Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video 4. TextExporter, part of InDesign CS4: 10 Free Must-Have Plug-ins.
If you have a single story in your InDesign document and you need to export it…as a RTF or a text file, it's easy, right? You just go to the File menu and…choose Export, no big deal. But what if you have 50 different stories in your…document or 100 different stories on different pages and they are not threaded…together? How are you going to get those out to a single RTF or text file?…Well, that's where you need the Text Exporter plug-in from LightningBrain.com.…I have installed the Text Exporter plug-in as well as the APIDToolAssistant…plug-in that Text Exporter relies on, and then I launch InDesign and I can use…it. Here is an InDesign document that has a number of text frames throughout…the document, some threaded, some not, but I want to export all of them out as…a single RTF file.…
So I'll go up to the API menu and choose Text Exporter. There are three options…here, Export, Export With Dialog and Default Export Settings. The last one just…exports with the default settings, I never use that because I almost never use…
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