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page naming (for later exporting individual pdfs)

Community Beginner ,
Nov 15, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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Cheers,

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).

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Contributor , Nov 15, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

Maybe this might help you. I've taken it from InDesignsecrets which is a mine of helpful information.

http://indesignsecrets.com/data-merging-individual-records-separate-pdfs.php

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Nov 15, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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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.

Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 10.48.54.png

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.

Screen Shot 2017-11-15 at 10.46.15.png

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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.

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Maybe this might help you. I've taken it from InDesignsecrets which is a mine of helpful information.

http://indesignsecrets.com/data-merging-individual-records-separate-pdfs.php

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Nov 15, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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Yes, it seems that it will match my needs.

I will try and write feedback.

Thank you! Alma Strutt

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Nov 15, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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Hello there.

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.

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That's great Colin. Thank you!

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 04, 2022 Sep 04, 2022

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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:

Export Named Pages Script 

 

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:


 

Mars Premedia Exported Named Pages.png

 

 

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Explorer ,
Feb 02, 2023 Feb 02, 2023

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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!

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 20, 2023 Mar 20, 2023

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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!

 

Easy $29!

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Mar 20, 2023 Mar 20, 2023

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No problem. It really does help!

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