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Remove page numbering for book files when pdf ing individual files.

Explorer ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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I am using InDesign 18.0

I have created a book. The book includes 12 individual files. While keeping the book intact, what is the easiest way to .pdf each individual file as a standalone document so that it does not have the accumuluative page numbers. For example, the last file page numbers are currently 169-183. The new stand alone .pdf page numbering would need to begin at 1.

Thank you in advance for assistance.

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Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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I don't believe there is any automatic or truly simple way, although a script might be able to simplify the process.

 

The only process I can see is to open the component chapter (numbered 121-140 by the Book process), click on the arrow above the first page in the Pages pane, and set numbering to "Start at [1]."

 

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You could export from there and then exit without saving to keep from disturbing the Book numbering.

 


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That's what I ended up doing. Thx for your input.

 

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I would put the page numbers on a separate layer then hide that layer when saving PDFs from individual files. This will remove page numbers but it won’t reset them for each document.

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Thank you for sharing that option.

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Make a copy of the individual INDD files - just in case - and set new starting number?

 

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