Change the language in all paragraph tags

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Nov 28, 2018 Nov 28, 2018

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Does anyone have a script or something that will change the language in all paragraph tags at once?

I don't write scripts. If you have a script could you please explain how to use it.

I am converting 17 manual, 17 different languages in an English InDesign template.

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[moved from Adobe Creative Cloud to InDesign]

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I am working on a PC.

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If you are using Paragraph styles, you can edit the styles to make the change.

Otherwise, you can use Find/Change with nothing in the text fields

Find Format - (find the version of english that is being used)

Change Format - (Choose the language you want to change to)

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Change All

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Unzip this archive and copy the javascript into your scripts folder. It should show in your Scripts panel, double-click to run.

/Applications/Adobe InDesign CC 2018/Scripts/Scripts Panel

http://www.zenodesign.com/forum/ChangeLanguageDialog.zip

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Thank you very much, that worked great.

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Aug 10, 2022 Aug 10, 2022

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This works great but I'd like a version which just chages to a pecific language, so that I can create a shortcut and quickly apply it.
I would like to be able to change it to hit all open documents too if anyone has advice.

thanks 😃

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Hi Kathy,

since language is a character property also check the available character styles.

And of course overrides.

FWIW: Sometimes it's best to have a character style in place for e.g. US English, even if the document is typeset with a different language. You will use this character style on e.g. a quote in English.

Regards,
Uwe

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