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Is there something similar currently available for InDesign?
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Here is my last version of the script, it deals with multiple instances of the same file.
var myDoc = app.activeDocument;
var myAllLinks = myDoc.allGraphics;
var myMultipleLinks = new Array();
var myLinksCounter = 1;
var myPrepend = prompt("Example: thebook_08765", "Job description", "Please enter job description");
if (!myPrepend) exit();
var response = confirm("Warning: You are about to rename all images linked to the foremost Indesign Document - proceed? Keep in mind - it is not reversible!", false, "Rename Links Script");
if ( response == true )
     WriteToFile("\r--------------------- Script started -- " + GetDate() + " ---------------------\n\n");
     for ( k = 0; k < myAllLinks.length; k++ )
          var myLinkName = myAllLinks[k];
     var myPages = myDoc.pages;
     // Pages
     for ( p = 0; p < myPages.length; p++ )
          var myPageNumber = pad000(myPages[p].name);
          var myLinks = myPages[p].allGraphics;
          var myASCII = 97;
          for ( k = myLinks.length - 1; k >= 0; k-- )
               var myLink = myLinks[k].itemLink;
               if (myLink.extractLabel("relinked") != "yes") {
                    var myOldLinkName =;
                    var myLinkUsage = LinkUsage( myLink );
                    var myExtension = myOldLinkName.substr(myOldLinkName.lastIndexOf( "." ));
                    if (LinkUsage(myLink) == 1)
                         var myNewLinkName = myPrepend + myPageNumber + String.fromCharCode( myASCII ) + myExtension;
                         var myOldImageHDfile = new File( myLink.filePath );
                         var myRenameResult = myOldImageHDfile.rename( myNewLinkName );
                         if (myRenameResult)     {
                              myLink.insertLabel("relinked", "yes");
                              myLink.relink( myOldImageHDfile );
                              try {
                                   myLink = myLink.update();
                              catch(err) {}
                              WriteToFile(((myLinksCounter < 10) ? (" " + myLinksCounter) : myLinksCounter) + " - " + + " --> " + myNewLinkName + "\n");
                         else {
                              if (new File(myOldImageHDfile.parent + "/" + myNewLinkName + myExtension).exists) {
                                   WriteToFile("CAN'T RENAME LINK -- " + + " to " + myNewLinkName + " because the file already exists\n");
                              else {
                                   WriteToFile("CAN'T RENAME LINK -- " + + "\n");
                    else {
                         if (!IsObjInArray(myLink, myMultipleLinks)) {
     var myMasterSpreads = myDoc.masterSpreads;
     // Master spreads
     for ( m = 0; m < myMasterSpreads.length; m++ )
          var myMastSpr = myMasterSpreads[m];
          var myPageNumber =;
          var myPrefix = myMastSpr.namePrefix;
          var myLinks = myMastSpr.allGraphics;
          var myASCII = 97;
          for ( n = myLinks.length - 1; n >= 0; n-- )
               var myLink = myLinks[n].itemLink;
               if (myLink.extractLabel("relinked") != "yes") {
                    var myOldLinkName =;
                    var myExtension = myOldLinkName.substr(myOldLinkName.lastIndexOf( "." ));
                    if (LinkUsage(myLink) == 1)
                         var myLinkLetter = (myLinks.length == 1) ? "" : String.fromCharCode( myASCII );
                         var myNewLinkName = myPrepend + '_master_' + myPrefix + myLinkLetter + myExtension;
                         var myOldImageHDfile = new File( myLink.filePath );
                         var myRenameResult = myOldImageHDfile.rename( myNewLinkName );
                         if (myRenameResult) {
                              myLink.insertLabel("relinked", "yes");
                              myLink.relink( myOldImageHDfile );
                              try {
                              catch(err) {}
                              WriteToFile(((myLinksCounter < 10) ? (" " + myLinksCounter) : myLinksCounter) + " - " + + " --> " + myNewLinkName + "\n");
                         else     {
                              if (new File(myOldImageHDfile.parent + "/" + myNewLinkName + myExtension).exists) {
                                   WriteToFile("CAN'T RENAME LINK -- " + + " to " + myNewLinkName + " because the file already exists\n");
                              else {
                                   WriteToFile("CAN'T RENAME LINK -- " + + "\n");
                         if (!IsObjInArray(myLink, myMultipleLinks)) {
