There is no native function that is going to do something this specialized. I would suggest popping over to the scripting forum and ask if anyone over there can help you out. Be prepared to pay for such a script.
Barring that, my only other suggestion would be to put each layout on a new layer instead of new pages. Without knowing the entire workflow it’s pretty tough to know how well that would work out.
Can a moderator move the entire post to the Indesign Scripts area?
Would be preferable to me re-typing all the Tags and re-formatting etc.
Why won’t the site allow me to edit, in order to move my post? This should be a site-wide feature.
If not I’ll move it as soon as I can. Thanks.
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Moving to InDesign Scripting.
So far I’ve been attempting to manually modify a PDF preset .joboptions file via TextEdit, specifically the EndPage (-1 changed to 2)/StartPage (1 left as is) lines, to no avail. It always displays “Pages: All” within indesign via the edit preset dialogue, and using the batch script continues to export all the pages within multi-page documents, instead of the first two pages.
Maybe a script is the answer.
This should be a native feature to indesign’s PDF presets feature.
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for batch processing the first 2 pages of a document with Peter Kahrel's Batch process script see my answer here:
Peter Kahrel's script:
Yes, this worked perfectly, PDF-ing the first two spreads in each multi-spread document processed through Peter Kahrel’s script.
Marked as correct, you are the man dogs, for real.
Much thanks again. Cheers.