Install-Overflow

Questions?

Additional script-installation instructions can be found here: https://www.danrodney.com/scripts/directions-installingscripts.html.

A Mac Installer

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 support@sterlingcomputing.com .

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.)