Hello, this may be a scripting question.
I also am not sure if I should duplicate the pages in Indesign or within acrobat.
I have a large document for printing created as a merge in Indesign from CSV.
I need to provide a proof with only one instance of each page
When we are ready to print, the pages need to be duplicated based on data from the original CSV.
My thinking is I bring the number of copies required for each page as a field, non printing, screen only. This way the proofing process can also check and potentially amend the number of copies required while the content is being checked.
I then need a method to duplicate the pages based on that field value.
Please give me a suggestion.
If you want to solve this at the last station in the chain, you can do that only with scripting. I would do it at the first element in the chain, even before it enters Indesign by generating the csv data sets accordingly.
Thankyou for the reply. I am able to achieve the outcome by manipulating the CSV data, in fact that is my current workflow.
For a few reasons specific to my project, a script at the end of the process in acrobat would be the ideal.
Yes, this can be done using a script, but what should trigger it? OK, you have a field with the number of times to duplicate the page, but what should be the trigger to actually do it? You would need a button (it can be transparent) to do it, or something like that.
Abambo, thankyou for the transfer. I did wonder..
Try67, yes I imagined the script on the click of a button. I already have a non printing layer to put the button on. It would need to be only one button for the whole document and become inactive once it was actioned.
I also did see some posts on adding a function within a menu, is this an action? I assume this wouldn't follow the file which is fine in this case as only one user will complete the page duplication step.
Yes, that would require installing a script on the local machine, which will probably also be required for the script that duplicates the pages.
This is not a simple task and would require a custom-made tool. If you're interested in hiring someone to develop it for you feel free to contact me (try6767 at gmail.com) and we could discuss it further.