5 Replies Latest reply on May 4, 2017 3:18 AM by Mahesh_JW

    Disable Menus

    Bill joy Level 1


      Is there is any registry setting for indesign to disable or hide indesign menus or hide menu bar (for example like in ms office we remove the ribbon by using registry setting).

      I want to that when i open .indd file, all menus are disable or whole menu bar are not shown.



        • 1. Re: Disable Menus
          love_all Level 1

          Did you tried with just putting TAB in yuor keyboard



          • 2. Re: Disable Menus
            Velprakash Level 1


                 I wish to suggest my point of view to do what you want to do...

                          1. Open Indesign and Go to Edit Menu->Menus.

                          2. There you can change the visiblity of each and every menu item. You can change it and save it. then the menus won't shown.


            Thanks and Regards,


            • 3. Re: Disable Menus
              Mahesh_JW Level 1

              Is it scriptable using javascript or applescript




              • 4. Re: Disable Menus
                Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Hi Mahesh,


                one could remove menu items, but this would be outright dangerous.

                To get them back one has to reinstall InDesign.


                Once happened to me after playing with menu items…



                • 5. Re: Disable Menus
                  Mahesh_JW Level 1

                  Hi Uwe,


                  Thanks for the reply.


                  using menuActions I have locked Print, Save, Close menus. But "Adobe PDF Presets" I can't.

                  We have script to export PDF, so the user should not create PDF in inDesign document using File->Adobe PDF Presets->projectSpecificPreset. How to lock this menu.


                  Edit->Menus->Visibility = off

                  If i can do this through javascript or applescript it would be helpful for my task. (refer screenshot)


                  Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 6.20.55 PM.png

                  I want to off the visibility "Adobe PDF Presets" and "Define". If i do this i can prevent to create manual PDF.

                  Any idea!


                  Thanks in Advance,