Batch convert INDD files into IDML format

Follow these instructions to install a script that batch converts Adobe InDesign files to IDML file format.

  1. Close all the open documents in InDesign
  2. Choose Window > Utilities > Scripts
    Window > Utilities > Scripts
  3. Right click on User and choose Reveal in Finder (Mac) or Reveal in Explorer (PC). If you experience any issue, try to open the Application folder instead.Batch folder
  4. Unzip the 'batch_convert.jsxbin.zip' file
    Download the script
  5. Copy the file 'batch_convert.jsxbin' in the 'Scripts Panel' folderCopy the file in the 'Scripts Panel' folder
  6. Back to InDesign, click on 'batch_convert.jsxbin'
    Click on 'batch_convert.jsxbin'
  7. Set IDML as a target format and choose an input and an output folderSet the correct settings
  8. Click on 'OK', and wait for the script to complete the batch conversion.

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The script was made by Peter Kahrel, who generously shared this along other useful scripts on his website. Also, here is a video explaining the process step by step: How to Batch Convert InDesign files to IDML and other formats


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