InDesign Font Book / Font Catalogue

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Jul 09, 2018 Jul 09, 2018

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I've been looking for a script to produce an Indesign font book, but getting no-where. Searched for 'font book' just bring up references to the mac programme!

But basically I want to generate the following;

Book Antiqua ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

                     abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz  0123456789 ,./;'etc

For all the fonts installed on my machine, in one InDesign document for reference purposes. I've never done a script before but willing to learn.

Can anyone help?


Thanks in advance.

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LEGEND , Jul 09, 2018 Jul 09, 2018
It isn't (very) hard to script, but unless you are determined to give it a go by yourself, searching around shows plenty of existing scripts.For example, check out Mike Rankin's script at https://creativepro.com/making-a-font-catalog/ . It looks quite spiffy and complete; I know I'm going to try it and see what it's like!

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Jul 09, 2018 Jul 09, 2018

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If you don't get a response here, ask in the InDesign Scripting forum.

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It isn't (very) hard to script, but unless you are determined to give it a go by yourself, searching around shows plenty of existing scripts.

For example, check out Mike Rankin's script at https://creativepro.com/making-a-font-catalog/ . It looks quite spiffy and complete; I know I'm going to try it and see what it's like!

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Jul 10, 2018 Jul 10, 2018

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Thanks Jongware! That link is ideal. I'll need to do a little bit of editing to the script but I've now got something I can start from I can take it from there. 🙂

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Ow, I see that I attribute the script to Mike Rankin in my answer – and I cannot edit it anymore ... It is actually by Kasyan Servetsky (a regular poster here on the scripting forum); the link to Kasyan's original page is Make font catalog

Yes, tinkering with existing scripts and adjusting them to fit your needs is an excellent way to learn scripting!

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Dec 19, 2021 Dec 19, 2021

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This script is gone! Does anyone still have it?

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Kasyan's site seems to have a slightly shorter domain name now. This script has been moved to

http://kasyan.ho.ua/indesign/font/make_font_catalog.html

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