How to Search InDesign Files via Content Search: PageZephyr Search Mac

How to Search InDesign Files via Content Search: 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 files, using a content search in Markzware‘s PageZephyr Search Mac:

PageZephyr Search, by Markzware, is a content search application for Macintosh. It allows users to search InDesign files for specific keyword(s). It will also display the related INDD documents, with the found keyword(s) highlighted. The following video and steps help explain.

You can search for text in Adobe InDesign native files located in local volumes, using PageZephyr Search Mac. Users can open InDesign CS through InDesign CC files (with that InDesign version loaded). PageZephyr Search can display that text. Users can also copy and paste text into a text editor. Watch this video demonstration:

How to Search InDesign Files via Content Search:
PageZephyr Search Mac

PageZephyr Search Mac finds text in InDesign CS or CC (Creative Cloud or Suite) files.

How to Search InDesign Files via
Content Search in PageZephyr Search Mac:

  • Type in the word you’re seeking.
  • Press 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”. (With that InDesign version loaded, you’ll see that word in highlight within 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 copies the text to your clipboard, to allow use in other applications.)

Example of Text Found by PageZephyr Search Mac:
Markzware PageZephyr Search Mac Example 4
PageZephyr Search can search InDesign CC or CS files for Mac OS 10.7 or higher. To buy Markzware’s content search application, see the PageZephyr Search page. See more desktop publishing (DTP) software for creative professionals on the Markzware Products page.

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