6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 23, 2014 2:43 PM by Willi Adelberger

    How to create a completely separte duplicate of a book and all of its associated indd files.

    michmoore

      What's the best way to create a duplicate copy of an entire InDesign book (.indb), including all indd files associated with it? I need to maintain one copy of the book for print production and another copy for EPUB export which will require formatting changes that would be inappropriate for printing.

       

      I have already copied all applicable indd files to a new folder, then copied the indb file over, then selected "Replace Document" to change the file path for all applicable indd files in the copied book. However, I'm concerned that all the cross references may still be pointing back to the old book files. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to tell because when I view the "Cross-Reference Options" for a cross-reference, it does not show the file path for the Document, just the name of the document. I'm also concerned there could be some other connections between the old and the duplicate indd or indb files in some other way I'm unaware of.

       

      To clarify, I would like two completely different file folders with the same indb and multiple indd files in them to start with, such that all cross references in the newly duplicated ebook and indd files stay relative to the new ebook and new indd files. Is there an easy way to verify the file path, not just the file name, for a cross-references's document?

        • 2. Re: How to create a completely separte duplicate of a book and all of its associated indd files.
          michmoore Level 1

          Hi Willi, I'm pretty new to InDesign and thought that packaging was used to ensure all files are properly formatted and present in one place to pass along to a printer. I did read a thread about using this feature to help with duplicating files, but it was very short and didn't explain the details. If you have a packaged book, what steps would you follow to turn the package into an separate book and supporting indd files in a different file folder unconnected to the original book or supporting files?

          • 4. Re: How to create a completely separte duplicate of a book and all of its associated indd files.
            michmoore Level 1

            For some reason, packaging the book failed. Preflight book passed with green marks next to all indd files in the book pallet. However, when I Package, I get the two error messages below, the bottom on after pressing OK on the top error message. Also, further below are the preflight and packaging reports.

             

            Note: I do have permission for all folders involved and have been copying and deleting files from these folders just fine. And none of the book's indd files were open or selected in the book pallet when I started the Package Book process.

             

            Any ideas why these errors are happening and what I can do to fix the problems?

             

             

            INDESIGN PREFLIGHT REPORT

            Document: c-diff-book BOOK FILE.indb

            Preflight Profile Used: [Basic]

             

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Front matter.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, TOC.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Introduction.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 1.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 2.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 3.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 4.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 5.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 6.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 7.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 8.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 9.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 10.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 11.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 12.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 13.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 14.indd

            INDESIGN PREFLIGHT REPORT 2 c-diff-book BOOK FILE.indb

            Error Page

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 15.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 16.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 17.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 18.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 19.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 20.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 21.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 22.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 23.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 24.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Chapter 25.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Appendix A.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Appendix B.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Appendix C.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Appendix D.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, Appendix E.indd

            Document: G:\1. Internet Marketing\27. Publishing\InDesign\Books\C. difficile Treatments

            & Remedies\c-diff-book, End Notes.indd

             

            ****************************************************************************************** *********************************

             

            Adobe InDesign Package Report

             

            PUBLICATION NAME: c-diff-book BOOK FILE.indb

             

            PACKAGE DATE: 12/23/2014 11:09 AM

            Creation Date: 12/15/2014

            Modification Date: 12/23/2014

            SUMMARY

             

            Fonts: 8 Fonts Used; 0 Missing, 0 Embedded, 0 Incomplete, 0 Protected

             

            Links and Images: 2 Links Found; 0 Modified, 0 Missing, 0 Inaccessible

            Images: 0 Embedded, 2 use RGB color space

             

            Colors and Inks: 4 Process Inks; 0 Spot Inks

            CMS is ON

             

            External Plug-ins 0

             

            Non Opaque Objects :On 34 Document(s)

             

            Pagination Options : Continue on next Odd Page

             

            Number of Documents :34

             

            FONTS

             

            8 Fonts Used; 0 Missing, 0 Embedded, 0 Incomplete, 0 Protected

             

            - Name: MinionPro-Bold; Type: OpenType Type 1, Status: OK

            Filename: C:\Windows\Fonts\MinionPro-Bold.otf

            Full Name: Minion Pro Bold

            First Used in Document: c-diff-book, Front matter.indd

            Protected: No

             

            - Name: MinionPro-It; Type: OpenType Type 1, Status: OK

            Filename: C:\Windows\Fonts\MinionPro-It.otf

            Full Name: Minion Pro Italic

            First Used in Document: c-diff-book, Front matter.indd

            Protected: No

             

