How to Search InDesign Adobe Creative Suite Files for INDD Text

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How to search InDesign Adobe Creative Suite files for specific INDD text, using PageZephyr Search Mac:

Content creators want to create content that their target audience can find. Before distributing that content, it has to be created. Sometimes, the information or inspiration needed is in InDesign CS (Adobe Creative Suite) files. Markzware‘s PageZephyr Search Mac can find specific text within these INDD documents.

PageZephyr Search is an application for content search in InDesign. Following is a video demonstration and the steps to use PageZephyr Search to find relevant INDD text within InDesign files:

How to Search InDesign Adobe Creative Suite Files for INDD Text

PageZephyr Search Mac can find useful text in InDesign CS or CC files (INDD documents for Adobe Creative Suite).

How to Search InDesign Adobe Creative Suite Files for
INDD Text via PageZephyr Search Mac:

  • Type (into the search field) the word that you are seeking.
  • Hit Enter. (Files list is on the left; highlighted text is in the file on the right.)
  • To see the word in context, right click “Show Selection in Document”. (If an appropriate version of InDesign is loaded, it’ll highlight that word and show you where it is in the document.)
  • To Copy and Paste the text out, you can either click and drag to select text, or hit Command-A (Select All), and select Copy. (That will copy the text to your clipboard, which makes it available for use in other applications.)

Markzware PageZephyr Search Mac Main Window Overview
PageZephyr Search can search InDesign CS or CC files for Mac OS 10.7 or higher (and under Mavericks 10.9). You can buy Markzware’s content search application via the PageZephyr Search page. See more desktop publishing (DTP) software for creative professionals on the Markzware Products page.

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