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merge two files into one pdf book

New Here ,
Sep 04, 2023 Sep 04, 2023

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Hi all.

I am wanting to output a digital version of a printed booklet.

I have the cover as a seperate file to the inner pages. What is the best way to merge these together and then output a pdf that will be suitabe to put online - to be viewed in a web browser?  I cant figure out how to do this nicely in Acrobat, is it best to merge the files into one indesign file? and how is that done?

 

thanks!

 

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Sep 04, 2023 Sep 04, 2023

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Start a new document with the size you want

File>Place to place the cover page - you can place the InDesign file

Then use File>Place again to insert all your other pages - you can tick Show Options and the select All - then place each page individually

Then place your back cover page

 

Then you can publish online.

 

As it's linked to the original InDesign files - once you update the content - open your digital edition and update all the links and you can then update the Published Online version.

 

If you have a lot of pages you can you import them in one go

https://creativepro.com/zanelli-releases-multipageimporter-for-importing-both-pdf-and-indd-files/

 

 

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Hey thanks for the reply, I'll take a look at that. cheers!

 

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You can use a Book file, which will let you export a PDF containing all the pages from one file then all the pages fron a second file, and so on. If you have a front and back cover in one file and the interior pages in another file this will not work.

 

I suggest something like Eugene’s solution. Place the InDesing file of the cover into black pages at the beginning and end of the main file. Use sections to preserve page numbering so page 1 of the book is still page 1, even if it is no longer the first page.

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Yeh that would work - I thought they wanted to use the Publish Online feature - which can't be done from the Book panel for some reason.

 

You could also just add the pages to the PDF in Acrobat, crop and rearrange etc. in Acrobat

 

 

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