Won't let me export page range

Explorer ,
Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

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Hi everyone.

I'm trying to export a page range and Indesign keeps saying it "cannot find the specified page numbers".

Using this blog, I labelled my pages accordingly, but it continues to not recognize the range: https://indesignsecrets.com/solving-printing-exporting-confusion.php

I've even tried removing the section prefix and just use straight numbers. No luck. I've even tried using the + for absolute pages. No luck. It can't recognize anything!

Am I missing something?

Thanks,
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Explorer , Aug 23, 2017 Aug 23, 2017
Update:Had to uninstall ID, delete preferences, then reinstall. Everything works well now, except for ID being able to open my file via the Recent Files page. Still saying "this file either doesn't exist or you don't have permission to open it."But the rest works B.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

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Try this. Go to Preferences > General. In the Page Numbering menu, choose View > Absolute Numbering. Then try again.

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Explorer ,
Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

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Hi Steve. Thanks!

Okay, well I have a couple of pages at the start that need different numbering (ie: i, ii, iii).


But I think I've found a glitch: it won't let me set numbering for multiple pages at once. I was selecting a range of pages in the pages panel, then numbering them accordingly. I just noticed that the secion numbering works for only one page and not the entire bunch that I just applied it to!

So to be clear: I have 195 pages. The first two are numbered i and ii. The rest are 1-195. Fine. BUT: It won't let me give section prefixes to multiple pages. I select the 1-195 and give it a section name of "main-" but it only affects one of those pages and not the rest! When I grab them all and go back into the section and numbering box, it says that they ALL have the prefix, but they don't!

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Explorer ,
Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

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I'm writing this as a reply so that others can see it more clearly.

The problem persists even in a new, black document. I have also noticed that when restarting Indesign, and trying to open a previous doc in their recent doc window, it will say "this file either doesn't exist or you don't have permission to open it."

These must be bugs, no?


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Aug 23, 2017 Aug 23, 2017

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Update:

Had to uninstall ID, delete preferences, then reinstall. Everything works well now, except for ID being able to open my file via the Recent Files page. Still saying "this file either doesn't exist or you don't have permission to open it."

But the rest works


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Apr 10, 2019 Apr 10, 2019

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Unfortunately this didn't work for me

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You're a life saver! Thanks Steve!

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Apr 10, 2019 Apr 10, 2019

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For a quick fix, I just used the "Create Separate PDF Files" option. Adobe Forum1.JPG

I was working with a ~250 pg book and it didn't but a few seconds. Then I just deleted the pages I didn't need and combined the ones I did need in Adobe Acrobat.

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Apr 15, 2019 Apr 15, 2019

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davidr28772832  wrote

For a quick fix, I just used the "Create Separate PDF Files" option. Adobe Forum1.JPG

I was working with a ~250 pg book and it didn't but a few seconds. Then I just deleted the pages I didn't need and combined the ones I did need in Adobe Acrobat.

Hi,

you could use absolute page names in the Range: field.

Example, you want all pages exported but the first two pages in your document, then just do:

+3-

Or if you want export all pages from page 1 of your document to page 10 (included), type:

-+10

Or if you like to export pages 3 and 4, 10 to 14 of your document, type:

+3,+4,+10-+14

Or if you want the first four pages of your document in reverse order, type:

+4,+3,+2,+1

Regards,

Uwe

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