9 Replies Latest reply: May 17, 2010 3:16 PM by P Spier RSS

    Automate export of a single .indd to multiple PDFs

    StepRock

      Hi guys!

       

      I've been looking for a script to automate a tedious, repetitive process. What I do is to use a data merge on a master to set up a series of very similar documents with a partner's information...we have LOTS of partners. There are a total of 10 different documents all in one long InDesign file.

       

      After their data is in, I export the pages out in 2-page increments (except for one wich is a 4-pager) as seperate PDFs. It's the same set of documents every time with the same file names, it just has different contact info on it.

       

      If it saves the right pages over an old copy OR if it exports new PDFs with the right names, that would rock!

       

       

      Thanks for any input,

      StepRock

       

      ----------------------- DETAILED DESCRIPTION -------------------

       

      Export pages out as documents like this:

       

      Page 1-2 "About Us.pdf"

      Page 3-4 "Services.pdf"

      Page 5-8 "Solutions.pdf"

      etc.

       

       

      InDesign CS3 on a WinXP PC