Adobe InDesign Add-Ons


Multi-Find/Change for Adobe InDesign and InCopy

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

Multi-Find/Change (MFC) is a scripted plug-in for Adobe InDesign and InCopy (CS4/CS5.x/CS6) to manage and execute batches of saved Find/Change queries. MFC is the ideal tool for those who rely (or want to rely) on Find/Change queries to correct and/or format text. 

Why should you buy it?

» Manage Find/Change queries easily
» Execute multiple Find/Change queries in a single operation 
» Eliminate manual and repetitive tasks
» Save precious time
» Simple to integrate in collaborative workflows


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.

English demo by Cari Jansen

French demo by Pierre Labbe from Experts-Graphiques


• Adobe InDesign or Adobe InCopy CS4/CS5.x/CS6 (Mac OS or Windows)
• Internet Connection (for product activation)


• Version 1.01 - Initial release (06/06/2010)

• Version 1.02 - (09/05/2011)


• Provides compatibility with Adobe InDesign (or InCopy) CS5.x/CS6.

• You can now assign to a Find/Change query an external setting to convert it’s results to UPPERCASE, lowercase or Title Case.

• Executes shared sub-sets.

• Allows importing Find/Change queries from other version of Adobe InDesign (or InCopy), as well as existing MFC sets.

• Allows importing loose Find/Change queries from any folder into Adobe InDesign (or InCopy) user preferences folder.

• Allows exporting loose Find/Change queries from the user preferences folder into any folder.



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.


MFC is platform independent; the same software will run on Adobe InDesign or InCopy (CS4/CS5.x/CS6) on the Mac OS or Windows.

» Download MFC (Size: 2169 KB, Type: ZIP)  INDD incopy MacOS Windows

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

» MFC Pre-Defined Sets


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


If you have any questions or want report a problem, do not hesitate to email us at 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.


• Quit Adobe InDesign (or InCopy)

• Extract MultiFindChange folder from

Mac OS

• Double-click


• Right-click on, 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


• Copy MutiFindChange folder into the “Scripts” Folder, inside Adobe InDesign (or InCopy) folder.

Mac OS 

Adobe InDesign:

/Applications/Adobe InDesign [CS4/CS5.x/CS6]/Scripts


Adobe InCopy:

/Applications/Adobe InCopy [CS4/CS5.x/CS6]/Scripts


Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7

Adobe InDesign:

[Drive]:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign [CS4/CS5.x/CS6]\Scripts


Adobe InCopy:

[Drive]:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InCopy[CS4/CS5.x/CS6]\Scripts




Important: The MultiFindChange Folder should be at the top level of the Scripts folder. Only one version of the MultiFindChange Folder is allowed in the Scripts Folder, even if the folder has been renamed. 

• Enable Access For Assistive Devices (Mac OS Only)

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:

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.


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).


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 (CS4/CS5//CS5.5) 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.


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 in the lower right corner of the MFC panel).

You are allowed a maximum of 3 deactivations.


Adobe InDesign and InCopy (Mac OS and Windows)

When loading a Find/Change query from the MFC panel, it will open Find/Change editor but won't select the correct tab (query category), nor it will select the name of the query in the 'Query' drop-down menu.

If you delete a query using MFC and have the Find/Change editor opened, the 'Query' list will not be updated until you close and re-open the editor.

Adobe InDesign and InCopy CS4 (Windows)

The text shortcuts (Ctrl-V, Ctrl-C and Ctrl-X) won't work on most modal dialog box. The workaround is to use the contextual menu (right-click) and then choose the command you wish.

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