Total Control Over Text Length and Overset

vjoon Overset Manager for Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy

vjoon Overset Manager plug-in for Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy gives you complete control over text length and text overset, enabling you to count, display, edit and print overset text. It increases production security by warning you if the document contains overset when you print or export a file. vjoon Overset Manager is the ideal tool for everybody dealing with text-intensive files on a regular basis.

vjoon Overset Manager

With vjoon Overset Manager, you can see at a glance if a file contains overset and which text threads are affected. And you can show or hide overset frames for the selected text flow or all text flows on the page.


  • Determine the color of overset frames, as well as their position relative to their master frame
  • Place overset frames comfortably at the top right corner in the document so that even long overset text will be visible – alternatively place overset text frames to the left of the original text frame when using right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.
  • Count placeholder text to determine the exact text length needed to fill a text thread in order to give correct instructions to an editor
  • Calculate text length by number of characters, words, lines and manuscript lines
  • Calculate the number of standard words needed to fill the text frame, by setting the length of manuscript lines, e.g. a decimal number like 7.4, in the preferences
  • Measure the length of text in the current selection, text column or text thread
  • See values for the text that fits in the text frames as well as for overset text, separately
  • Measure the current text selection against the remaining amount of overset text for easy and precise copyfitting – If a text frame is not completely filled with text, the palette displays an estimate number of missing lines for underset text
  • Being alerted when printing or exporting a document containing overset text
vjoon Overset Manager

vjoon Overset Manager can be used with InDesign or with InCopy. While InCopy provides editors with statistical information and allows to edit overset text in Galley and Story View, vjoon brings these important features to the Layout View, where the editor can see the exact design as it appears on the InDesign page.

vjoon Overset Manager significantly increases the level of production security and helps to prevent costly mistakes.

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* Update price €29; all prices excluding VAT