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InDesign: how to run multiple find/change queries at once


Question

The pesky ~c in the grep find change is extremely helpful but limited.

I want to script multiple find change actions that replace the text found with complex formatted text blocks containing text, tables and objects.

I use grep a lot, but I'm limited by only having one clipboard item.

Is there a way to have multiple item on a clipboard and pull from them via a script?

2017/03/02
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3/2/2017 4:12:00 PM

You can use the FindChangeByList script which comes packaged with InDesign (so everyone already has it). The script reads a text file that holds a list of "typed out" find/change commands that you can edit. These commands can be text, GREP, or glyph level find/change commands. Read more at Indesign Secrets.

FindChangeByList script

2017/03/02
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3/2/2017 4:11:00 PM