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Disabling font tab in InDesign CS5 Control panel

Mar 14, 2012 7:43 AM



Is there any option to disable the Font change option in the InDesign CS5 Control panel. That is the user should not change the font using Control panel.




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  • John Hawkinson
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    Mar 15, 2012 7:15 PM   in reply to gopaljay78

    Is this a scripting question?

    You can do this with Customize... from the panel flyout menu of the Control bar.

    But it's kind of useless...users can just use the Character panel.

    Locking down InDesign in this way is not really effective.

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  • John Hawkinson
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    Mar 16, 2012 2:02 AM   in reply to gopaljay78

    What I need here is, whenever the user change the font using Control panel, an alert should be made to the user and the font should not be changed.

    I am confused why the method the user chooses matters.

    Why is it a problem if they use the Control panel but not the Character panel?


    I don't think you can achieve this with scripting.

    With substantial effort, you maybe able to detect when they change a font and pop up an alert, but it is pretty difficult.

    It would be more doable but still hard in the C++ SDK.

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