I have a book that is in a 6×9″ layout and I would like to make an alternate layout for 8.5×11 (and other formats) then export both as independent books to PDFs. How can I do this or is there another better way? I thought alternate layout would be the way to go, but I don’t think I can export the alternate layouts for all my chapters/etc., from the book menu without including ALL the pages from each layout?
Thanks for any direction or advice!
Alternate layout cannot be used in a book file. I would make a copy of your file and delete the alternative layout. Sorry, no other way. I did a feature request to have the possibility to create an alternative layout in a separate file which would be much more useful for books.
Thanks for your prompt response. Do you know if there are any scripts that can do this or at least help automate some of this process?
Maybe that someone in the InDesign subforum for scripting could help you.