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How to place all 3 pages of a file at once

Participant ,
Oct 08, 2022 Oct 08, 2022

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Hi all, a little background on what I'm trying to do. I create book covers and often I have to create both a paperback and a hard cover, so the sizes of the files change slightly. 

 

Often, I want to place the first InDesign file into the 2nd one so that most of the work is already done for the 2nd file. 

When I create my covers, I have 3 pages side by side - back cover, spine, front cover. But when I go to place that file into the next file that also has 3 pages side by side, it only places the first page, which is the back cover. Even if I turn on place options and select the range or all, it still only places the back cover (page 1) And the next 2 pages are then loaded in the cursor, but often it has cropped (or added) parts of the back and front covers due to bleeds.

 

Is there a way to simply paste the whole cover as-is from one INDD file to another with one click?

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Oct 08, 2022 Oct 08, 2022

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If you create book covers regularly with InDesign you may find this plugin will save you a lot of time – it's excellent!

https://www.danrodney.com/scripts/makebookjacket.html

 

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Thank you. I'll take a look!

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