I have designed a template in InDesign and multiplied that page by populating information coming from mailmerge. So, I have hundreds of pages. Later, I will migrate to Acrobat to export each page individuall.
I was searching if there is a (automatic) solution to name those pages with specified name rather than page 1, 2, 3, etc.
I would be happy to hear any suggestions. I have the full Adobe Suite (professional).
There is the option to add a section prefix to the page. In the Page panel choose the flyout manu and select Numbering and Section options.
This will allow you to change the name of the page and if it's a section it will rename all pages in the section the same prefix with a number after it.
Thank you very much for your detailed and informative answer.
Neverthless, I would like to assign some specific id to that pages instead of consecutive numbering in Sections.
I have a list for that ids from page 1 to page last.
I'm the author of the InDesignSecrets article about data merging individual records to separate PDFs. However, since I wrote that article, I also wrote a script that will data merge resulting files to uniquely-named PDFs or InDesign files. You can read more about that script here (https://colecandoo.com/2015/09/04/data-merge-from-indesign-to-unique-filenames-now-a-reality/ ), as I'm sure it will save you a step in your workflow.
That's great Colin. Thank you!
There is an amazing script made by Mars Premedia that does what I think you are asking for. It can be used for PDFs, JPGs & PNGs. If you use the script often, it's incredibly affordable and will pay for itself in no time! A "single-user perpetual license" can be purchased here:
There are also 2 YouTube video tutorials created by the maker of this product. It's fantastic! The first is the original & the second video contains updated material from one of the most recent updates:
I just tried out the trial for this and it is amazing. I could have saved hours on projects with this. I hate renaming scores of files so much!
Thank you for sharing this!
All these years later, and I just found this thread. I've been exporting images from my pages and had to build a multi-step naming process with A Better Finder Rename. But now I can do this much more simply!
No problem. It really does help!