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Updated layout features - all Roman languages

We recommend updating Adobe InDesign 1.5.2 to include the following layout fixes:

Grabber hand
After installing this update, you will be able to access the grabber hand in InDesign 1.5.2 using the same keyboard shortcut you use in Adobe Illustrator when working with text or text on a path. When you press Command + Spacebar and then release the Command key, youメll have access to the grabber hand without losing your text selection.

Note: Pressing the Option key also gives you access to the grabber hand when youメre editing text.

Fitting text frames to text
The Fit Frame To Content command (Object > Fitting > Fit Frame To Content) will now resize rectangular text frames smaller, so the frames fit their text content. For more details about fitting text frames to text, refer to the ReadMe file in the layoutup.hqx archive.

Master pages
Previously, you could set up a frame on a master page, apply the master page to a document page, and then fill the frame with text or graphics content. However, InDesign treated this action as an override of the master page item. If you changed the size, position, or shape of the frame on the master page, those changes would not apply to the document page. Now, in response to customer requests, InDesign no longer treats filling master frames with content as an override. For example, if you autoflow text into a master page frame that appears on 10 document pages and then resize the master frame smaller on the master page, all 10 document pages will automatically reflect the change.

File Information

Product InDesign
Version 1.5.2
Platform Macintosh
File Name layoutup.hqx
File Size 849KB
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System requirements

Adobe InDesign 1.5.2 (Roman language versions only) for Mac OS software versions 8.5.x, 8.6, or 9.x

Installation Instructions

After downloading a ".hqx" file on a Macintosh, use StuffIt Deluxe or StuffIt Expander to access the file's contents. StuffIt Expander is available as a freeware product.

NOTE: Please ensure you have the latest version of StuffIt by Allume Systems, Inc.

Need help with downloading? See our Downloading Help documents.

1. Quit InDesign if it is running.
2. Decompress the layoutup.hqx archive you've downloaded.
3. Move these older plug-ins from the Adobe InDesign 1.5:Required folder to a backup location: Generic Page Item, Master Page, Path Type, Scripting, and Text Editor. (We recommend this precautionary step in case you need to restore the previous plug-ins.)
4. Move the updated Generic Page Item, Master Page, Path Type, Scripting, and Text Editor plug-ins into the Adobe InDesign 1.5: Required folder.
5. Launch InDesign.

Note: These updated plug-ins are compatible with all Roman language versions of InDesign, including Universal English, French, German, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, and Brazilian Portuguese. When you launch InDesign, the plug-ins detect which language version is running and display the appropriate user interface.

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