            - Name: MinionPro-Regular; Type: OpenType Type 1, Status: OK

            Filename: C:\Windows\Fonts\MinionPro-Regular.otf

            Full Name: Minion Pro

            First Used in Document: c-diff-book, Front matter.indd

            Protected: No

             

            - Name: MinionPro-Semibold; Type: OpenType Type 1, Status: OK

            Filename: C:\Windows\Fonts\MinionPro-Semibold.otf

            Full Name: Minion Pro Semibold

            First Used in Document: c-diff-book, TOC.indd

            Protected: No

             

            - Name: MyriadPro-Bold; Type: OpenType Type 1, Status: OK

            Filename: C:\Windows\Fonts\MyriadPro-Bold.otf

            Full Name: Myriad Pro Bold

            First Used in Document: c-diff-book, TOC.indd

            Protected: No

             

            - Name: MyriadPro-It; Type: OpenType Type 1, Status: OK

            Filename: C:\Windows\Fonts\MyriadPro-It.otf

            Full Name: Myriad Pro Italic

            First Used in Document: c-diff-book, Front matter.indd

            Protected: No

             

            - Name: MyriadPro-Regular; Type: OpenType Type 1, Status: OK

            Filename: C:\Windows\Fonts\MyriadPro-Regular.otf

            Full Name: Myriad Pro

            First Used in Document: c-diff-book, Front matter.indd

            Protected: No

             

            - Name: MyriadPro-Semibold; Type: OpenType Type 1, Status: OK

            Filename: C:\Windows\Fonts\MyriadPro-Semibold.otf

            Full Name: Myriad Pro Semibold

            First Used in Document: c-diff-book, Front matter.indd

            Protected: No

             

            LINKS AND IMAGES

             

            Links and Images: 2 Links Found; 0 Modified, 0 Missing, 0 Inaccessible

            Images: 0 Embedded, 2 use RGB color space

             

            - Name: iStock_000004168167XSmall - silverlining56.jpg; Type: JPEG RGB; Status: Linked

            Filename: iStock_000004168167XSmall - silverlining56.jpg

            Link Updated: Monday, Dec 08, 2014 11:57 AM

            File Last Modified: 

            Actual ppi: 72x72   Effective ppi: 125x125

            Layer Overrides: N/A

            Complete Name: G:\1. Internet Marketing\Stock Photos\iStock Photo Images\iStock_000004168167XSmall - silverlining56.jpg

            Link Profile:   Embedded

             

            - Name: iStock_000005790807XSmall © Henrik5000.jpg; Type: JPEG RGB; Status: Linked

            Filename: iStock_000005790807XSmall © Henrik5000.jpg

            Link Updated: Friday, Dec 05, 2014 9:37 AM

            File Last Modified: 

            Actual ppi: 72x72   Effective ppi: 145x145

            Layer Overrides: N/A

            Complete Name: G:\1. Internet Marketing\Stock Photos\iStock Photo Images\iStock_000005790807XSmall © Henrik5000.jpg

            Link Profile:   Embedded

             

            COLORS AND INKS

             

            4 Process Inks; 0 Spot Inks

             

            - Name and Type: Process Cyan; Angle: 0.000; Lines/Inch: 0.000

            - Name and Type: Process Magenta; Angle: 0.000; Lines/Inch: 0.000

            - Name and Type: Process Yellow; Angle: 0.000; Lines/Inch: 0.000

            - Name and Type: Process Black; Angle: 0.000; Lines/Inch: 0.000

             

            PRINT SETTINGS

             

            PPD: N/A, (EPSON0C88FD (WF-3540 Series))

            Printing To: Printer

            Number of Copies: 1

            Reader Spreads: No

            Even/Odd Pages: Both

            Pages: All

            Proof: No

            Tiling: None

            Scale: 100%, 100%

            Page Position: Upper Left

            Print Layers: Visible & Printable Layers

            Printer's Marks: None

            Bleed: 0p0, 0p0, 0p0, 0p0

            Color: Composite RGB

            Trapping Mode: None

            Send Image Data: Optimized Subsampling

            OPI/DCS Image Replacement: No

            Page Size: Letter

            Paper Dimensions: 51p0 x 66p0

            Orientation: Portrait

            Negative: No

            Flip Mode: Off

            • 5. Re: How to create a completely separte duplicate of a book and all of its associated indd files.
              Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

              I suspect the problem is the use of . in the folder names.

              • 6. Re: How to create a completely separte duplicate of a book and all of its associated indd files.
                Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

                Also a & is a problem on some servers, make shorter names in the path. I am not a Windows user, but there is sometimes a limit in the letters in the path.