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Download the latest version, IDImposer 2021.09.12
Click here to Download IDImposer.zip , then see the installation instructions below.
Download Release Notes here.
The basic idea:
Just drag the IDImposer11.0Folder into one of InDesign’s two “Scripts Panel” folders. You’re done.
In more detail:
- Unzip IDImposer.zip, the file that you just downloaded. (It is probably in your Downloads folder.) To unzip,
- On the Mac, double-click the .zip file.
- On Windows, press and hold (or right-click) the .zip file. Select Extract All
- The resulting unzipped folder is named “IDImposer”. Our goal is to move the “IDImposer / MoveIntoScriptsPanel / IDImposer11.0Folder” into the one of InDesign’s “Scripts Panel” folders.
- Easy enough, but where are these “Scripts Panel” folders?
To find them, start up InDesign, and open the Window > Utilities > Scripts panel.
You will see two folders, named “Application” and “User”. You must be an Administrator to put something into the “Application” folder, so we’ll select the “User” folder.
Then click on the small icon on the upper right corner of the Scripts panel, and one of the choices is “Reveal in Finder” (“Reveal in Explorer,” in Windows).
- The appropriate “Scripts Panel” folder will open, and you can drag IDImposer11.0Folder into it.
- IDImposer11.0Folder should now show up, under the “User” folder mentioned in Step 3.
- Inside of User > IDImposer11.0Folder is the IDImposer script, IDImposer11-Pro.jsxbin. Double-click it to run IDImposer.
Some nice general script-installation instructions can be found here: https://www.danrodney.com/scripts/directions-installingscripts.html.
Run the Mac IDImposer installer: indesign-script-installer-mac.command, (it’s in the unzipped IDImposer folder). (See “Method B”, below.) If you get a warning alert about “unidentified developer”, click on the small question mark button, in the lower left corner of the alert, for directions on how to proceed.
You will need to know the “locale code” for your InDesign. It will be something like “en_US” for U.S. English, “en_GB” for ‘British English’, “fr_FR” for French French, and so on. One place to get the locale code is in InDesign’s Preferences, under Dictionary:Language.
Confused? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If You Get Stuck
See below for further hints.
If you’re still having problems, please contact us and we’ll figure out how to get you unstuck.
Method A: Drag the IDImposerFolder
Download the IDImposer zip file using the link above. Then unzip it.
Drag the IDImposer11 folder (in the MoveIntoScriptsPanel folder) into the
C:/Users/YourWindowsUserName/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/InDesign/Version 14.0/en_US/Scripts/Scripts Panel/
folder on Windows, or into the
~/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 14.0/en_US/Scripts/Scripts Panel/
folder on a Mac.
Note: substitute your Location Code (fr_FR, it_IT, en_GB, etc, where it says “en_US” above. There’s a list of Location Codes here: http://quivi.sourceforge.net/languagecodes.html
Note: Where it says “Version 14.0”, above, is for InDesign CC 2019. If you are using a different version of InDesign, use the corresponding numeric version number:
- “Version 16.0” is InDesign 2021
- “Version 15.0” is InDesign 2020
- “Version 14.0” is InDesign CC 2019
- “Version 13.0” is InDesign CC 2018
- “Version 12.0” is InDesign CC 2017
- “Version 11.0” is InDesign CC 2015
- “Version 10.0” is InDesign CC 2014
- “Version 9.0” is InDesign CC (2013)
- “Version 8.0” is InDesign CS6
- “Version 7.0” is InDesign CS5
Note 2: Here’s a shortcut for opening the appropriate “Scripts Panel” installation target folder:
In InDesign, select “Scripts”, in the Window / Utilities list, to display InDesign’s “Scripts” panel. There are two top-level folders in the Scripts panel: “Application”, and “User”. Select “User” and then select the “Reveal in Finder” item in the ‘flyout’ menu of the Scripts panel (in the upper right corner of the panel.)
Method B: Run the Mac Installer
If you are installing on a Mac, control-click the file “indesign-script-installer-mac.command“, in the MoveIntoScriptsPanel folder, choose “Open” from the context menu, and click ‘ok’ if you get an “unidentified developer” warning alert.
If you got an error message in the preceding step, you may need to change your System Preferences. The necessary settings are in <Apple Menu> / System Preferences / Security & Privacy. Click the lock icon, enter your password or your admin password, and then select the 2nd item under “Allow apps downloaded from”. Click the lock again, and the IDImposer installer should work now.
The installer automatically uses the Mac Terminal application, and leaves Terminal open at the conclusion of installation; you will probably want to quit Terminal once the installer has finished.
The installer wants you to enter your locale code: en_US, en_GB, fr_FR, it_IT, or whatever. There’s a list of Location Codes here: http://quivi.sourceforge.net/languagecodes.html
I’ll try to do a Windows version of an installer soon. (Beta version just released! But see the indesign-script-installer ReadMe.) Until I do, use Installation Method A (drag-the-IDImposer-folder into the Scripts Panel folder.)
Open the InDesign document that you want to impose. Then, double-click the IDImposer .jsxbin file, in the User folder in the InDesign ‘Window > Utilities > Scripts’ panel.
See First Project for a ‘Quick Start’.
Make Some Test Documents with ‘MakeTestDoc.jsx’
You will probably learn the capabilities of IDImposer more quickly if you initially experiment with test docs rather than actual production jobs.
Make a blank InDesign document, and run the MakeTestDoc.jsx script in the IDImposerIDImposer11.0folder. MakeTestDoc will draw page numbers and page borders on the blank document. Then run IDImposer from the Scripts Panel, choose any of the Imposition Type ‘template’ settings, and click the Impose button to create a new imposed InDesign document.
- See what happens when your test doc has only 1 page.
- Your output document has the same name as your source document, except that there is an underscore ‘_’ in front of the name.
To Purchase a License
Once you have installed and run IDImposer successfully on smaller jobs, go here to purchase a License Key for IDImposer.
For more help on installing scripts in InDesign, check these links:
Installing multiple versions of IDImposer
If you wish to keep multiple versions of IDImposer around and installed for a period of time, just rename the top-level IDImposer folder before you install a new version of IDImposer.
If you installed IDImposer into the User folder of the Scripts panel, you would change the name of “IDImposer11.0Folder”.
To locate the appropriate folder, you can use the “Reveal in Finder” command, from the icon menu in the upper right corner of the Scripts panel.
If there is a bug in the latest version of IDImposer, or if you have suggestions, please let us know, at email@example.com.
If you are submitting a bug report, the more information the better:
- Your machine: Windows or Mac
- Operating System version
- InDesign version
- IDImposer version
- Conditions that make the bug happen
- Conditions that make the bug NOT happen
- Can you make the bug happen on a different machine?
- If the problem only happens on certain InDesign Documents, can you simplify a problem document as much as possible and send it to me?
- Have you ever run IDImposer successfully? If so, what has changed between then and now?