Before you can use the TextExporter plug-in you also have to install our free APID ToolAssistant plug-in.
Change History for TextExporter
Export all the stories of an InDesign document into a single file.
Supported output file formats:
- Rich Text Format (RTF)
- InDesign Tagged Text
TextExporter supports Mac & Windows versions of InDesign and InCopy CS, up to CS6.
You can try out a fully functional demo of TextExporter for a period of about 20 days. After that, you need to purchase a license.
Before you start installing, exit out of InDesign.
Please make sure you have a copy of the APID ToolAssistant plug-in installed. Make sure you install the proper plug-in for your version of InDesign since the plug-ins are mutually incompatible. The Windows CS5.x plug-ins also come with an additional folder with a parenthesised name which needs to be copied along.
If you already have an APID ToolAssistant plug-in installed (e.g. because you use one of our other plug-ins), make sure it is up-to-date.
You will be installing two separate, but related software products: TextExporter and APID ToolAssistant. For continued use you only need to purchase a license for TextExporter. It will continue to work even when the APID ToolAssistant demo expires.
i.e You do NOT need to purchase an additional license for APID ToolAssistant.
Copy the TextExporter.spln into the same folder as the APID ToolAssistant plug-in (typically that will be the InDesign Plug-Ins folder). Don’t worry about the icon of the .spln file: it might not be a ‘regular’ icon, and that’s OK.
Open the InDesign document you wish to export text from.
Select the ‘API – Text Exporter – Export With Dialog…’ menu item.
A “Text Export Options” dialog should come up. Select the text gathering method you want (see the text gathering section below for more details).
Select the page range you want to export text from.
Click ‘OK’ to start the export. After a little while, a file-save dialog will appear, so you can select the location of the exported text. Choose a destination folder and a filename and click ‘OK’.
Occasionally, certain documents will cause InDesign to crash, most commonly due to slight document corruptions that don’t surface during normal use. The following FAQ entry has some more info on how to work around these issues.
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