With this script you can manage the color settings in the document much more easily.

The script summarizes all color settings of your document

To manage the color management settings of InDesign documents, you need many menus and settings. Each link has its own settings that can only be viewed and changed individually. The script helps you to see these holistically at a glance, check them and change them if necessary.

In a nutshell:

What is the problem?

Many menus - no overview

The color settings of the document are under the "Settings" menu. If you also want to know which profiles are attached to the shortcuts , take a look at the "Shortcuts" palette. And if you want to change these, you have to go to the "Object" menu for each link.

This not only takes a long time with many links. It is also unsafe because you have to make many clicks and change the settings in different windows.

How to work with the script


In this menu, you have everything at a glance and can adjust the settings for the document and all links if you wish.
In the script header, you can see whether you have switched the "Color proof" on or off (menu "View > Color proof").

In the "Settings" area, you can see the document settings and change some of them.
At the bottom of the window you can see the "Transparency color space", which you can set under "Edit > Transparency fill space".


Here you can get an overview of your links. First of all, you are shown how many links are in which color spaces in your document.

Display them individually to get an overview.


You can now use the “Adjust guidelines” button toadjustthe color management guidelines for already placed images to the changed guidelines of the document.

This corresponds to the option “Placed content: Enable all profiles” for the “Keep embedded profiles” policywhen opening a document or “Disable all profiles” for the ” Keep values (ignore profiles in links)” policy .

The “Reposition images” option does not need to be activated. However, it is helpful in some constellations. This would correspond to the manual repositioning of the images when the color management settings are changed.


In this area, you can see the respective color settings for the selected link. Clicking on “Change color settings” opens the dialog, which you could also open via the menu “Object > Color settings for image…”.

Managing the color settings in the InDesign document is much easier with the script.

This video explains how the script works


No, the script “only” helps you to access and change the color management settings of InDesign more quickly.

But who knows, maybe in the future?

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