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Wordalizer 1.5
Generate Word Clouds
in InDesign CS4 / CS5 / CS6 / CC

U S E R M A N U A L
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1 . Description
Wordalizer is a word cloud generator for Adobe InDesign®. It WORD LIST FONT 1 THEME

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helps you extract, edit, and visualize the relevant vocabulary
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artwork based on those words, their frequency in the source Wordalizer


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that you can still rescale, modify, and adjust to your needs.
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2 . System requirements


The main dialog of
• Mac OS X 10.6 or later, 3 . TRY vs. PRO version Wordalizer has a
or Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 (x86 or x64 editions). very similar look-
• CPU with a minimum clock rate of 3 GHz. You can download a free tryout version of Wordalizer at: and-feel in both
• Main memory (RAM) of at least 4GB (8GB recommended). http://www.indiscripts.com/blog/public/scripts/WordalizerTry.zip. Mac OS and Windows
• 1000×800 pixel screen-resolution or greater. It offers all the features of the PRO release, but it will automati- environments.
The following
• Adobe InDesign CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, or CC. cally add on the word ‘Wordalizer’ into the final artwork.
languages are available
(depending on your
NOTE We strongly encourage you to install and test the TRY version InDesign locale):
before you purchase the PRO license of the product. Always ▶ English (default)
Wordalizer both supports make sure that your system meets the requirements. ▶ French
CC 9.x and CC 2014

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On some Mac OS X
1 . Before you install 2 ) You see there two main folders: Application and User. Right- systems the script may
click the User folder and pick “Reveal in Finder.” refuse to start up when
Wordalizer resides in a single file: WordalizerPro.jsx. When you installed in the “User”
download the file from your private link, however, it is origi- 3 ) You should now see a Scripts Panel folder. Drag WordalizerPro.jsx branch. In such a case,
try to install the JSX
nally zipped. into there. Congratulations, Wordalizer is now installed!
file in the “Application”
branch instead.
The first step is to unzip the .zip file so you can place
WordalizerPro.jsx at the desired location (see below). 3 . Installing in Windows
As a precaution before you go on, save your working files and 1 ) In InDesign, open the Scripts panel as follows:
restart InDesign in a clean session. • CS4:  Window ▶ Automation ▶ Scripts.
• CS5, CS5.5, CS6, and CC:  Window ▶ Utilities ▶ Scripts.

2 . Installing in Mac OS X 2 ) You see there two main folders: Application and User. Right-
click the User folder and pick “Reveal in Explorer.”
1 ) In InDesign, open the Scripts panel as follows:
• CS4:  Window ▶ Automation ▶ Scripts. 3 ) You should now see a Scripts Panel folder. Drag WordalizerPro.jsx
• CS5, CS5.5, CS6, and CC:  Window ▶ Utilities ▶ Scripts. into there. Congratulations, Wordalizer is now installed!

MAC OS X WINDOWS

DRAG INTO DRAG INTO

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1 ) In InDesign, display the Scripts panel via: digging into the
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• Window ▶ Automation ▶ Scripts (CS4), or Scripts panel?
• Window ▶ Utilities ▶ Scripts (CS5, CS5.5, CS6, or CC). Make Wordalizer INDISCRIPTS MENU
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then double-click on it.

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7 . Create your first word cloud WORD LIST WORD LIST FONT 1 FONT 1 THEME THEME

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2 ) Make sure the    button is pressed. This option will make panel and select a color theme, e.g. “Stones.”
Wordalizer generate a trial word list based on random words.
7 ) For now, leave both the characters and
3 ) Click the OK button. cloud panels to their default settings.

4 ) The main dialog pops up. The word list panel already contains 8 ) Click Create.
100 random words, so you don’t have to worry about it for now.
If you are not satisfied with the output,
5 ) Select a primary font in the font 1 panel, e.g. Myriad Pro Regular. re-run Wordalizer, click the  button,
Activate the font 2 panel by clicking its checkbox, then select then adjust your settings and click Update.

