Adobe InDesign Add-Ons
LayoutZone Add-On for Adobe InDesign CS3 (Free)
LayoutZone allows multiple InDesign users to work on diï¬€erent sections of the same page simultaneously and with more control. LayoutZone lets you quickly select several InDesign page elements or frames and automatically convert them to a Placed InDesign ï¬le (.indd) for editing outside the master document. Once external editing is complete, a seamless round trip workï¬‚ow automatically converts the linked InDesign ï¬le back into native objects. LayoutZone lets you easily export and edit selected elements without changing page geometry for a more flexible collaboration solution.
Download LayoutZones Add-On (48 KB ZIP Archive)
This script requires Adobe InDesign CS3. This version will only work in CS3.
1 - Drop the LayoutZone.zip file into the Scripts folder inside your InDesign application folder. It should be at the top level of the Scripts folder, and not inside a folder that’s already there.
3 - Delete the .zip archive Launch or restart InDesign to begin working with LayoutZone.
Objects To InDesign Document:
Select one or more page objects, then choose Edit > Layout Zone > Objects To InDesign Document command.
Linked InDesign Page To Objects:
LayoutZone enables you to convert a placed InDesign file back into native, editable objects in the parent document. To use this option, simply select a placed InDesignfile with the selection tool, and then choose the Edit > Layout Zone > Linked InDesign Page To Objects command.