3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 25, 2014 12:42 PM by CoGordo

    Printer spreads to single pages

    CoGordo Level 1

      Hello. I am a digital printer and am having an issue with printer spreds. I have customer who keeps submitting a booklet they need printed in printer spreds. However that is basically usless for me since I have a digital press with impostion software( xerox 700, fiery 8 and command workstation 5). I need this file in single page format. Is there any way to do that in acrobat x pro or indesign cs6. Normally I would tell the customer to resubmit it but there are too many time constraints this time( par for the course). Any help would be appreciated

        • 1. Re: Printer spreads to single pages
          Larry G. Schneider Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          If the submitted file is a PDF and you have Acrobat Pro (not just Reader) then just use the Extract files and select the Save as seperate files in the dialog. You'll need to reorder them but that should be a problem.

          • 2. Re: Printer spreads to single pages
            Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

            I think you mean extrac pages, and I don't think that's going to help since the pages are imposed spreads.


            I'd make a new layout in ID with single pages, then place the PDF twice for each spread, cropping off opposite halves, then manually shuffle the pages into the correct order (because I don't have a script that can unimpose).

            • 3. Re: Printer spreads to single pages
              CoGordo Level 1

              Thanks Peter I appreciate it. You are exactly right. When I extract the pages the covers are sing 8.5x11 but the body pages are all 11x17(two pages on one sheet). Your solution of placeing the documents twice in indesign and just using the bounding box to crop out the uneccessary page seems to be the best way to go about it. Luckily the pamplet is only 8 pages long. I would have been up a creek  had it had a lot of pages.