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The primary purpose of Wordalizer is to capture the relevant ▶  Scan the current InDesign document
vocabulary from a source text. Numeric weights are then assigned This option is available when the active document
to words according to their frequency. Those data are reported contains enough words to be parsed. (Selecting this
in the Word List panel, which provides several tools to edit and option allows you to specify a language.)
reorder items. ▶  Scan the InDesign book
This option is available when a book is open and can
be parsed. Wordalizer will then scan all chapters as
1 . Selecting the source a whole. (Selecting this option allows you to specify a
language.)
Before the main dialog pops up you need to tell Wordalizer ▶  Extract words from the clipboard
which source is to be considered. The source panel offers various This option is available when the clipboard contains
options whose availability may depend on the context: some text that you may have copied from any
program—text editor, web browser…—including
▶  Edit a new word list from scratch InDesign. (Selecting this option allows you to specify
a language.)
This option forces Wordalizer to start up with an
empty word list that you will feed straight from the ▶  Create a trial list based on random words
main dialog. Select this option to quicly create a trial list based on
▶  Use last Wordalizer settings random lorem-ipsum-fashioned words. By default,
Select this option to reload the latest items and settings 100 words are generated. You can change this number
used in Wordalizer disregarding the current context. from the preferences panel.
This button is useful in particular when InDesign has
just re-started.
2 . Specifying a language
▶  Get the word list from the current cloud
This option is available when the active document Words captured from an InDesign document, book, or from the
is a word cloud previously produced by Wordalizer. clipboard, can be automatically filtered and/or refined through
You can then reload its specific word list and settings a language-aware scanner. Its main purpose is to skip irrele-
in order to either change some parameters (Update), vant words, e.g. in English, ‘the,’ ‘is,’ ‘that,’ ‘by,’ etc. Wordalizer
or to create a new cloud based on the same model manages specific stop words for each supported language.
(Create).

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3 . Manually adding entries into the word list


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TIP New entries can also be validated straight from the word field—by
NOTE If you need to discard the current language, just click pressing Enter—if the existing weight already fits your needs.
the active flag button to turn it off. Wordalizer will then
scan the entire text without removing stop words.

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7 . Balancing weights 8 . Detecting word lists


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PREFERENCES

frequencies. Therefore, the word that occurs most often in the to have your data already quantified in a simple InDesign docu-
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PARSER
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Min. frequency: 2
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1 ) Make sure your entries are sorted in a relevant order. 2 ) In a fresh InDesign document, or in a text editor of your choice,
format your entries using one of the following syntax delimiters:
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Given a weighted word list, Wordalizer needs first to assign fonts 2 . About font processing
and other character attributes to the text. Once this step is com-
pleted, items are converted into outlines and the resulting art- • Make sure that each selected font supports the char-
works are positioned to be nested into each other. The whole acters used in your word list. Otherwise, Wordalizer
process involves many computations. Execution time is strongly will simply ignore items that it cannot fully render.
dependent on your settings. • Better is to use OpenType fonts, in particular whether
you want to benefit from automatic ligatures and
clean small caps.
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CHARACTERS
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50% 100% 200% 50% 100% 200% wordcloud based on
the square pattern
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100% 0.2   The Spacing field lets you specify the minimal Any word cloud already created has its specific settings entirely
If you only need to
20%
room to be allocated between words. Click or select this field and

saved in the underlying InDesign document. Hence you can update the color
enter the desired value within the range 0..10. You can use the re-work on that cloud later and change the attributes you are theme, see next
Create Close Down keys to increase or decrease the value in 0.2 incre-
Up and not satisfied with: section, “5. Applying
ments. (Hold Shift to increase or decrease in 1 increments.) a new theme to an
existing cloud.”
1 ) Make the word cloud document active in InDesign.
NOTE Using Spacing=0 causes Wordalizer to find the most compact
arrangement—as shown below—and impairs the readability 2 ) Run Wordalizer and select the source .
of the word cloud. The recommended minimum value is 0.4.
3 ) Change your settings and click the Update button.

Spacing: 0 Spacing: 1 Spacing: 5

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Color Themes wZ
Deep Blue Electric Egg Atoll Contessa
Congress Hudson Valley Autumn Amaranta
Wordalizer offers 140+ predefined themes to suit any mood. Chambray Olive Gradient Opium Shiraz Gradient
Those color sets are all managed as InDesign RGB swatches that Rock the Nile Vida Loca Scarpa Flow Wild Salmon

you can refine once the word cloud is generated. Stones Green Lagoon Falcon Crimson Swamp
Schooner Vegetal Woody Bright Radical Lime
BlueGray Chlorophylle Hazy Sunset Supernova
Clay Blurry Nature Around the Mojo IPaprika Highland

1 . Selecting a theme Empress Norway Tom Thumb Caramel Blue Finlandia
Behind the Mist Blurry Nature 2 Oranges of Eden Coral
Gray Danube Woodland IPinnacles Summer
Each native color theme is formed of 4 or 5 swatches that go Gitane Olive Antique Solid Exotic
well together. Those sets appear in the theme panel dropdrown autilus Swimming Pool Chestnut Exotic

list when you click the control. They are gradually ordered from Azur Athena Tobacco Vegetables
Maritime Yellow Chill Saddle Up Red IPortica
cold (Deep Blue) to warm (Red Gradient). Many combinations Deep Sea Nevada Brown Fruity
are available in every colorcast. Oracle Hokey Pokey Eggplant Orange Gradient
Persian Gradient Weed New York Hot Mandalay
Sage William’s Mustard Lavande Kelvin
1 ) Run Wordalizer. Go into the theme panel and click the combo Ourkey Bloody Elves TEnfance Warm
box. (The full list pops up having the current theme selected.) Battleship Bloody Elves 2 IPuppet Show Power Brick
Mykonos Melancholy Smoky Korean Melons
Desert Uganda Wine Berry Cocoa Tussock
2 ) Click the desired theme.
Evanescent Battleship Coffee Balloon Flashy
Mineral Green Hopscotch Fruity Wine Utopia

3 ) Click the Create (or Update) button. Slate Laser Cape Cod Coffee Trish IPub Pompadour
Sea Nymph Cowboy Tia Maria Blood Orange

THEME Gray Celery Café Bordeaux Scarlet’s Gradient Bitter Red


Green Briar Rose Rave IParty International
Bitter
StonesRed Museum Mexican Gray Fuzzy Wuzzy B_R_Y_G_P
Merlin Gradient Oraffic Tropical Purple Funfair
Tint from: 100%
Earl and the Abbey Marijuana Oropical Vintage Lonestar

Tint to: 100% Oxford Green Silted Jon Disco Game Over
Shining Tarawera IPajaro Dunes Zuzu’s IPetals Red Pepper
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CHARACTERS Elephant Confetti Urban Congo Rose Bud Velvet Cardinal de France
Dust Lotus Steam Sad Shiraz Red Gradient
Beach Sushi Berry
Example of word
100% cloud with the theme0 List of all 146 native themes available in Wordalizer 1.508.
“Bitter Red” applied. Newly added themes are displayed in bold typeface.
CLOUD

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100% 0.2

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Color Themes wZ
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Myriad Pro
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THEME
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CHARACTERS
2 . Filtering themes
Regular
Active filters have their icon framed in a selection marquee, that
is, a blue border in InDesign light skins, and an orange
FONT 3
Tint
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Vintage: CLOUD
turn this filter on to keep in the list only To activate/deactivate a filter, just click its icon button. Changes
Regular
Tint from:
CHARACTERS
CHARACTERS low saturation colors that result in100%
low-contrast are then visible in the theme list.
FONT 4 Tint from: combinations; e.g. 100%
Vivid: turn this filter on to keep in the list only vivid
Tint to:high-contrast combinations;100%
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Myriad Pro
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Regular Tint to: 20%
100% 0°

NOTE Options ‘vintage’ and ‘vivid’ are mutually exclusive. The “Tint from” and “Tint to” edit boxes allow to create random
variations in tints for a given theme. By default “Tint from” is
CHARACTERS
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Update
Monochromatic: Create
turn this filter on to keepClose
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CHARACTERS
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orange, red, etc.); e.g. for purple. percent tint.
Polychromatic: turn this filter on to keep in the list
1 ) Click or select the “Tint from” field and enter a primary tint
CLOUD
CLOUD only themes that use multiple and distinct hues;
within the range 1..100%. You can also use the Up and Down
e.g. 
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2 ) To create a range of tints, turn off the link button so that the 4 . Customizing a theme
“Tint to” field is now editable.
Once a theme is applied to your
3 ) Click or select the “Tint to” field and enter a secondary tint word cloud, each underlying color
within the range 1..100%. You can also use the Up and Down is referenced in the Swatches panel
keys to increase or decrease the value in 1% increments. (Hold so you can easily refine or change
Shift to increase or decrease in 10% increments.) its RGB attributes, as shown in the
figure.
From then, theme colors will be applied within the specified
range of tints, based on random choices. TIP You can also remove/replace a
swatch in order to reduce the set
THEME
of colors used in the cloud.

Pro Stones
Then, your custom set is reported
Native Theme
Tint from: 10% at the top of the list in Wordalizer’s
Tint to: 90% theme panel. The 10 most recent
Caslon Pro custom sets are saved here for later
CHARACTERS
re-use.

100% 0 This way, you can safely edit a word


Pro cloud in Wordalizer, even when
CLOUD
custom colors are applied to it.

