Wordalizer 2015 (v. 1.508) is finally available at no additional cost—update is free for all licensed users. Major additions and improvements have been done so that you can design the greatest word clouds ever from within InDesign. Easily import weighted word lists, apply new shapes and color themes, setup the width/height ratio of the whole artwork! But that's just part of the story:

Download Wordalizer updated manual (PDF, 20 pages)

New Features in version 1.508

Here are some of the new key features:

• New design and enhanced readability of the Cloud panel.

Wordalizer's main dialog (screenshot from InDesign CC, dark skin.)

The new “Cloud” panel.

• Four new shapes: Triangle, Reversed Triangle, Losange, and Astroid.

• New option in the advanced settings panel: “Detect word list” (refer to the manual for details).

• 38 new color themes:

Wordalizer's new themes.

• InDesign CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC and CC 2014 compatible, on Mac OS and Windows platforms.

…and so much more!

Sample clouds

Many word clouds have been already posted here, and here, based on the previous versions. Here are new examples:

A selection of word clouds powered by Wordalizer (PDF).

Give it a try!

Wordalizer's TRY version offers all the features of the PRO release, except it automatically inserts the word Wordalizer. If you need to use the plug-in in production, consider to purchase a PRO version license.

Installation. — The TRY and PRO versions of Wordalizer are both delivered in the jsx format. You simply need to put the file in your Scripts Panel folder. The script is instantly available in the InDesign Scripts panel.

Note. — If you cannot find the location of your Scripts Panel folder, run InDesign and display the Scripts panel (Window > Automation > Scripts or Window > Utilities > Scripts). Then right-click the User folder and, in the fly-out menu, pick Reveal in Finder (Mac OS) or Reveal in Explorer (Windows). If there is not already a Scripts Panel subfolder within the revealed Scripts folder, create here a new folder named Scripts Panel.

Notice, Acknowledgements

Wordalizer has a long story. The seminal idea came from Jonathan Feinberg, who created the applet Wordle. Details on how I implemented a similar algorithm in ExtendScript are still available in my original post.

My very special thanks to Theunis de Jong (aka Jongware), 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, Stéphane Baril (Adobe France), Loïc Aigon (Ozalto), Laurent Tournier (Indigrep), Cécile Mazin (ActuaLitté), Alexander Charchar (Smashing Magazine), Rinniee Ginsburg, 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!

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