InDesign Scripts

Find Change From Spreadsheet

Search and replace multiple text changes in one operation.

  • Change text based on values stored in CSV or tab-delimited text
  • Option to match whole words only
  • Option to ignore case
  • Option to confirm each change
  • User-configurable localization
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PDF Export Folder

Batch export a folder of InDesign documents to PDF.

  • Open source
  • Option to include subfolders
  • Export using any defined PDF Preset
  • Option to add suffix to output file names
  • Option to replace existing output files.
  • Adapt source code to create other scripts
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PDF Export Single Pages

Export an InDesign document to single-page PDFs.

  • Page labels at the beginning or end of output file names
  • Absolute (document) numbering or by section
  • Set minimum digits to prefix section and page labels
  • Preview output file name before proceeding
  • Export all pages, a single page, or any range or ranges of pages
  • Export using any defined PDF Preset
  • Immediate or background export
  • Save and restore all settings
  • User-configurable localization
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PDF Place and Export

Create documents, place PDF pages, and export new PDFs.

  • Process a single PDF or an entire folder of PDFs
  • Creates an InDesign document sized to match input PDF
  • Option to include bleed
  • If facing pages, resolves overlapping bleeds in the spine
  • Convert a PDF in reader spreads back to single pages
  • Convert a PDF in printer spreads back to single pages
  • Create printer spreads
  • Option to add spine effect
  • Export a new PDF using any PDF preset
  • Save and restore all settings
  • User-configurable localization
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Text Cleanup

Clean up common text problems.

  • Change defined number of spaces to tab character
  • Remove spaces before or after tabs
  • Remove spaces and tabs at beginning of paragraphs
  • Reduce multiple spaces or tabs to one
  • If desired, keep two spaces between sentences
  • Change double hyphens to em or en dash
  • Fix flopped apostrophes
  • Fix foot and inch marks
  • Remove empty paragraphs
  • Remove zero-width characters
  • Remove forced line breaks
  • Remove column/frame/page breaks
  • Remove excess at end of paragraphs and stories
  • User-configurable localization
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Varnish Images

Create varnish elements for all images.

  • Varnish images in rectangular frames
  • Varnish images masked using clipping paths
  • Varnish images masked using transparency
  • Create varnish version of images if needed
  • Option to include pasted graphics
  • User-configurable localization
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Varnish Maker

Create varnish elements for selection, page, or spread.

  • Varnish selection, page, or spread
  • Recognizes images masked using clipping paths
  • Recognizes images masked using transparency
  • Create varnish version of images if needed
  • User-configurable localization
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Web Prep

Prepare documents for HTML output to web or e-books.

  • Remove forced line breaks
  • Remove excess at end of paragraphs and stories
  • Remove excess spaces
  • Change tabs to spaces
  • Remove empty paragraphs
  • Remove zero-width characters
  • Remove column/frame/page breaks
  • Fix flopped apostrophes
  • Fix foot and inch marks
  • Remove forced capitalization/change letter case
  • User-configurable localization
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For help installing scripts, see How to Install and Use Scripts in Adobe Creative Cloud Applications.

Also available for hire to program custom solutions. Contact William for more information.

IMPORTANT: by downloading any of the scripts on this page you agree that the software is provided without any warranty, express or implied. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Always make backups of important data.