I need to place a 300+ page PDF that is 8 1/2 x 11 into an InDesign doc that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, and have the PDF pages scale proportionately to the smaller size.….can anyone help? In the "Place" command there is no option for this; yes, I can import then scale the pages one at a time but to have to do that 300+ times is simply ridiculous. There is what seems to be a great script here:
however, there is no way I can figure out how to get to the dialog box pictured in the article. All I can do is right click on the script itself and tell it to run, but it doesn't bring up that snazzy little dialog box.......Am I missing something? Is there a particular folder inside the Scripts folder where I must place this script? And then is there some specific menu I must go to to bring up that dialog box?
Many thanks in advance!
1) get this script: http://indesignsecrets.com/downloads/MultiPageImporter2.5-CS5.zip (it's the latest version of the script that the OP is talking about);
2) read this page to find out how to install scripts into indesign: http://indesignsecrets.com/how-to-install-scripts-in-indesign.php
as a regular user of this script i can say that it will do what the OP wants.
.. All I can do is right click on the script itself and tell it to run, but it doesn't bring up that snazzy little dialog box.......Am I missing something?
Yup. It only takes a left (double) click to run them, but right-click ought to bring up a snazzy little popup menu, of which the top item is "Run script". If you do that and it still doesn't appear to do something, read any or all of these: