6 Layouts in one Artboard or PDF

New Here ,
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I'm working on multiple CD designs for my client, and I'd like to show the 6 versions (8 pg booklet, tray card, disc cover) side by side in one document for comparison. Is there an easy way to do this than parse all the PDFs together into an Illustrator Artboard? Thanks!

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Frans van der Geest ACP Adobe Community Professional , Nov 07, 2020
All six variations, side by side? Create a spread of six pages, turn off  'Allow pages to shuffle' to place six pages side by side, then when you export to PDF turn on 'Spread'  instead of 'Pages'.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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This is the InDesign forum...

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I laid out all 6 designs in InDesign. Thanks!

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I also included a JPG above in case you want to see what I'm trying to do. Thank you.

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All six variations, side by side?

Create a spread of six pages, turn off  'Allow pages to shuffle' to place six pages side by side, then when you export to PDF turn on 'Spread'  instead of 'Pages'.

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Perfect. Thank you for your help, I appreciate it!

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Alternatively, you could make a new file and make it the size you want.

File>Place and select all pages when placing your indesign file.

You can then place all InDesign files side by side on 1 spread.

Export to PDF and it will be fine.

When you update an InDesign layout, you need to update your Links panel in the file containing all six. As you've effectively made them links for your presentation file.

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