You can't do it in InDesign without a script. But as you suggest, export
the entire file, and then, in Acrobat, run the Split command to divide
the PDF into separate files of 8-pages each.
Does that mean that I will have to create 500 separate documents and print them separately or can I via the split command create a "binder" that is treated as 500 separate documents? A bit confusing maybe but I hope you understood the question?
Not sure I've understood, but the process is: (a) export to PDF your 4000 page InDesign document. (b) Open in Acrobat and run the split command. (c) You will now have a whole bunch of "split" pdfs in the same folder as the original large PDF.
You won't have some sort of a magical binder -- this will be a whole bunch of separate PDF documents.
OK, thanks. I will try this. Now i just need to find away to send all these files to the printer to be printed under the correct profile. i guess thats a case for the printer Company. Thanks.