Batch convert INDD files into PDF format

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

  1. Close all the open documents in InDesign
  2. Choose Window > Utilities > ScriptsWindow > Utilities > Scripts
  3. Right click on User and choose Reveal in Finder (Mac) or Reveal in Explorer (PC)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 PDF 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, check this article on InDesignSecrets for further instructions.

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