The quickest way is to set up a new document at 6x6 and then file-place your original document into it and scale to 85.71%.
If you're interested, I have a resize script called QuickResize that
does just that.
Send me an email if you'd like to try out the demo or for more details.
admin -at- id.extras.com
…The more I use InDesign and Illustrator the more and more amazed I am at Adobe's ability to entirely disregard features that seem obvious and required. This process should be no more complex than a dialog box, much like Photoshop's "image size" - Enter a new desired page size, and all objects scale up or down in uniform to match the new page size.
How is this not in the software already?
I can't be the only one who has had a output size change after the project has started or is finished.
Well - to be fair to Adobe, there is nothing to stop you grouping all the elements of your page and then scaling them to 85.71%. You just have to check carefully that nothing is overset or has jumped around afterwards.
This process should be no more complex than a dialog box, much like Photoshop's "image size" - Enter a new desired page size, and all objects scale up or down in uniform to match the new page size.
That's exactly how our add-on works.
Comparing Photoshop to InDesign is bit of a stretch.
Well, it seems someone has the right idea then! I mean no disrespect to your app, I just think it's somewhat crazy you had to make one in the first place.
like as if a company designs a car and someone else out there has to design a steering wheel plugin because there isnt one with it.
I don't think resizing a document is quite as fundamental to InDesign as a steering wheel is to a car! But sure, there are a bunch of missing features that you'd expect to be there. But when you think of all the features that ARE there, Adobe hasn't done such a bad a job. InDesign is a vast piece of software.
Indesign is great, however since it's practially the only game in town it's hard to compare.
Adobe gets a bit slow on the development of stuff because of their monopoly over much of the graphic software industry - it's frustrating.
Not being able to easily adjust the size of a document and it's content seems a bit weird…
If this problems comes up so much workarounds, and plugins are developed to manage it, clearly there is something to this.
I think of it just opposite. Adobe has a great app in InDesign with most of the feature that the majority of users need and want.
For niche demand, it’s extensible and scriptable.
BTW, if you set up a document properly you can do this with either layout adjustment or liquid layout (though that one is a bit half baked).
I just submitted a feature request for this same tool. Your QuickResize plugin looks great, but we're already paying Adobe a monthly fee to use Indesign. This feature should come pre-packaged.