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Indexing Adobe InDesign documents

With an Adobe InDesign server connected to it, Index Manager can index InDesign documents.

How InDesign document indexing works

InDesign Server can be installed on any server in the network. Running InDesign Server on the same server as Index Manager gives a performance advantage, but this should be weighed against the extra load that is put on the server. InDesign Server will typically take up 100% of one system CPU for 5 to 15 seconds when processing a document.

To interact with the InDesign Server, Index Manager uses a helper application called ”Ids Handler” that has to be installed on the InDesign Server. The procedure for setting up the helper application is described below.

Enabling InDesign document indexing

The following steps are necessary to use InDesign Server with Index Manager:

  1. Open the Index Manager program folder. This is typically ”C:\Program Files (x86)\FotoWare\Index Manager\”

  2. From this folder, copy the file ”Ids Handler Setup.Exe” to the server where InDesign Server is installed.

  3. On the InDesign Server console, run ”Ids Handler Setup”.

  4. Open the Service Manager on the InDesign Server server and start the Ids Handler Service. The service is set to start automatically if the server is restarted.

  5. Under Service Options in the Index Manager configuration, go to the Indexing tab and enable InDesign document indexing and set the network name of the InDesign Server. If it runs on the same server as Index Manager, set the InDesign Server name to localhost.

  6. Rebuild any index with previously indexed INDD files.

Enabling InDesign document indexing

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