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Object States Assistant 1.0.4 for Adobe InDesign CC, CC 2014 && 2015

Object States Assistant is an extension that provides a more efficient and effective way of working with multi-state objects in InDesign

Object States Assistant (OSA) adds new functionalities to multi-state objects and improves the multi-state objects user experience. OSA improves states navigation, it also allows you to add objects to specific states, as well as remove and release multiple states in a single operation.

 


 

    FEATURES

    • Improves state navigation by using buttons, menu items or keyboard shortcuts.
    • Adds objects to all states in a single operation.
    • Adds objects to multiple states in a single operation.
    • Pastes objects into all states in a single operation.
    • Removes multiple states in a single operation.
    •  Releases multiple states in a single operation.
    • Retains the “State” actions after Copy and Paste.
    • Adds an easy way to increment the state of a “Go to State” button action using “Step and Repeat”.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Adobe InDesign CC (OS X or Windows)
    • Internet Connection (for product activation)

    VERSION HISTORY

    To update to the latest version of OSA, download the trial version (even if you have a licensed version)  and follow the installation instructions.

    • Version 1.0.4 - Provides compatitibility with Adobe InDesign CC 2014 (01/07/2014)

    • Version 1.0.3 - Fixes issue related to copying text in modal dialogs (30/04/2014)

    • Version 1.0.2 - Fixes issue with Licensing (28/04/2014)

    • Version 1.0.1 - Corrects bug in the trial version (10/03/2014)

    • Version 1.0.0 - Initial release (06/03/2014).

    TRIAL VERSION

    The trial version limits the number of objects that can be added to states.

    DOWNLOADS

    OSA is platform independent; the same software will run on Adobe InDesign CC on the Mac OS or Windows.

    » Download Object State Assistant (Size: 4865 KB, Type: ZIP)  INDDMacOS Windows

    » Download Object State Assistant Manual (Size: 1001 KB, Type: PDF)

    PURCHASE

    You can purchase Object State Assistant directly from our Web store.

    eSellerate Inc. is our eCommerce partner and will provide payment services, receipt and serial number delivery.

    After purchasing OSA you will receive an email with the receipt of your purchase that will also include a serial number and the software download link. The serial number will be used to unlock the limitations of the trial version.

    If you purchased multiple copies in a single order, you will receive a single serial number that will activate as many copies you have purchased.

    After Purchase Services

    To print a receipt from an order or access order history visit eSellerate After-Purchase Services or contact [email protected].

    SUPPORT

    If you have any questions or want report a problem, do not hesitate to email us at [email protected]. If you want to report a defect or flaw with OSA, please make sure you mention:

    • The version of OSA you are using.
    • The version of Adobe InDesign where OSA is installed.
    • The operating system you are running on your machine.

    INSTALLATION (CC 2015 ONLY)

    Adobe has discontinued Adobe Extension Manager, it means that you cannot install Multi-Find/Change in Adobe InDesign CC 2015.

    Installation Procedure

    • Download MultFindChange2.zip

    • Extract the folder ObjectStatesAssistant from ObjectStatesAssistant.zip

    Mac OS

    • Double-click ObjectStatesAssistant.zip

    Windows

    • Right-click on ObjectStatesAssistant.zip, and then choose Extract All

    • When presented with the Extraction Wizard dialog box, click Next

    • Use the default location (the current directory)

    • When the extraction is complete, click Finish

    • Quit Adobe InDesign CC 2015 (Installation cannot be performed without quiting Adobe InDesign)

    Mac OS

    • Open the folder OSX (inside ObjectStatesAssistantCC > Installer CC 2015 )

    • Select the file Install_OSA.command

    • To perform the installation of OSA, right-Click on the Install_OSA.command file to bring the contextual menu and choose the command Open
    If you try to double-click on the file, you might get the following message; “Install_OSA.command” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer."

    Windows

    • Open the folder Windows (inside ObjectStatesAssistantCC > Installer CC 2015 )

    • To perform the installation of OSA, double-click on the Install_OSA.bat file
    After double-clicking on Install_OSA.bat , depending on your user account privileges you might get an OS dialog asking to authorize the installation.

    INSTALLATION CC & CC 2014

    To install Object State Assistant extension, you must have Adobe Extension Manager CC installed. Adobe Extension Manager provides an easy and convenient way to install and delete extensions in Adobe applications.  

    Adobe Extension Manager CC can be downloaded from Adobe Creative Cloud.

    Installation Procedure

    • Download ObjectStatesAssistant.zip

    • Extract the folder ObjectStatesAssistantCC from ObjectStatesAssistant.zip

    Mac OS

    • Double-click ObjectStatesAssistant.zip

    Windows

    • Right-click on ObjectStatesAssistant.zip, and then choose Extract All

    • When presented with the Extraction Wizard dialog box, click Next

    • Use the default location (the current directory)

    • When the extraction is complete, click Finish

    • Quit Adobe InDesign CC

    • Open Adobe  Adobe Extension CC

    if you have older versions of Adobe InDesign installed, you will probably also have older version of Adobe Extension Manager, so make sure that you open the correct version CC.

    • Select Adobe InDesign in the PRODUCTS section.

    Adobe Extension Manager

    • Double-click ObjectStatesAssistant.zxp file (inside the folder ObjectStatesAssistantCC) in Windows® Explorer (Windows) or in the Finder (Mac OS).

    • Click the Accept button

    Adobe Extension Manager Install

    • Object States Assistant extension should appear immediately in the extension list.

    Adobe Extension Manager Installed

    UNINSTALL

    • Quit Adobe InDesign CC

    • Open Adobe Extension Manager CC

    • Select Adobe InDesign on the PRODUCTS Section

    • Select Object State Assistant from the extensions list and click the Remove button

    Uninstall Extension

    ACTIVATION

    After purchasing OSA through our Web store you need to activate the plug-in using the serial number you will receive via email. You should keep the serial number in case you ever need to re-activate OSA (if you change computers, or reinstall the operating system, for example).

    To activate OSA you need to enter the serial number in the trial version of the software. The trial version will become a full working version. The trial version can be downloaded from this page. If you have ordered multiple copies in a single order, you will receive a single serial number that will activate as many copies you have purchased.

    The license is computer based, which means that you can activate Adobe InDesign if they are installed in the same computer.

    Activate OSA

    After purchasing OSA, you will need to wait about 20 minutes for the activation servers to be update. You might get the error message "Unknown Serial Number" if the activation servers are not updated.

    1 - Start Adobe InDesign.
    2 - Choose Window > Interactive > Object State Assistant, to show the panel.
    3 - Click the Activate/Deactivate button and then enter or paste the serial number.
    4 - Click the Activate button.

    When OSA is successfully activated, the serial number is displayed in the lower right corner of the panel.

    DEACTIVATION

    If you have activated OSA and want to move the license to another computer, you need to deactivate OSA. 

    1 - Start Adobe InDesign
    2 - Choose Window > Interactive > Object State Assistant, to show the panel.
    3 - Click the Activate/Deactivate button and then enter or paste the serial number.
    4 - Click the Deactivate button.

    Once OSA has been successfully deactivated, it will default to trial mode ("Trial Version" will appear on the lower right corner of the Object State Assistant panel).

    You are allowed a maximum of 3 deactivations.

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