4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 6, 2016 3:00 PM by TᴀW

    INDD CC page separating issues

    alaneh97103271

      At my old job, (using CS5) we used this script (http://in-tools.com/article/scripts-blog/separate-pages-script/) to separate pages so that we could design in spreads, but print from single pages and have an inner bleed.

       

      When I tried to use this script today with CC, content on the right pages (it seemed random, on a coworker's computer it was content from the masterpage, on my computer it was content from the main pages) was randomly shifted to the right.

       

      Has anyone else had this problem? Is there another solution?

       

      I know you can do it by hand, but that can potentially take way too long when we're dealing with 200+ page books. And designing with separate pages is also not ideal for us.

       

      Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, I've been searching online for hours and can't find anything.

        • 1. Re: INDD CC page separating issues
          Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi,

          one already can see the shifting of page items on all right side pages with CS5, CS5.5 and CS6.

          With InDesign CS4 one can see a shift also on left side pages.

           

          The script you linked to was written and tested for CS2. That's quite a while.

          Maybe something has changed between CS2 and CS4. Maybe not.


          After a bit of testing with several documents and several versions of inDesign I found, that:

          1. The amount for shift of the page items is not a random thing.

          2. The shift depends on the values for the inner and outer margins of the right pages (or with CS4 also on the left pages).

           

          I could make out two rules:

          A. If the inner and the outer margins are the same no shift will occur.

          B. If the margin values are different some shift will happen.

           

          How big is the amount of shifting?
          It's margin left minus margin right on a right side page.
          CS4 only as far as I can see: It's margin right minus margin left on a left side page.

           

          And an extra observation I did:

          It will not occur on the first page of a document, if that page is right from the spine.
          CS4 only as far as I can see: It will not occur on the second page, if it is left from the spine.
          Note: I did not test with documents with more than one page right or left from the spine.

           

          So with this all in mind we could rewrite Harb's script snippet to counter that phenenomen.
          The source code of the snippet is open. Maybe someone already did a rewrite…

           

          Note:
          All my testing was with German OSX 10.6.8 and 10.7.5.

          I did not yet test with InDesign CS3, CC, CC-2014 and CC-2015.

           

          Regards,
          Uwe

          • 2. Re: INDD CC page separating issues
            Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Also did the same tests with CC v9.3.0, CC 2014.2 and CC 2015.4.
            Same problem like CS5, CS5.5 and CS6.

             

            Finally I tested with CS3 and I could not observe any shifting pageItems.
            So, the bug, let's call it a bug, sneaked already in with CS4. And was only fixed half (left hand sided pages) with CS5.

             

            So one could work around the problem by changing the inner and outer margins to one single value before running the script.

             

            Regards,
            Uwe

            • 3. Re: INDD CC page separating issues
              alaneh97103271 Level 1

              Thanks!! I'll probably just change the margin values for now. I'll need to learn a lot more about coding before I can actually fix the problem