Can I search inside my indesign document for the largest files/objects?

I have an indesign file that’s larger than needed. Is there a way for me to “scan” the document to find out exactly what files/objects are taking up most of the file space?

Answer

Here’s the best and fastest way to know what resources are the biggest. You cannot “search” for a resource based on the link’s size, but this is as close as I can get you to help you do what you want.

1 – Export your project as a package.

the "package" function of InDesign

2 – Click on “Package”

the "Package" window of InDesign

3 – Click on “Package” again making sure these boxes are ticked:

the last "packaging" step in InDesign

4 – Open the “Links” folder where the files / links have been exported

example of an exported "Package" via InDesign

5 – Sort out the files by size, the largest ones on top.

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I’m aware that you wish to “search” for the largest file within InDesign.
Such a feature doesn’t exist to the best of my knowledge and research, so here’s what I suggest if you have a large document with too many linked files that you want to clean up.

Other than that, you might be able to write an InDesign script, to achieve what you want, it’s worth looking into it if you need to do this often.

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Source : Link , Question Author : SaturnsEye , Answer Author : MicroMachine

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