simple script for resizing a selected image

Community Beginner ,
Sep 30, 2021 Sep 30, 2021

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hi everyone,

trying to find a faster way to proportionally resize the width of a selected image placed in a frame (the frame has specific dimensions, cannot use fit content etc). 

 

in my case: the frames have a 39mm width (height doesn't matter, it's relative). when i'm placing the image inside the frame, the image must have a 35mm width (with height proportionally resized).

 

i have to resize every placed image manually and i have thousands. it would really be a time saver for me to do this automatically by using a script. (i have macro keys on my keyboard/mouse so i can assign any shortcut to run this script).

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Community Expert , Oct 01, 2021 Oct 01, 2021

You can use Object Styles and assign a keyboard shortcut.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/object-styles.html

 

 

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Oct 01, 2021 Oct 01, 2021

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You can use Object Styles and assign a keyboard shortcut.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/object-styles.html

 

 

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Oct 01, 2021 Oct 01, 2021

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thank you, i tried and it does not work with anchored frames (my frames are anchored inline with text frames).

i'm attaching a screenshot.

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Oct 01, 2021 Oct 01, 2021

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What do you mean it doesn't work? 

What way doesn't it work? 

 

I just tried with an Anchored Image and it works fine in terms of size and scaling.

 

Can you elabaorate? 

 

 

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Oct 01, 2021 Oct 01, 2021

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it seems to work only with the frame, not with the image inside it.

- i copy paste my rectangle frame inside the text frame.

- i place the image inside the frame with ctrl+d

- i manually resize the width of the image at 35mm (this is what i need it done automatically somehow)

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ok it works now, i was doing it the wrong way. now i place the image directly in the text frame and apply the object style. i didn't know that! thank you so much!

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