I'm not sure if this is possible...but I am looking for a way (possibly a script?) to export each layer of a InDesign file to its own PDF. The reason is that our workflow at my print shop is to create a layered InDesign file for business cards, with each layer being the info for seperate people. Then I place each layer on a 10-up page for printing, again with seperate layers for each person. I'm not sure if this is the best or most efficient way to do this, but it seems to work well for us and keeps down the number of files to deal with.
However, if I have to make lots of changes to the card design, such as changing the font or format of text, when I want to send proofs to the client, I have to turn on/off each person's layer and export them one at a time to a PDF. Then I combine the exported individual card PDF's into one big proof PDF. So I would rather be able to automate the export to PDF process so each layer will export without me turning them on and off. Thanks for any suggestions!
I dont think in Indesign there is any such feature.....what you are following is the correct workflow as per Indesign but there could be the script for it.
Why dont you leave this thread open for more idea and post another thread for the same issue on Indesign Scripting forums.
Thanks for the suggestions. However, I found the perfect answer in the Page Exporter Utility, which I actually had already installed. (D'oh!) It has an option for "layer versioning". If it would combine all the files into one at the end, I'd be in heaven, but I can deal. Available here for those interested: http://indesignsecrets.com/page-exporter-utility-peu-5-script-updated- for-cs3.php