2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 25, 2008 6:18 PM by (brianjanderson)

    Separated EPS export from INDD

      I need to get INDD to generate a set of separated EPS files (ie one eps per swatch color that has been used), rather than a composite eps. Its not a standard export option. Does anyone know how to use scripting to do this. Thank you.
        • 1. Re: Separated EPS export from INDD
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          Hi brianjanderson,

          There's not really a way to do this using export. You could do it by printing PostScript to disk and then processing the PostScript using Distiller, but, before we talk about that, tell me--why do you need to do this?

          Thanks,

          Ole
          • 2. Re: Separated EPS export from INDD
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            <div class=Section1><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:<br />10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Ole<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:<br />10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:<br />10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Thanks for replying to me &#8211; I hope<br />an email reply is OK for you<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:<br />10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:<br />10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>I have to produce eps files out of INDD<br />for a printing company that has equipment that can only accept separated EPS &#8211;<br />one eps per color. Its all spot colors. Some of the inks are actually metallic<br />foils &#8211; they go into a machine which makes dies that cut the foils. I don&#8217;t<br />understand much about the back end, but its all more than 15 years old, and it<br />only takes separated eps.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:<br />10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:<br />10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>One thing I&#8217;m investigating is<br />whether its possible to dissect a composite EPS into its components &#8211; I can<br />write a program to do this, if I can see the pattern in the eps<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:<br />10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:<br />10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Brian<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:<br />10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:<br />10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /><div><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><font<br />size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;<br />color:navy'>Brian Anderson<br><br /><a href="BLOCKED::mailto:Brian@wavefront.com.au"<br />title="mailto:Brian@wavefront.com.au">Brian@wavefront.com.au</a><br><br />Phone +61 2 9943 1355 Fax +61 2 9943 1035 <u1:PLACE u2:st="on"><u1:CITY u2:st="on"><st1:City<br />w:st="on"><u3:City u2:st="on"><u3:place u2:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mobile</u3:place></u3:City></u1:CITY></u1:PLACE></st1:place></st1:City><br />+61 403 310055</span></font><o:p></o:p></p><br /><br /></div><br /><br /><div><br /><br /><div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><font size=3<br />face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><br /><br /><hr size=2 width="100%" align=center tabindex=-1><br /><br /></span></font></div><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;<br />font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font size=2<br />face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'> Olav Kvern<br />[mailto:member@adobeforums.com] <br><br /><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Tuesday, 26 February 2008<br />1:07 PM<br><br /><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b><br />adobe.scripting.indesign@adobeforums.com<br><br /><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Re: Separated EPS export<br />from INDD</span></font><o:p></o:p></p><br /><br /></div><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:<br />12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><font size=3<br />face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>A new message was posted<br />by Olav Kvern in <br><br /><br><br /><b><span style='font-weight:bold'>InDesign Scripting</span></b> --<br><br />  Separated EPS export from INDD<br><br /><br><br />Hi brianjanderson, <br><br /><br><br />There's not really a way to do this using export. You could do it by printing<br />PostScript to disk and then processing the PostScript using Distiller, but,<br />before we talk about that, tell me--why do you need to do this? <br><br /><br><br />Thanks, <br><br /><br><br />Ole <o:p></o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /><div class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span<br />style='font-size:12.0pt'><br /><br /><hr size=2 width=200 style='width:150.0pt' align=left><br /><br /></span></font></div><br /><br /><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><font size=3<br />face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>View/reply at <a<br />href="http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?13@@.3c063ada/0">Separated EPS export<br />from INDD</a><br><br />Replies by email are OK.<br><br />Use the <a href="http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?280@@.3c063ada!folder=.eea52bc">unsubscribe</a><br />form to cancel your email subscription.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><br /><br /></div>