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Multi-Find/Change 2.0 
for Adobe InDesign/InCopy CS6, CC, CC 2014 & 2015

Execute multiple Find/change queries at a click of a button!

Multi-Find/Change (MFC) is an Extension for Adobe InDesign and InCopy CS6, CC, CC 2014 & CC 2015 to manage and execute batches of saved Find/Change queries. MFC is the ideal tool for those who rely on Find/Change queries to correct and/or format text.



What's New in MFC 2.0?

  • MFC panel is now a native InDesign (InCopy) panel, this means it can be docked, minimized or expanded.
  • MFC is compatible with the themes of the new InDesign (InCopy) CC interface.
  • Perform Find/Change on Paragraph and Character Styles.
  • Associate a pair of "Find What"/"Change To" list of strings or grep expressions to a (Text or GREP) query.
  • Quickly edit the query "Find What" and "Change To" fields.
  • Have the option to delete page items with Object queries.

EXISTING USERS

If you have bought Multi-Find/Change 1.0,  you are eligible to buy Multi-Find/Change 2.0 for $24.95.

You will need your serial number and order number to create a coupon code that will give you 50% discount over the price of a full product ($49.95).

If you have lost your serial number and/or your order number you can retrieve them from your order history at eSellerate After-Purchase Services or contact [email protected].

Enter your serial and order number below and get your coupon code.



 

Copy the coupon code and paste it in the "Coupon code" field in the Multi-Find/Change 2.0 Order Form. Any problem contact [email protected].

 

FEATURES

Organize Find/Change Queries Into Sets
MFC allows you to organize Find/Change queries into Sets (lists).  Easy to use, the user interface enables drag and drop of different types of Find/Change queries into Sets.

Execute Multiple Find/Change Queries
Rather than executing individual Find/Change queries, MFC gives you the ability to perform Multiple Find/Change queries in a single operation. As a safeguard, it supports undo “Change All” to undo all the changes or undo by individual Find/Change query.

Export, Import and Share Sets
MFC has the ability to allow workgroups to share Sets and Find/Change queries. Sets and Find/Change queries can be exported into self–contained files (xml) for other users to import or share. 

Rename and Delete Find/Change Queries
MFC complements the Adobe InDesign (or InCopy) Find/Change Editor, by adding simple one-step Rename and description properties to Find/Change queries, as well as providing an easier way to delete Find/Change queries.

Change By List Demo by Erica Gamet

REQUIREMENTS

• Adobe InDesign or Adobe InCopy CS6 & CC (Mac OS or Windows)
• Internet Connection (for product activation)

VERSION HISTORY

To update MFC to the latest version, download the trial version (even if you have a licensed vervsion) and follow the installation instructions.

• Version 2.0.4 - Provides compatibility with Adobe InDesign/InCopy CC 2015 (05/11/2015).

• Version 2.0.3 - Provides compatibility with Adobe InDesign/InCopy CC 2014 (30/06/2014).

• Version 2.0.2 - Resolves issues related to Object queries and Change Case feature (25/04/2014).

• Version 2.0.1 - CS6 compatibility (28/10/2013).

• Version 2.0.0 - Initial release (09/10/2013).

TRIAL VERSION

The trial version of MFC is a fully functional version with no time limit. The only limitation is that you can execute only the top two Find/Change queries from a set or selection.

DOWNLOADS

MFC is platform independent; the same software will run on Adobe InDesign or InCopy CS6 & CC on the Mac OS or Windows.

» Download MFC (Size: 4865 KB, Type: ZIP)  INDD incopy MacOS Windows

» Download MFC Manual (Size: 1001 KB, Type: PDF)

PURCHASE

You can purchase MFC directly from our Web store.

eSellerate Inc. is our eCommerce partner and will provide payment services, receipt and serial number delivery.

After purchasing MFC you will receive an email with the receipt of your purchase that will also include a serial number and the software download link. The serial number will be used to unlock the limitations of the trial version.

If you purchased multiple copies in a single order, you will receive a single serial number that will activate as many copies you have purchased.

After Purchase Services

To print a receipt from an order or access order history visit eSellerate After-Purchase Services or contact [email protected].

SUPPORT

If you have any questions or want report a problem, do not hesitate to email us at [email protected]. If you want to report a defect or flaw with MFC, please make sure you mention:

  • The version of MFC you are using.
  • The version of Adobe InDesign (or InCopy) where MFC is installed.
  • The operating system you are running on your machine.

INSTALLATION CC 2015 (ONLY)

Adobe has discontinued Adobe Extension Manager, it means that you cannot install Multi-Find/Change in Adobe InDesign CC 2015.

Installation Procedure

• Download MultFindChange2.zip

• Extract the folder MultiFindChange2 from MultFindChange2.zip

Mac OS

• Double-click MultFindChange2.zip

Windows

• Right-click on MultFindChange2.zip, and then choose Extract All

• When presented with the Extraction Wizard dialog box, click Next

• Use the default location (the current directory)

• When the extraction is complete, click Finish

• Quit Adobe InDesign CC 2015 (Installation cannot be performed without quiting Adobe InDesign)

Mac OS

• Open the folder OSX (inside MultFindChange2 > Installer CC 2015 )

• Select the file Install_MFC.command

• To perform the installation of MFC, right-Click on the Install_MFC.command file to bring the contextual menu and choose the command Open
If you try to double-click on the file, you might get the following message; “Install_MFC.command” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer."

