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
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
I send them to clents remotely. I don't print the films myself, other people do it. Most of the time those other people don't really know what they are doing, and are under killer deadlines, so I make the files as simple and comprehensible as possible.
Also the files need to get ganged up for filmsetters occasionally, so if we have a bunch of left chest prints (3 inches wide by less then an inch tall), for instance, we can put them all on one 11x17 piece of film by drag and dropping them into an ai file. To save film.