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 Applications folder of the Scripts panel, you would change the name of the “IDImposer11” folder.
If you installed IDImposer into the User folder of the Scripts panel, you would change the name of “IDImposer11BFolder”.
To find the appropriate folder, you might want to use the “Reveal in Finder” command, from icon menu in the upper right corner of the Scripts panel.
Download the LATEST VERSION: IDImposer 2019.11.22
OR, Download IDImposer.zip , then see the installation instructions below.
See also the Release Notes
The Previous Version: IDImposer 2019.11.18
OR, download the zip for IDImposer: IDIMPOSER
then see the installation instructions below.
Download the User Guide
If you have ever installed a script into InDesign, you’ll know what to do. If not, please follow these instructions.
- Click to download IDImposer.zip.
- Unzip IDImposer.zip.
- (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.)
- Follow these script installation instructions to copy the unzipped files into the Scripts Panel folder. https://www.danrodney.com/scripts/directions-installingscripts.html.
That’s it. You don’t even have to restart InDesign.
If you get stuck, these Installation Options might help. Otherwise, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll figure out how to get you unstuck.
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/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 Mac.
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 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.)
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 version of an installer soon. (Beta version just released! see the indesign-script-installer ReadMe.) 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.
To Purchase a License
Once you have installed and run IDImposer successfully on smaller jobs, and you’re satisfied that IDImposer can satisfy your needs, go here to purchase a License Key for IDImposer.
You might find one of these articles to be helpful if you want more help on installing scripts in InDesign: