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Printing separations to pdfs, how do I make separate pdf files instead of one multipage file

Nov 27, 2012 1:12 PM

Every day at least a dozen times I print spot color separations for film through the print dialogue to pdf, and every single time I have to either print the spot colors one at  a time, or open the multipage pdf in Acrobat and use the clunky extract page function to get separate files.  I've been doing it a long time and it drives me bonkers, is there any way to just get it to print separate pdfs?


Then I have to rename each sep to have the color in the file name.  If there was a way to automate that I'd find myself with all kinds of spare time on my hands. I could go to the gym, lose some weight, possibly live longer.


Thanks in advance

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    Nov 27, 2012 1:33 PM   in reply to ScreenPrintingGuy

    Cannot help on the renaming, and I don't think it is possible in native AI. Could be a way...


    In Acrobat, use the Split Document menu selection, set the number to One. It will split the document into a new PDF per page.


    Take care, Mike

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    Nov 27, 2012 9:15 PM   in reply to ScreenPrintingGuy

    Just curious, why do you need to have the separations as separate files?

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