     // Multiple images
     if (myMultipleLinks.length > 0) {
          for ( a = myMultipleLinks.length - 1; a >= 0; a-- )
     WriteToFile("\r--------------------- Script finished -- " + GetDate() + " ---------------------\r\r");
     if (myLinksCounter == 0) {
          alert("No links have been renamed", "Rename Links Script");
     if (myLinksCounter == 1) {
          alert("One link has been renamed", "Rename Links Script");
     else if (myLinksCounter > 1) {
          alert(myLinksCounter  + " links have been renamed", "Rename Links Script");
//--------------------------------------------- Functions ------------------------------------------------
// Check how many times the link was placed
function LinkUsage(myLink) {
     var myLinksNumber = 0;
          for (var c =  0; c < myDoc.links.length; c++) {
          if (myLink.filePath == myDoc.links[c].filePath) {
               myLinksNumber += 1;
     return myLinksNumber;
// Relink the links placed more than once
function processMultiUsedLinks(myLink) {
     var myExtension = "." ));
     var myMultiUsedLink = new Array();
     var myAllLinks = myDoc.links;
     for (var d = 0; d < myAllLinks.length; d++)  {
          if (myAllLinks[d].filePath == myLink.filePath) {
     try {
     catch(err) {}
     var myNewLinkName = prompt ("Enter a name for this image", GetFileNameOnly(, "This image is placed " + myMultiUsedLink .length + " times");
     if (myNewLinkName) {
          if ( myNewLinkName + myExtension != ) {
               var myOldImageHDfile = new File( myLink.filePath );
               var myRenameResult = myOldImageHDfile.rename( myNewLinkName + myExtension );
               if (myRenameResult) {
                    myLink.insertLabel("relinked", "yes");
                    myLink.relink( myOldImageHDfile );
                    try {
                         myLink = myLink.update();
                    catch(err) {}
                    WriteToFile(((myLinksCounter < 10) ? (" " + myLinksCounter) : myLinksCounter) + " - " + + " --> " + myNewLinkName + "\n");
                    for (f = myMultiUsedLink.length-1; f >= 0 ; f--)
                         var myCurrLink = myMultiUsedLink[f];
                         if ( myNewLinkName + myExtension != ) {
                              myCurrLink.insertLabel("relinked", "yes");
                              myCurrLink.relink( myOldImageHDfile );
                              try {
                                   myCurrLink = myLink.update();
                              catch(err) {}
               else     {
                    if (new File(myOldImageHDfile.parent + "/" + myNewLinkName + myExtension).exists) {
                         WriteToFile("CAN'T RENAME LINK -- " + + " to " + myNewLinkName + myExtension + " because the file already exists\n");
                    else {
                         WriteToFile("CAN'T RENAME LINK -- " + + "\n");
// Clear labels in case this script has been already run on the current document
function crearLabels() {
     for (var f =  0; f < myDoc.links.length; f++) {
          if (myDoc.links[f].extractLabel("relinked") != "") {
               myDoc.links[f].insertLabel("relinked", "");
function UpdateAllOutdatedLinks() {
     for(var myCounter = myDoc.links.length-1; myCounter >= 0; myCounter--){
          var myLink = myDoc.links[myCounter];
          if (myLink.status == LinkStatus.linkOutOfDate){
function pad000(myNumber) {
     if (myNumber >= 1 && myNumber <= 9) {
          x =  "0" + "0" + myNumber;
     } else if (myNumber >= 10 && myNumber <= 99) {
          x = "0" + myNumber;
     } else if (myNumber >= 100 && myNumber <= 999) {
          x = myNumber;
     return x;
function GetFileNameOnly(myFileName) {
     var myString = "";
     var myResult = myFileName.lastIndexOf(".");
     if (myResult == -1) {
          myString = myFileName;
     else {
          myString = myFileName.substr(0, myResult);
     return myString;
function IsObjInArray(myObj, myArray) {
     for (x in myArray) {
          if (myObj.filePath == myArray[x].filePath) {
               return true;
     return false;
function WriteToFile(myText) {
     myFile = new File("~/Desktop/Rename Links Script.txt");
     if ( myFile.exists ) {
, 2);
     else {
function GetDate() {
     var myDate = new Date();
     if ((myDate.getYear() - 100) < 10) {
          var myYear = "0" + new String((myDate.getYear() - 100));
     } else {
          var myYear = new String ((myDate.getYear() - 100));
     var myDateString = (myDate.getMonth() + 1) + "/" + myDate.getDate() + "/" + myYear + " " + myDate.getHours() + ":" + myDate.getMinutes() + ":" + myDate.getSeconds();
     return myDateString;

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