I am working in CS5 and am laying out a newspaper in Indesign. I would like to save the 18 page file into 18 separate files (1 page per file) so other people can work on different pages.
Is this possible? Exporting as a pdf and extracting doesn't quite work (text wrap around ads issues) so keeping it as InDesign is a must.
You could place 18 files at the size you want into a master layout and accomplish the same thing. There is a script called PageExporterUtility5.0.1.jsx that could be adapted to do idml too, but I think for the sake of simplicity placed individual indesign layouts into another indesign layout would be an easy solution.
You can use the Move Pages command to move one page at a time to a new file, or delete all but one page and save as with a new name. Either option can probably be automated by scripting (I bet somebody's already written it, so you might ask in InDesign Scripting) but 18 pages isn't all that big that doing it by hand should be a problem.