How to Search InDesign CS5 Text via PageZephyr Search Mac

Note: PageZephyr and PageZephyr Search have been DISCONTINUED. Please see our Products page for current Markzware offerings. Markzware also has ID Util, which can help you to view Adobe InDesign stories.

How to search InDesign CS5 text, using Markzware’s content search application for InDesign CS5 and other INDD files, PageZephyr Search Mac:

This article and video explain the steps for finding text in Adobe InDesign CS5 files for eDiscovery purposes. eDiscovery is collecting information from native file formats for data extraction and analysis.

It can be a challenge to access and extract information in Adobe InDesign proprietary files, which can be large and numerous. It can also be a challenge to be able to view and read the information you extract from these files. Markzware’s search application can help to find and display information related to your search entry.

Markzware creates the technology required to perform a keyword search in Adobe InDesign files. PageZephyr Search is Adobe InDesign text search software by Markzware. This simple search tool can find specific text in your InDesign CS5 files.

Find relevant information in INDD documents for Adobe Creative Suite 5. See how, in this demonstration video:

How to Search InDesign CS5 Text via
PageZephyr Search Mac

PageZephyr Search can search all of your Adobe InDesign (INDD) documents, to find and display your chosen word or phrase.

PageZephyr Search Mac:
• indexes all of your InDesign documents.
• lets you copy and paste text that it finds.
• finds specific text, based on your simple search entry.
• saves the time and money that a manual search would take.
• gives you quick access to Adobe InDesign (INDD) documents.
• is a stand-alone application that works on Macintosh systems.
• displays found text within context, in the PageZephyr Search window, or in Finder.

How to Content Search InDesign CS5 with PageZephyr Search Mac:
Turn on Spotlight indexing for each volume to be searched.
Click the word “here” (in blue text) on the “Welcome to PageZephyr Search” window. Allow about a half hour for initial indexing.
In the upper left of the Search Parameter Area is the Any/All Popup. You can select either:
“Any” to return a result if any one of the search criteria is found, or
“All” to return a result for every search criteria listed.

You can search either:
• the InDesign file’s text content, or
• the InDesign filename.

You can then select an additional content specifier:
1. “begins with” means the filename, or a word in the text stream, begins with the specified characters.
2. “ends with” means the filename, or a word in the text stream, ends with the specified characters.
3. “matches” means the entire filename, or an entire word in the text stream, exactly matches the specified text.
4. “contains” means a filename, or an entire word in the text stream, contains the specified text. This is good for finding partial words or phrases.

In the PageZephyr Search text content entry area, type in the word or phrase you are seeking.
For multiple search criteria, click the “+” button and add additional parameters to the search.

Markzware‘s advanced technology can help businesses to meet their content creation challenges for desktop publishing (DTP). Businesses can get PageZephyr Search Mac to help search InDesign CS5 files for usable content.

An Example of a Content Search, Using
PageZephyr Search Mac to
Search InDesign CS5 Text:

Markzware PageZephyr Search Mac Example 5Your target audience needs searchable content to find your information. You’ll want to create and publish content that suits the needs of your customers. PageZephyr Search can help you to find content for editing, by locating text within your InDesign CS5 documents.

PageZephyr Search Mac Features:

  • Supports InDesign CS through InDesign CC files.
  • Goes to the highlighted search term in InDesign for context awareness.
  • Indexes content within Apple Macintosh storage volumes that have Spotlight enabled.

Content search is a good way to find content in an INDD document for further usage. You can copy all or part of the found content and paste it into a word processor for editing.
pagezephyr-search-logoYou can find Adobe INDD text, today. Just use Markzware‘s content search application, PageZephyr Search Mac to search InDesign CS5 files.

PageZephyr Search can search InDesign CC or InDesign CS files on the Macintosh platform. 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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How to Search InDesign CS5 Text via PageZephyr Search Mac

Title: How to Search InDesign CS5 Text via PageZephyr Search Mac
Published on: August 4, 2015
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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