LATEST VERSION: IDImposer 2019.01.11
OR, Download IDImposer.zip , then see the installation instructions below.
The Previous Version: IDImposer 2018.12.26
OR, download the zip for IDImposer: IDIMPOSER
then see the installation instructions below.
Download the User Guide
Download IDImposer.zxp, using the link above.
Unzip it, if the downloaded filename ends with “.zip”
Use ZXPInstaller or Anastasiy’s Extension Manager to install IDImposer.zxp. (If you have previously installed a version of IDImposer using one of these utilities, you might want to uninstall IDImposer first.)
Prep for Methods B and C
First, unzip the IDImposer download file.
You can just double-click the .zip file on the Mac.
To unzip the contents of the .zip file on Windows, press and hold (or right-click) the folder, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions.
Install — Method B
Put the InDesign11Folder wherever you want. Then add the folder to your Script Bay (see the in-tools link, below) folder list.
Install — Method C
Drag the IDImposer11 folder (in the MoveIntoScriptsPanel folder) into
C:/Users/YourUserName/AppData/Roaming/AdobeInDesign/Version 12.0/en_US/Scripts/Scripts Panel/
folder on Windows, or into the
~/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 12.0/en_US/Scripts/Scripts Panel/
folder on Mac.
Note: Where it says “Version 12.0”, above, is for InDesign CC 2017. If you are using a different version of InDesign, use the corresponding numeric version number:
- “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.)
Install — Method D
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 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.
I’ll try to do a Windows .cmd version of the installer soon. Until I do, use Method A or Method B or Method C to install.
Then, to run IDImposer
Open the InDesign document that you want to impose. Then, double-click the IDImposer .jsxbin file, in the Application or User folder in the InDesign Window > Utilities > Scripts panel.
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You might find one of these articles to be helpful if you want more help on installing scripts in InDesign: