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.
PageZephyr Installation and Activation Guide
You have PageZephyr v3 to index and search InDesign native files on your Mac? You can find information, then copy and paste text, so you can later extract InDesign for publishing. Here is how you can install PageZephyr and activate PageZephyr for Adobe InDesign:
PageZephyr Installation and Activation
How to install PageZephyr on your Mac and how to activate PageZephyr
You will have received your PageZephyr via e-mail after your purchase at our Apple Mac eStore. Markzware has a new method of installation and activation, which is developed in-house. It’s called MarkzControl. With that e-mail, you will get your product, you’ll get a Product ID, and you’ll get a download link. As you’ll read, this is your personal, private and actual download URL. All PageZephyr updates will always be pushed to this URL, so keep it in a safe place. You only need to re-download at a later date to get the most current version of the installer and, thus, of your product. Do not post or share or distribute this link in any way. It is uniquely tied to you and your order, your e-mail address.
For our most current product versions, there will be no installers posted online. There, you will only find older versions. So, it’s very important, because the traditional method is you go to a web page, you get the installer, the update. You download it and install it. However, Markzware developed this new system, where everything is via one URL, which is uniquely for you. So, this is very important. I’ve X’d out the information, so you can see what’s important for you, but make sure you keep this in a safe place.
To get started, simply click on the link. Let’s do that now. Once you click that, what you get, in your browser on that is End User License Agreement. There, you can read exactly what the End User License Agreement entails. And when you accept and understand this agreement, you click I Agree and you click Download.
Very important: when you de-archive, or decompress, the download package, make sure that your archive utility or decompression tool will decompress all parts of the package, not just the outer shell. Modern decompression tools sometimes only do the outer shell, whereas you should decompress all parts of the download. Once the download’s complete, 35.9, let’s say, 36 megabyte file, in your Downloads, you can find the package, which has now been decompressed.
There is a PageZephyr reference manual, where you can get all details on how to get started. Installation and activation is simple. You simply drag and drop the PageZephyr icon into your Applications folder. Launch PageZephyr. Activation and registration. Proxy settings, if you have a proxy, you can bypass it here. If you have a too-strict firewall, you have to momentarily turn that off.
And, now, let’s go over all of this, how this works. Just drag PageZephyr into your Applications folder. You go in there. You find PageZephyr. I’m gonna put it down in my Dock here, right next to InDesign, or should I put it next to our FlightCheck? Let’s put it next to FlightCheck, near InDesign, since it supports those publishing files.
And, now, let’s open it up and see what happens. Let’s launch PageZephyr 3.0 for the Macintosh. Yes, we do want to open it. Welcome to PageZephyr explains that PageZephyr is a stand-alone application to help you find information so you can extract text from InDesign documents without having the app, application, loaded on your computer. What you need to do to get started is to index your content.
So, we click Continue to begin. PageZephyr is able to search for and index these file types. Please select the types of DTP Desktop Publishing programs you would like PageZephyr to search for and index. You want to do all. PageZephyr will monitor the locations that you choose below for newly changed or added documents. So, what you can do, you can add in your entire drive here or volume and it will also search over the network, if you choose network-connected volumes. In this case, let’s choose “TESTFILES” folder, and it will warn you: Do you want to index the volume? The volume that contains… Turn index on. Yes, we do want to index it. And we hit Continue.
Show Styled Stories. This may slow down the performance of the application, but it is much better, if you can turn this on. Do as such. Then, you get the full stylization of the text, colors, size, bold, italic, you name it. Finish.
And, now, you see here, it’s indexing desktop publishing files. And it’ll show you over here all your files, which we’ll get to in a moment. So, we’ll let it do its trick here. Behind here, are several screens. The first screen that popped up will happen, really, in the background, without us doing anything. If you have a proper internet connection without a firewall, or without a strict proxy, you will get right through and you’ll be able to get this: Activation process is now complete, your product is ready to use. It’s that easy. Sometimes, you will have to restart the application and start again for it to kick in and activate.
Alright, so now we see PageZephyr 3.0 here, the new version of PageZephyr, and we see that it’s indexed all of our files, our whole volume of files, or a directory, in this case. So, it’s pretty quick, you know, probably be about forty minutes to do all those files. I think less even, maybe like, only, thirty minutes. It really depends on the style and the stylization and the attributes of the document, how long it takes. So, it’s not that bad.
You can drill in and see all the files here and you can click on one and see the content. And you can also drill in and see, page by page, the content, which is quite neat. Thank you. This has been David Dilling for Markzware. Please always feel free to contact us. Wishing you a fantastic 2013. Till the next time…