Object States Assistant for Adobe InDesign

Compatible with Adobe InDesign 2020 – 2022

Free

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

Object States Assistant (OSA) adds new functionalities to the Object States panel and improves the 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 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 2019 or later (MacOS or Windows)
Installation

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
  • Copy the ObjectStatesAssistant Folder into the Scripts folder that’s inside Adobe InDesign Application folder
Uninstall
  • Quit Adobe InDesign CC
  • Remove/Delete the ObjectStatesAssistant Folder into the Scripts folder that’s inside Adobe InDesign Application folder
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 1.0.0 – Initial release (28/03/2020)
Disclaimer

The software (referred to hereafter as Object States Assitant) is provided FREE of charge and without any guarantees or warranty.

The author shall not have any liability to any person or entity with respect to any liability, loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the installation or use of Object States Assitant.

The author is under no obligation to provide support, service, corrections, or upgrades to Object States Assitant.

Description

Features
  • Improves state navigation by using 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 2019 – 2022 (MacOS or Windows)
Installation

MacOS

  • 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
  • Copy the ObjectStatesAssistant Folder into the Scripts folder that’s inside Adobe InDesign Application folder
Uninstall
  • Quit Adobe InDesign CC
  • Remove/Delete the ObjectStatesAssistant Folder into the Scripts folder that’s inside Adobe InDesign Application folder
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 1.0.0 – Initial release (28/03/2020)
Disclaimer

The software (referred to hereafter as Object States Assistant) is provided FREE of charge and without any guarantees or warranty.

The author shall not have any liability to any person or entity with respect to any liability, loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the installation or use of Object States Assistant.

The author is under no obligation to provide support, service, corrections, or upgrades to Object States Assistant.

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