script, was more than successful in terms of the number of folks who used it.
I am the guy who wrote the original script for CS2, and updated it for CS3 (I was a contractor for with Adobe both times). I figured that someone like me should probably make a CS4 version of the Contact Sheet script. I’ve done so, and am releasing it today. The cost for the script is $25.
There have been a few improvements to the script, but first, how to install:
Unzip the zip file, place the resulting folder (Contact Sheet CS4) in the following folder:
(PC) c:\program files\common files\adobe\Bridge CS4 Extensions
(Mac) /library/application support/adobe/Bridge CS4 Extensions
On a Mac, that’s the root library, not your user library.
Restart Bridge. Bridge should report the existence of the script and ask you if you want to enable it (do so!). You should now have an InDesign menu at the bottom of Bridge’s Tools menu.
So what are the changes?
1. Faster. The tests I’ve run here are outperforming CS2 and 3 by around 20%.
2. Save-able page sizes. You can now create your own custom page sizes (and orientation, margins, facing pages) and re-use them.
I am also working on a completely new version that adds a bunch of features and starts over from square one on the code. I expect it will be ready for release by the end of February 2009. Folks who purchase this version will be able to upgrade to the next version at no charge.
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