Verticality: 20%
Pro
Shake angle: 0°

Spacing: 0.5

Update Create Close Edited Theme

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5 . Applying a new theme to an existing cloud


Sometimes you just want to change the theme of a word cloud
with no other modification. While clicking Update always
THEME
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Number of words
1 . About global settings
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100% 0.2 PREFERENCES


the trial word list.
Myriad Pro

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Wordalizer provides a few additional options which you can
20% 0° Range: 10..300
control from the global extra panel. Being in the main dialog, Trial list size: 100
Precision of the collision
Update click the gear iconClose
Create button to get access to those settings. Precision: 5 detection algorithm.
Range: 1..9
All options here are “global”, that is, they affect the behavior of While parsing the
PARSER
Wordalizer itself, not only the current word cloud. source, skip words
Min. frequency: 2 whose frequency is
• Click the OK button to register your changes. lower than this value.
Smart case
Range: 1..5
Observe NBSP
• Click the Reset button to reset the native Wordalizer Detect word list
Parse case variants
options. found in the source
and keep the most
Reset OK relevant form.

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Try to automatically
ciency of the collision detection algorithm. The default value, 5, 3 . Parser-related settings detect weighted word
usually offers the best compromise between quality and execu-
lists in the source.
tion time. Lower values lead Wordalizer to run faster, but at the The parser is the module by which Wordalizer scans a source See Section 8. in
cost of raw approximation in computing and positioning vector text and retrieve relevant words. “Manage your
artworks. Conversely, high precision will produce more consis- Word List.”
tent results but in a much greater delay. • Change the “Min. frequency” value to eliminate low-fre-
quency occurrences, often due to typos and/or hapax.
Increasing the precision may be effective whether the number of
words to be processed does not exceed 300, and provided that • Turn on “Smart case” to allow the parser to detect case
very complex typefaces are not involved. variants—such as InDesign vs. Indesign vs. INDESIGN—
and then to keep the best form. If “Smart case” is

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Preferences and Advanced Settings wZ

turned off, InDesign, Indesign, and INDESIGN will produce


distinct entries in the word list.

• Turn on “Observe NBSP” to have non-breaking space sepa-


rated expressions—as Creative^Cloud—recognized as single
entries.

• Turn on “Detect Word List” to activate weighted word list


recognition. Further details in “Manage your Word List,”
Section 8.

4 . InDesign CC compatibility


Wordalizer version 1.5 and later is compatible with InDesign CC Wordalizer’s main dialog
as rendered in InDesign CC
and CC 2014. In particular it adjusts to InDesign dark theme if 5 . Migrating from Wordalizer 1.25 when a dark theme is
used—as shown below. In the case you change your interface
chosen via Preferences ▶
preferences during a session, restart InDesign before you re-run Wordalizer 1.25 for InDesign CS4 / CS5 is not supported Interface ▶ Appearance.
Wordalizer. anymore. Although it can still be used in old environments
without causing conflict with the current version, we encourage
NOTE Wordalizer, of course, remains backwards compatible with you to discover the features of Wordalizer 1.5.
InDesign CS4, CS5, and CS6 (Mac OS X and Windows).
Note also that word clouds built from version 1.25 are fully rec-
As Adobe is constantly updating InDesign CC, you may still ognized by version 1.5, so you can easily update—and improve!—
experience issues that we cannot anticipate despite the many existing creations.
tests we perform. Please, feel free to report any new bug at
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Wordalizer
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1.5
A plug-in for Adobe® InDesign® based on Adobe® ExtendScript and ScriptUI. Created
and developed by Marc Autret. Designed by Dominique Chiron and Marc Autret.
User Interface available in English and French.

My very special thanks to Jonathan Feinberg (wordle.net), Theunis de Jong (jongware.com), Dominique
Chiron (doopix.com) and Jean-Christophe Courte (urbanbike.com). I also wish to thank the people who
have helped improve and promote this product, in no particular order: Klaus Nordby, David Blatner
(InDesignSecrets), Stéphane Baril (Adobe France), Loïc Aigon (Ozalto), Laurent Tournier (Indigrep), Cécile
Mazin (ActuaLitté), Alexander Charchar (Smashing Magazine), Rinniee Ginsburg (Webgranth), Ingo
Wilsinger, Jan Mirus—not forgetting those graphic designers, trainers, authors, and InDesign gurus who
have all contributed at some level to the success of Wordalizer: Sandee Cohen and Diane Burns (authors of
“Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign”), Pariah Burke, Erica Gamet, Haeme Ulrich, Khaled Galal, Jennifer
Blatz, Phillip Southgate and so many others!

Main Product Page: http://www.indiscripts.com/category/projects/Wordalizer


Tryout version: http://ww.indiscripts.com/blog/public/scripts/WordalizerTry.zip
Technical Support: support@indiscripts.com

Purchasing Wordalizer: http://www.indiscripts.com/store/WDLZ


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