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Find/Replace automation in InDesign


Question

I have a great number of text replacements to make in a set of documents in InDesign. They always follow the same formula: Change "this text" to "that text." I've been manually selecting "this text", pasting it into the Find box, then selecting "that text" and pasting it into the Replace box. This is laborious.

Is there a way to feed InDesign these instructions to automate the process? Is there a way to paste the whole sentence into the Find/Replace panel and have the correct information appear in Find and Replace?

2016/07/26
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7/26/2016 11:41:00 AM

Indesign comes with a script called findchangebylist.jsx. It does exactly what you want, but it's pretty tedious to use. So tedious, that many people have created scripts for this same task. I would recommend checking some of these out:

2016/07/26
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7/26/2016 2:09:00 AM