We have a large 400 page master catalog broken up into Chapters of about 50 pages each, containing a range of products pages within.
I am looking to make a smaller catalog that is focused on a few of the products arcoss the various chapters but that still references the master catalog content chapters to avoid issues with content quality and updating etc.
Is it possible to use the book function in Indesign to create a book that grabs individual pages from the chapter documents? For example, we have a section on piping that contains 30 pages and I only want to use 4 of those 30 pages in this new smaller catalog, can I single them out via the book feature at all?
Also open to the use of plug-ins to achieve this.
No, you can only add a whole document to the book file.
You can use conditional text to make parts of a document's text invisible.
You could also Place selected pages from the chapter into a new file. They would be uneditable and behave like images.