ouch: depends on the book (design content and other things)
1. Resize document and manually reposition objects on every page. (prob best option)
2. Use either a script or auto process (but you will still have to fix a lot)
3. Create a new document with the new size and place the old document scaled down (uniformly) to new page size... you may need to embelish the page as you see fit.
Personally I would redo it as per option 1.
@fcgpublishing – the "easiest" way would be to scale the contents only in x-axis to fit the new size.
You can do it on the InDesign pages with all objects selected.
You can do it with exported PDF pages placed into a new InDesign file and scale these.
But this would do harm to your aestetic preferences…
Sigh. No easy question. There is no magic way to do it without losing something on its way. Time and effort is needed to refine the process and the results. Whatever you like to chose: Alternate Layout, Layout Adjustment, writing a script…
"Best" and "fastest" are not compatible here.
Define "best" and you'll see it's not "fastest".
ha good point
Looks like I will just have to re do every page then.. sigh
yes: as I mentioned its the safest (best) option.... if you have styled your document well then it shouldnt take you as long as you think.
If the scale is only needed for output you could consider the 'old fashioned' way of printing ('exporting') to a Postsript file. When printing to PS you can scale the output (do some calculations and testing ad you scale in percentages), then distill to PDF.
no> the scale in this case is not proprtionate, besides... blanket scaling the document will effect resolution of images (in this case not a concern as its smaller) but also the optical size of the typeface. It also will affect line weights etc... so No No ...
My first advice is the way>>
TotalRescale might be of some help here:
1) Use the script first to rescale the layout.
2) Reset the final page size.
Warning: the script is purely experimental. Always backup your original documents first.
Thanks Marc I will have to look more into this. Never messed with scripts for inDesign so it will be a good experiment, and if it works than awesome
but its hard to think it will be perfect. I still see myself going through each page and making adjustments.