So I have a book file with mutliple indd's. I'm wanting to export each of these indd's to their own PDF, but the numbering reflects the section of the book it's in. Is there a box i'm missing? Can I set each PDF to export on as page 1? We don't want to confuse our customers when they open a 3 page PDF that says they're on page 22.
When you synch the numbering in a book it changes the number assignments in the component files. in your position, I'd probably place the pages from the original files into new .indd docs and crop off the original page numbers, adding new numbers on the new file master pages. This allows you to do all of your editing in the original file and just update the second file link when something is changed.
You'll find a helpful script at InDesignSecrets » Blog Archive » Zanelli Releases MultiPageImporter for Importing both PDF and INDD Files
I have no idea how to use scripts but i'm glad you mentioned the master pages. I was able to go in and set the pages to start on 1 in the pages panel (I make sure to not save the changes so I don't mess up the book).