I have a client who is otherwise wonderful who DEMANDS that I give her 32-page PDFs and raw INDD files of the 300-page magazine I'm designing. I can't actually create the document that way, because we move pages and stories around too much.
I do a lot of exports of the whole book as PDFs and at least two packages of the whole book. It is incredibly time-consuming to export as PDF, pp 1-32, then export as pdf, page 33-64, etc., and too easy for mistakes to creep in. Now I export the whole thing and just delete pages in Acrobat, but that's still a stupid waste of time. And it's far worse with packaging the INDD files w/links - I have to delete all the non-necessary pages, and since you can't undo large page deletions I have to re-open the file and start over.
Please someone tell me they know of a script to automate this. I'm going crazy here. It would take me days to try and write an applescript for this and while there may be one out there, I can't find it because the search terms are too common for Google to narrow it down.