Is there a way to reverse page order in InDesign

Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2019 Nov 01, 2019

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I have a 125 page document that I want to reverse the order of pages on but can't seem to find an easy way to do so. I've read that I can reverse them when exporting but I want to do it BEFORE I export. Is there an easy way besides dragging pages?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 04, 2019 Nov 04, 2019

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Hi IamNik,

no, there is no easy way to reverse page order.

 

How is the numbering of pages?

Do you want to reverse numbering as well?

 

Are there any threaded stories that are running from page to page, from spread to spread?
Is it a facing-pages document?

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Nov 04, 2019 Nov 04, 2019

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Thanks Uwe Laubender,
It's a flip book animation that's easier to set-up from end to start. I've resorted to dragging pages but I was hoping there was a quick way to reverse them. 
It's an oddball project so I think I just need to suffer through the tedium.

Thanks!

 

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Nov 04, 2019 Nov 04, 2019

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If it's just exporting to PDF you could do a row of numbers like this:

125,124,123,122 etc.pp. down to 1

and copy, paste that to the page range field in PDF Export.

 

With Excel the row of numbers can be done in a minute.

Copy/paste the column to InDesign and then find/replace the paragraph marker with a comma and a blank.

Copy the result to the clipboard.

 

Then paste it to Page Range field like so:

 

PageRange-PDF-Export.PNG

 

Export to PDF. That's it.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Nov 20, 2020 Nov 20, 2020

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Thank you a lot!

 

This is an amazing workaround. Saved me a lot of time. 🙂

 

And thank you again!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 20, 2020 Nov 20, 2020

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Here are some other options;

Use the Multipageimporter.jsx script to place your InDesign file into a new InDesign file and select the Reverse Page Order option, export to a PDF.

Or,

https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/reverse-page-order/td-p/7351365?page=1

multipage importer.png

 

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Mar 28, 2022 Mar 28, 2022

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Excellent, this worked for me from InDesign, thanks!

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Apr 10, 2022 Apr 10, 2022

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Do you have same script for Page Spreads?

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Apr 10, 2022 Apr 10, 2022

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Hi dmitryl5179080,

I'm not sure what you are up to.

Can you show an example of the spreads in your document and the order of pages you want to see in the exported PDF?

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender

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Apr 11, 2022 Apr 11, 2022

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Please use the forum's controls to add a screenshot if you want to illustrate your situation.

Your last message was blank.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Apr 11, 2022 Apr 11, 2022

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Hi dmitryl5179080,

thank you for your screenshot.

 

If you want to export spreads in reverse, you have to do it this way:

[1] Enable Spreads in the export dialog

[2] Do the numbering of pages like that:

212-213,210-211,208-209,206-207

etc.etc.

 

If you want to export pages and want them spread-wise in reverse:

[1] Enable Pages in the export dialog

[2] Do the numbering of pages like that:

212,213,210,211,208,209,206,207

etc.etc.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Apr 11, 2022 Apr 11, 2022

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I need reverse in layout, but not at the export --
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Apr 11, 2022 Apr 11, 2022

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Hm…

When in the Pages panel select all pages of one single spread and move it.

Repeat that for every spread in the document, but for the first one.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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