Change Consecutive Paragraphs

Change Consecutive Paragraphs Pro


The basic function of this script is to change the style of a paragraph in the document depending on the paragraph style of the next or previous paragraph.

For instance, you can tell the script to change the paragraph style of all paragraphs in your document that follow the chapter title to a non-indented style. So whenever “Body Text” follows “Chapter Title”, change it to “Body Text no-indent.”

But Change Consecutive Paragraphs Pro also integrates a full batch editor! This means that you can save a set of paragraph style substitutions and string them together in a batch for reuse in a different document.

With a little care, attention and consistency in your publications you can automate one of the slowest parts of the design process – applying the correct paragraph styles throughout a document.

Here’s a screenshot of the main window:

Change Consecutive Paragraphs Pro Screenshot 1

Here’s the batch editor (click to enlarge):

Change Consecutive Paragraphs Batch Editor

User Guide

To learn more about all the features, a full User Guide is available here.

Trial Download

To play around with Change Consecutive Paragraphs Pro and get a feel of how much time it will save you, click here.

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To purchase the full version of Change Consecutive Paragraphs for only $79, click the “Buy Now” button. Your product and serial numbers will be available for instant download when you complete the purchase.

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If you are not satisfied with Change Consecutive Paragraphs for any reason, simply let us know within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.

“Change Consecutive Paragraphs is an amazing timesaver
for anyone working with text in InDesign!”

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Change Consecutive Paragraphs: $79.00

For multiple licenses (5 or more), please contact us to arrange a discount.


System Requirements

  • InDesign CS4 or higher (including InDesign 2024)
  • Windows or Mac computer

User Guide

Trial Download

Click on the button to download a demo version of Change Consecutive Paragraphs Pro.

Article Comments

  1. Ariel

    January 4, 2018 4:49 pm Reply

    To anyone reading the comments, please note that the simple version of Change Consecutive Paragraphs is no longer available.
    Instead, the much more powerful Pro version is now available! Click on any of the Buy Now buttons above to purchase this great InDesign time-saver!

  2. Ilja Stepanek

    September 22, 2017 9:05 pm Reply

    How to buy Pro version?

  3. Admin

    September 29, 2016 12:47 pm Reply

    Hi Raphael,

    The main difference is the batch processing. However, the pro also has a nice touch, best explained with an example. Say you have 4 paragraphs with styles A and b:

    With the regular version, you can say ‘if A is followed by B’, and this will affect the 2nd paragraph only (i.e. switch A to C and B (the one immediately following A) to D).

    But with the pro version, you can tell it to change all the Bs, if you like (since they all, in a sense, follow A).

    The pro version is $79.

    We don’t currently have this for char styles, unfortunately. Good idea, though!

  4. Raphael Freeman

    September 29, 2016 12:21 pm Reply

    is the only difference between the pro and the regular the batch?
    how much does the pro cost?

    another question, do you have a similar solution for character styles?

  5. Admin

    March 24, 2016 10:45 pm Reply

    If you’re interested in the Pro version of Change Consecutive Paragraphs, check out this short demo video I created for Melinda. Her recipe book project was a perfect match for the extended capabilities of CCP Pro!

  6. Admin

    March 24, 2016 8:20 pm Reply

    Hi Melinda,

    So, what paragraph style is currently applied to the ingredients list? Is it just [Basic Paragraph]?

    If it is some sort of paragraph style, and you can search for the “Ingredients heading” style followed by “[Basic Paragraph]”, then although the Consecutive Paragraphs script on the page will not work, I do have a more complex version that specifically would work in this way. It’s a little more expensive — contact me for more details.

    It also has the ability to save queries, and even a fully fledged batch editor, so you can run a whole bunch of consecutive paragraph operations with one click…


  7. Melinda Martin

    March 24, 2016 5:14 pm Reply

    Would this work for multiple paragraphs between paragraph styles? Like for the cookbooks, I will have the following (^b stands for standard carriage return)

    Ingredients (^b) (Paragraph Style applied)
    ingredient 1(^b)
    ingredient 2(^b)
    ingredient 3(^b)
    Directions(^b) (Paragraph Style applied)

    So I would need my “ingredient list” paragraph style applied to all three lines between “ingredients” and “directions”.

    There is never a pattern, since some recipes call for 10 ingredients and some call for 5. The only pattern is that the word “Ingredients” comes before the Ingredient list starts and then “Directions” paragraph style for the Directions header after the Ingredient list is done.

  8. Ivan Gomez

    March 24, 2015 3:57 pm Reply

    Un sensacional script que debe estar en la biblioteca de scripts de InDesign de todo diseñador editorial.

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