I would like to bounce off my idea here and get feedback if it's even realizable.
I am currently trying to come up with a way how to create content in inDesign that could be restricted. By this I mean that for certain versions of the exported PDF some parts of the content would be omitted. So I could have a version that would have the full content of the inDesign document and another version in which parts would be missing.
I did some research and found out it is possible restrict PDF rights, but that works only on the whole documents.
I thought it could be dealt with while the PDF is created and somehow use tags to mark the areas that would be omitted and make a script that would target those tagged areas and leave them out of the export.
Is the idea crazy or could it be done?
Thanks for your help!
Not really sure I see your larger objectives, but it comes to mind that anything set to non-printing will be omitted from PDF export...so I'm thinking along the lines of: Put all content to-be-omitted on a layer. To omit that stuff make the layer non-printing. To include it, set it back to normal (printing). Of course, the same can be done with the visibility setting.
Could also look at conditional text.