Do you mean one PDF with individual pages, or multiple one-page PDFs?
Are you exporting a Print or Interactive PDF? Which version of ID?
Unless you're checking spreads when exporting they are single pages.
Not so with the old default behavior of interactive PDF.....
It's a Print PDF and our printer wants single page PDFs with crops, etc. There's a plug-in we're using with Quark but researching a transition to ID with no luck other than going into Acrobat and extracting all the pages as single files....
There's probably a script floating around, but extracting the pages from Acrobat Pro is as easy as anything.
And you should start shopping for a new printer. This one is pretty archaic, and no telling waht sort of things they are doing to your files, or waht they cannot support from a modern ID workflow.
They may be the largest commercial printer in the country and have been wanting/waiting for us to switch to ID for a while. Their pre-press dept is top-notch but we do have to follow some of their protocol.
If we switch to ID, doing that extra step is time-consuming for a magazine every month esp. at press deadline but a script or paying for another plug-in license will do the trick.
I work for a large commercial printer and we request single page pdf's all the time. That doesn't mean individual page pdf's as in 32 files for a 32 page magazine. It just means one pdf file with 32 single pages, not in spreads. I think that is what your printer is requesting. I would confirm that with him.
We supply single page PDFs for every page in the magazine. If a story has 8 pages, we supply 8 PDF files.
An art director here found a plug-in to batch create single PDFs, but it requires buying a license. Just now he found a utility script on our printer's website which he's going to test but this may be the answer.
sorry for wasting people's time... but the script exists!
thanks all again...
Yeah. I can't imagine a big commercial printer wanting individual PDFs for a magazine, no matter how "top notch" the prepress department might be. One file is easy to impose, multiple files is a time sink.
this one does exactly what we need, as does the script from RR Donnelly's site. Apparently this is good for up to CS 3 and we have CS5 but it may still work too, with adjustment.
Judging by the comments left on the Zanelli site, there are a lot of people who want the single page PDFs...