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    This website is a collection of AppleScripts for use on the Mac. So far there are scripts for Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop and the Mac Finder for file and folder management. Try them out and let me know how they go and if you have an idea for a modification or a new script, I’m always looking for new ideas.

    Instructions for installation of the scripts

    Depending on the script, you may like to activate it in one of several ways. Indesign scripts can be activated from within the application. Photoshop scripts are best put into the system-wide scripts menu, located in the upper right hand corner of your screen; instructions for making this available are below. For Finder scripts I generally like to put them in the toolbar menu at the top of every Finder window.

    Instructions for the Finder

    First move the script to a secure place (somewhere in the documents folder), so it won’t get accidentally moved or deleted. Then command + drag the script into the tool bar (at the top of every Finder window). This creates an icon in every Finder window which you can click on to activate the script. This way you can select files or folders first, then click on the script icon to make the script apply to your selection. Alternatively, you can select and drag-and-drop the files you want to process to the icon.

    Instructions for Indesign

    Put the AppleScripts in the Indesign scripts folder and assign them a keyboard shortcut. To find the Indesign scripts folder, use the keyboard shortcut command + option + F11 or go to the menu: Windows/Utilities/Scripts. This will make the following scripts window appear. Click on the “User” folder and right click with your mouse. The “Reveal in finder” contextual message comes up. Click on this to open the Indesign scripts folder and place your scripts in here.

    Instructions for Photoshop

    Since Photoshop will only run javascript from its script folder, I find the best place to put AppleScripts is in the operating system scripts menu. This appears in the top right hand corner of your screen. To activate this menu, open Script Editor (Utilities/Script Editor) and go to preferences. Tick the checkbox next to “Scripts Menu: Show Script menu in menu bar”.

    Then move the script into the user folder of the AppleScript menu.

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