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Is it possible to print multiple InDesign pages on one sheet?

Feb 18, 2011 12:49 PM

Say I have a 10 page InDesign document. Each page is fairly small. When I go to print out those proofs, can I print all 10 pages on one sheet of paper? Or do I have to copy each layout separately onto a new document to group them? Just to save paper really.

 

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    Feb 18, 2011 12:53 PM   in reply to TwitchOSX

    File > Print

    Setup Tab, thumbnails...come on Twitch, give us something tough here...

     
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    Feb 18, 2011 12:53 PM   in reply to TwitchOSX

    File > Print. Click on Setup, click Thumbnails, select size.

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    Feb 18, 2011 1:05 PM   in reply to Scott Falkner

    I sure wish there was a way to get rid of the drop shadow on the thumbnails. For me, it can spoil the presentation of full bleed pages. I end up having to make a PDF, and print multiple pages on one sheet in Acrobat.

     

    I'd also like to be able to include the slug.

     
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    Feb 18, 2011 1:13 PM   in reply to mpc999-n4I6RV

    I agree. That's not gonna happen even with Feature Request...everybody loves drop shadow...

     
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    Feb 18, 2011 4:14 PM   in reply to TwitchOSX

    TwitchOSX wrote:

     

    Say I have a 10 page InDesign document. Each page is fairly small. When I go to print out those proofs, can I print all 10 pages on one sheet of paper? Or do I have to copy each layout separately onto a new document to group them? Just to save paper really.

     

    ID CS3

    Export to PDF and in Acrobat choose print multiple pages per sheet?

     

     

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    Peter

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    Feb 18, 2011 5:01 PM   in reply to peter at knowhowpro

    Nobody (except Daniel) ever reads post #3.

     

    Sorry, just had to say that.

     
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    Jun 4, 2012 10:02 AM   in reply to Daniel Flavin

    Daniel Flavin wrote:

     

    I agree. That's not gonna happen even with Feature Request...everybody loves drop shadow...

     

    are you kidding me?

     

    That horrible drop shadow bar adds no value to thumbnail prints and causes designers to have to trim the prints to the thin line page edge that prints. With the bar under the thumbnail, it interferes with page design decisions, which is really the whole point of printing thumbnails--to save paper while quickly evaluating the design of the page.

     

    It would also be helpful to have thumbnail print options galore, for printing miniature booklets with pagination controls, etc., for little samples we could give to our clients.

     

    If the InDesign software engineers would add realistic drop shadow controls for thumbnails, that would be fine. But designers still want the ability to turn off the thumbnails.

     

    KILL THE WORTHLESS DROP SHADOW BAR AND PLEASE GIVE US MORE THUMBNAIL PRINTING OPTIONS.

     
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    Nov 8, 2013 2:30 AM   in reply to S K A S S I S

    I agree with the above concerning the drop shadow. This is not the kind of effect that you want your software to force upon you. Besides I would like to have more control over the scaling of the 'thumbnails'. I can see apllications, where you want to fit multiple pages on a single sheet whithout scaling at all. Business cards Layouts or multiple brochure pages on a single A3 print.

     
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    Feb 13, 2014 11:06 AM   in reply to Daniel Flavin

    What if you want to print multiple pages onto one piece of paper, but at 100%, not at the preset Thumbnail size? For example, 6 different business card designs at 3.5" x 2". Any way to do that within InDesign? Thanks!

     
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    Feb 13, 2014 11:16 AM   in reply to JDeezo

    Make a new file and place your pages.

     
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    Feb 13, 2014 12:42 PM   in reply to Peter Spier

    Perfect, thank you!!

     
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