This may look like an InDesign-related questions, well it is actually DPS-related...
I'm in the process of switching my folios from 1024 to 2048.
I have no knowledge of ID scripting. However I would like to do this, which is quite simple and works properly for most of my folios:
- Change document format from 1024x768 to 2048x1536
- On each page:
- Select All
- Change X/Y to 0px/0px
- Scale X/Y to 200%/200%
- (Bonus would be to have the margin set to 72px/72px so that I can check everything's ok)
All scripts examples use some very complex variables. I actually wish I could use an equivalent to the Word "record macro" function, as I just need to do record/play some mouse clicks and keyboard entries... Any hint? I have more than 280 pages to compute...
I would also like to reload all pictures of a document, all stored in one single directory, so that I can replace lores by hires pictures. I'm currently "cheating" by renaming directories: ID looses track of pictures, I point one picture and the other stand corrected. Is there a clean way to do this?
Sorry if my ID skills look terrific - they are 8-)
@Frederic – It's not so trivial scripting scaling contents and pages. AND of course guides and margins, not to think of baseline grid properties leaving all things working as before.
There is no Macro Recorder or something to do this…
>BobB: Well, I have. I still need to enhance pictures, they make a big difference when changed to hires...
>Uwe: Well, the way I upscale works with 99% of my pages - lucky me. I don't even need to set the margins (that's for the 1%). I wish I could have szcripted this. As I have a huge amount of pages to do, I'll look at Windows-based scripts to handle mouse&keyboard events...
Thank you for your quick replies!
No, it isn't necessary, as long as your images in the 1024x768 are hi-res enough to scale up. If you have an iPad 3, test it. Create a 2048x1536 folio and then add a couple of articles based on 1024x768 source files.
I'm not running into another problem: I've upgraded an entire magazine from 1024 to 2048, most pictures being high def (photos). It was available and downloadable in Content Viewer during construction. Upon completion, it's reached 2,2 Gb... and it's disappeared from Content Viewer. I see it Folio Producer on the web, but not anymore in Content Viewer on the iPad. I've tried to remove some big articles, down to approx. 1,5 Gb. Still invisible... Is that a known issue? Could it be a temporary server problem?