6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 9, 2012 4:52 AM by Peter Spier

    Exporting a multipage InDesign document to single page PDFs but with unique filenames using scripts

    simorrison1

      Hi,

       

      I'm using InDesign 5.5.

       

      My goal is to export a multipage InDesign file into single page PDFs but each single PDF must be uniquely named.

       

      For example;

       

      InDesignFileName_487275123.00.pdf

      InDesignFileName_734876882.00.pdf

       

      ...and so on.

       

      I've spent a great deal of time searching online and the closest I have found is  software called Output Factory which works fine.

       

      The way Output Factory works is by placing a script label within a textframe on the master page in InDesign. Then whatever is typed into the text frame on each the separate pages defines the file name of each separate page.

       

      However if I can solve this problem without any investment costs my boss will be very happy

       

      I found PEU5 which works great for exporting into single pages, it's now a case of naming each single PDF but I know nothing how about to create a script but I get the gist of what they do. My understanding is that a script could solve the second half of my problem.

       

      Can anyone help?

       

      Thanks.

       

      S