updated 10:05 pm EDT, Fri July 29, 2011
Creates style sheets for documents without them
Developer David Blatner has made one of the most popular of his Blatner Tools plug-ins for Adobe InDesign available separately from the suite, available through DTP Tools. The plug-in, called Power Styles, is aimed specifically at documents that were developed without a consistent use of styles or no styles. The plug-in automatically generates new styles with generic names based on existing styles.
Each created style's name is based on the differences from the style it's based on -- the user need only rename the styles can now apply the newly-created styles consistently to any new material, or change old material where styles were inconsistently applied. The program can create Paragraph, Character and Object styles, apply overrides to minor variations, and generates a full report on what styles were created.
Power Styles is available on its own for $59 (€45) per license, or can be purchased as part of the entire 12-plug-in Blatner Tools suite for $139 (€99). It works with InDesign CS3 and higher for both Mac OS X and Windows. A 14-day free trial version is available.