GREP to Anchored Object

GREP to Anchored Object

With Grep to Anchored Object you can easily create side-subheads, pull-quotes, and even fractions, using the power of InDesign’s anchored objects!

Very easy to use: Before running the script, open InDesign’s GREP find/change window, and fill in anything you’d like to search for. You can search for specific text with or without a specific paragraph or character style, and any other formatting you choose.

Next (still before running the script), create an object style. Set up this style with the anchored object settings you need. You can set the position, whether it’s inline (flows with the text) or positioned relatively to the page, etc.

Now run the script, modify the default options if needed, and click OK.

All the text you have searched for will be automatically placed into separate anchored objects!

Grep to Anchored Object Screenshot

Product Documentation

Click here for the full documentation for GREP to Anchored Object, or for posting any questions and comments regarding the script.

Trial version

A trial version can be downloaded here. It works with documents up to 3 pages long only. The full version works with documents of any length.


To purchase the full version of GREP to Anchored Object for only $49, click the “Buy Now” button. Your product will be available for instant download when you complete the purchase.

Money-back Guarantee

If you are not satisfied with GREP to Anchored Object for any reason, simply let us know within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.

“Just took it for a spin. Works great!!”

Jamie McKee – MacKey Composition

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GREP to Anchored Object: $49.00


System Requirements

  • InDesign CS6 or higher (including InDesign 2024)
  • Windows or Mac computer

Trial Download

Click on the button to download a trial version of Grep to Anchored Object.

Article Comments

  1. Johana Kratochvílová

    January 24, 2021 2:58 pm Reply

    hi, i was trying your trial version… i followed your instructions (grep find/change window, object style, connection style with inserted eps object), run script and defined a width of 6 mm… but but an error occurred: Illegal value set for width… can you tell me what i´m doing wrong?


    • Ariel

      January 25, 2021 9:13 pm Reply

      Hi Johana,
      Could it be that the stroke on the object is too wide to allow the object to be only 6mm wide?
      A screenshot would perhaps help. Can I suggest that we move this discussion to the Id-Extras forum? You can attach screenshots there.

  2. Auro

    February 15, 2020 8:05 am Reply

    Thanks Ariel
    Keen to buy after testing. However the trial version keeps crashing as soon as I try to install it with ID 2020 15.0.1
    on a MacBook Pro (2016 model; 2.9 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7; 16gb RAM); OSX Catalina 10.15.3 (19D76).
    Any thoughts why this is happening?

    • Ariel

      February 15, 2020 10:49 pm Reply

      Hi Auro,
      I’ve updated the trial version to 2.5.5, so please download the trial and try again. Let me know if this fixes the issue for you.

  3. Auro

    February 10, 2020 12:34 pm Reply

    Is width specification restricted to mm? If so will it handle mm expressed with a number followed 4 digit decimals? Many thanks

    • Ariel

      February 10, 2020 4:39 pm Reply

      Hi Auro,
      Yes, for now it is limited (somewhat aritificially, admittedly) to mm. But yes, you can type a number with 4 decimal places and it will respect that value, so that should provide all the fine-tuning needed.

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