Windows

• Open the folder Windows (inside MultFindChange2 > Installer CC 2015 )

• To perform the installation of MFC, double-click on the Install_MFC.bat file
After double-clicking on Install_MFC.bat , depending on your user account privileges you might get an OS dialog asking to authorize the installation.

INSTALLATION CS6, CC and CC 2014

To install Mutli-Find/Change extension, you must have Adobe Extension Manager CS6 or CC installed. Adobe Extension Manager provides an easy and convenient way to install and delete extensions in Adobe applications.  

Adobe Extension Manager CS6 and CC can be downloaded from Adobe Creative Cloud.

Installation Procedure

• Download MultFindChange2.zip

• Extract the folder MultiFindChange2 from MultFindChange2.zip

Mac OS

• Double-click MultFindChange2.zip

Windows

• Right-click on MultFindChange2.zip, and then choose Extract All

• When presented with the Extraction Wizard dialog box, click Next

• Use the default location (the current directory)

• When the extraction is complete, click Finish

• Quit Adobe InDesign and/or InCopy CS6, CC or CC 2014

• Open Adobe  Adobe Extension Manager CS6, CC or CC 2014

if you have older versions of Adobe InDesign (or InCopy) installed, you will probably also have older version of Adobe Extension Manager, so make sure that you open the correct version (CS6 or CC).

• Select Adobe InDesign in the PRODUCTS section.

Adobe Extension Manager

• Double-click MultiFindChange2.zxp (inside Folder MultiFindChange2) file in Windows® Explorer (Windows) or in the Finder (Mac OS).

• Click the Accept button

Adobe Extension Manager Install

• Multi-Find/Change extension should appear immediately in the extension list.

Adobe Extension Manager Installed

 

For MFC to automatically open the Find/Change editor when loading a query you must:

 

For OS X 10.8 or earlier

Enable Access For Assistive Devices:

• Open System Preferences from either the Dock or the Apple menu
• Click on the Universal Access icon
• Check Enable Access for Assistive Devices 
• Quit System Preferences
 

From OS X 10.9.x (Mavericks)

Allow Adobe InDesign Accessibility

• Open System Preferences

• Click Security & Privacy

• Click the Privacy Tab

• Click the Accessibility section

• Click the Lock button in the bottom left-hand corner and enter your administrator password if required.

• From the Finder drag and drop Adobe InDesign application in the area just under the “Allow the apps below to control your computer.”

• Check the box next to ADobe InDesign.

You must restart Adobe InDesign for the changes to take effect.

UNINSTALL

• Quit Adobe InDesign and/or InCopy CS6 or CC

• Open Adobe Extension Manager CS6 or CC

• Select Adobe InDesign (or InCopy) on the PRODUCTS Section

• Select MultiFindChange from the extensions list and click the Remove button

Uninstall Extension

UNINSTALL

1 - Quit Adobe InDesign (or InCopy).
2 - Navigate to the folder where Adobe InDesign is installed.
3 - In the InDesign folder, there should be a folder named "Scripts".
4 - Locate the folder named "MultiFindChange" and moved it outside Adobe InDesign (or InCopy) folder or delete it.
5 - Restart Adobe InDesign (or InCopy).

ACTIVATION

After purchasing MFC through our Web store you need to activate the plug-in using the serial number you will receive via email. You should keep the serial number in case you ever need to re-activate MFC (if you change computers, or reinstall the operating system, for example).

To activate MFC you need to enter the serial number in the trial version of the software. The trial version will become a full working version. The trial version can be downloaded from this page. If you have ordered multiple copies in a single order, you will receive a single serial number that will activate as many copies you have purchased.

The license is computer based, which means that you can activate Adobe InDesign and InCopy CC if they are installed in the same computer.

Activate MFC

After purchasing MFC, you will need to wait about 20 minutes for the activation servers to be update. You might get the error message "Unknown Serial Number" if the activation servers are not updated.

1 - Start Adobe InDesign (or InCopy).
2 - Choose Window > Multi-Find/Change, to show the panel.
3 - Click the Activate/Deactivate button and then enter or paste the serial number.
4 - Click the Activate button.

When MFC is successfully activated, the serial number is displayed in the lower right corner of the panel.

DEACTIVATION

If you have activated MFC and want to move the license to another computer, you need to deactivate MFC. 

1 - Start Adobe InDesign (or InCopy).
2 - Choose Window > Multi-Find/Change, to show the MFC panel.
3 - Click the Activate/Deactivate button and then enter or paste the serial number.
4 - Click the Deactivate button.

Once MFC has been successfully deactivated, it will default to trial mode ("Trial Version" will appear on the lower right corner of the MFC panel).

You are allowed a maximum of 3 deactivations.

KNOWN ISSUES

1 - Each time the Multi-Find/Change panel is re-opened, it will take a few seconds reload. The workaround is to minimize the panel rather than closing it.

2 - Straight after opening the Multi-Find/Change panel, the first keyboard shortcut doesn't seem to go through.

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