Text wrap also receives improvements in 1.5. Users can import PDF and EPS files and have the same wrapping functionality as any other graphic format. Text wrapping itself in InDesign 1.5 is point- and path-based, which allows for the addition and manipulation of points for more flexible wrap shapes. Wrapping paths can be stretched and curved over and around the image, allowing text to flow anywhere in relation to the graphic.
Text wraps can also be based on a graphic's embedded alpha channel or path.
In the area of workflow, InDesign offers a host of handy new editorial features, including the automatic creation of jump lines and jump line updating when copy reflows or when pagination changes. Users can also specify column, frame and page breaks for templates by inserting a special character.
Other new workflow features include control over image display resolution, from gray to high-resolution, which can be set universally or on an image by image basis; vertical justification of text within a frame, with controls for space between paragraphs; specification of a zero point for measurements in each individual page in a spread; and an awful lot more.
Missing fonts can be identified, even in EPS and PDF files that have been imported into the document. Version 1.5 generates a list of all fonts used and allows for the replacement of fonts across a document and the ability to jump to instances of fonts used.
Scripting support has been expanded in version 1.5 (Visual Basic or VBA in Windows, AppleScript on the Mac). Scripting can automate processes in InDesign, including batch processing of files, which can automate conversion of InDesign documents to HTML or PDF, for example. The InDesign CD includes a guide to scripting.
Finally, built-in trapping has been added to version 1.5, which users can select instead of Adobe in-RIP (and vice versa). The built-in trapping option allows InDesign to trap abutting colors throughout a document, including imported bitmaps, text and graphics drawn within the InDesign application. Trapping can occur globally or within a page region selected by the user.
Other new features include:
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