.indd still doesn't remember page size and position?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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I noticed this issue was supposedly fixed in 2019, but I've upgraded to indd 2020 (15.0.2), and still, indd opens full-screen every.damn.time. I spend more time re-sizing my friggin' windows! Having an application remember page size and position from one doc to the next seems fairly elementary.... Anyone have any insight, it would be very appreciated! (I'm on a Mac, Mojave 0.14.3)

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

The behavior is different if you have Window>Application Frame turned on. In that case you can size the Application Frame and the frame window size will be remembered. If you have Application Frame turned off the Window (not the document) opens to the available screen dimensions.

 

The bounds of a window is scriptable. This AppleScript would resize the front window— the bound positions are {top, left, bottom, right}:

 

tell application id "com.adobe.indesign"
	set bounds of active window to {123
...

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Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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Have you tried setting your required details without any documents open then closing and reopening InDesign?

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Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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Hi Derek - thanks for your input! I have to have a document open (even a blank one) in order to set a desired size and position, so I can then close and reopen it to see if it remained in the same size and position... unless there's some setting preference (that I just cannot find) that controls page position and size?

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The behavior is different if you have Window>Application Frame turned on. In that case you can size the Application Frame and the frame window size will be remembered. If you have Application Frame turned off the Window (not the document) opens to the available screen dimensions.

 

The bounds of a window is scriptable. This AppleScript would resize the front window— the bound positions are {top, left, bottom, right}:

 

tell application id "com.adobe.indesign"
	set bounds of active window to {123, 0, 1400, 1200}
end tell

 

 

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Nov 03, 2021 Nov 03, 2021

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What about those of us who are running Indesign on Windows? We don't have access to Application Frame.

 

I use an ultra wide monitor, and everytime I open Adobe Indesign it covers the full screen. It is very aggravating.

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Hi there - thanks - That works! It seems I'll have to keep my application frame turned on (which I don't like, but I hate docs opening full screen every time even more!) : )

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Apr 16, 2020 Apr 16, 2020

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Do you hate it enough to run a script?

 

You could set the window to your favorite position and run this script from Apple Script Editor, which will display its bounds:

 

 

tell application id "com.adobe.indesign"
	set {a, b, c, d} to bounds of active window
	display dialog "{" & a & ", " & b & ", " & c & ", " & d & "}"
end tell

 

 

And this script will open and set the bounds and zoom level of the opened doc. You will have to edit the first line in Apple’s Script Editor to match your bounds, the 2nd line is for the zoom level:

 

 

set b to {125, 0, 1400, 1200}
set z to 100

tell application id "com.adobe.indesign"
	set f to choose file with prompt "Open an InDesign Document"
	try
		open f
		set properties of active window to {zoom percentage:z, bounds:b}
	end try
end tell

 

 

Save into your scripts folder to run from the scripts panel. you can also assign key commands to scripts

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Sep 17, 2021 Sep 17, 2021

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Some of us DOT NOT look under the hood. EVER,

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I tried Command-L and it worked. Mac

I opened the indesign file, resized to how I want the window to always open, Command- L, then closed document and quit out of Indesign.

I reopened and it's fixed.

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