Contact Sheet for InDesign CS4 (Bridge Script)

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.

Entry Filed under: CS4

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. crmphoto  |  January 7th, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Hi – YAY so happy that you are offering this! I was VERY disappointed that Adobe cancelled this script. Can you confirm that the script for CS4 allows for users to delve into multiple folders or subfolders to create – like was available on CS2 (which option was removed on CS3)?

    Thanks!

    Credit card at the ready…

  • 2. bob  |  January 7th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I will be adding that feature in the next release.

    Thanks

  • 3. Bridge Contact Sheet Scri&hellip  |  January 9th, 2009 at 9:11 am

    [...] Bob Stucky’s site is here: Creative Scripting. [...]

  • 4. saschar  |  June 17th, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Hi.
    Where I can get this script?

    Thanks!
    Sascha

  • 5. saschar  |  June 17th, 2009 at 4:15 am

    Sorry. I’ve got it.
    (blush)

  • 6. InDesign Contact Sheet vi&hellip  |  September 28th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    [...] away in Bridge. The script doesn’t come with CS4, but it can be purchased separately for $25 here. CS4 has a dedicated “output” tab for making PDF contact sheets. #gallery-1 { margin: [...]

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