ID Automator Action Pack for Mac
ID Automator Action Pack is a collection of Automator actions designed to help you streamline your workflow whenever you are working with Adobe InDesign. The actions included in the pack are working with Adobe InDesign CS4, CS5, CS6 or CC and you must make sure you have one of these versions installed beforehand.
The ID Automator Action Pack includes the following 20 Automator actions: Add Pages to InDesign Documents; AutomatedWorkflows-InDesign; Close InDesign Documents; Export InDesign Documents to PDF; Find and Change Text in InDesign Documents; Get All Opened InDesign Documents; Get Front InDesign Document; Get Linked Images from InDesign Documents; Get Names of InDesign Documents; Get Paths of InDesign Documents; Get Text from InDesign Documents; Merge InDesign Documents; New InDesign Document; Open Documents in InDesign; Package InDesign Documents; Place Images in InDesign Document; Place Text in InDesign Document; Print InDesign Documents; Save InDesign Documents; Save InDesign Documents as Single Page Documents and Update Modified Links in InDesign Documents.
To install the actions you must open the action pack application and then relaunch the Automator application. This is required each time an update is available since this is how you integrate the actions with Automator. You must establish this connection if you want to customize the actions settings and include them in your workflow.
To learn more about Automator, how it works and what you can do with the application you can read the Mac Basic: Automator page from the Apple Support website. However, to learn more about the actions included in the ID Automator Action Pack, you can read the documentation provided by the developers.
The ID Automator Action Pack will prove to be very useful if you need to perform repetitive actions and you are looking for a solution to automate at least certain tasks.