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

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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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Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

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

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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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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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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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