Exporting document as separated PDF files

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Hi there,

 

I have a large .indd document which includes too many spreads. And every spread includes two pages.

I want to export my document as separated pdf files BUT every pdf file must include two pages.

I think you understand me more clearly if you look at attached files. (one is a sample of my indd document, others are pdf files i need and don't need)

 

Thank you all.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021
You could do it with my (not free) Extract Pages script: https://www.id-extras.com/products/extract-pages/ Ariel

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You cannot export separations. I think if you explain the full reason for this along with your version of InDesign and operating system it would help us help you.

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Because I will send every pdf file to different clients.

 

I have an indesign file that has 250 spreads and 500 pages.

I want to export pages 1-2 as one pdf file; pages 3-4 as another pdf file, 5-6 as another and so on..

At the ehd, i must have 250 two paged pdf files.

 

I know i can do it manually but i'm trying to find a way to do it automatically to save my time.

 

Sorry for my bad English.

 

• Mac Os 10.13.6 High Sierra

• InDesign 2020 / v15.1.3

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Oh...that is different.

I don't see how you're going to be able to do this without some kind of script. Perhaps someone will be able to help you with that but there is no native way in InDesign to do that.

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Ok Bob, thanks a lot for your interest.

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You could do it with my (not free) Extract Pages script:

https://www.id-extras.com/products/extract-pages/

Ariel

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Seems like what i mean exactly! I will try it so thank you so much!

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When you export the PDF.

Tick on Spreads

 

Directly under that is Create Separate PDF files.

 

 

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Hi Eguene, ticking on spreads exports one paged pdf file which is not i mean. Thanks for your help.

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Hello,

 

Here's a script that does what you're looking for.......the pdfs will be exported to the same location as the InDesign document in a folder named PDFs.

var doc = app.documents[0];
var fileName = doc.name.replace(/.indd$/i, "");

export_preset1 = app.pdfExportPresets.itemByName("[High Quality Print]");
if (!(export_preset1.isValid)){
 alert("The pdf export preset does not exist.");
 exit();
}

var myDocFolder = doc.filePath;
var myPDFFolder = Folder(myDocFolder.fsName + "/" + "PDFs");      

if (!myPDFFolder.exists){
myPDFFolder.create();
} 

for(var p = 0; p < doc.pages.length; p=p+2) {  
var pdf_name = doc.pages[p].name + "-" + doc.pages[p+1].name;

app.pdfExportPreferences.pageRange = "+"+( doc.pages[p].documentOffset+1 ) + "," + "+"+( doc.pages[p+1].documentOffset+1 );

doc.exportFile(ExportFormat.PDF_TYPE, File(myPDFFolder + "/" + fileName + "_" + pdf_name+".pdf"), false, export_preset1);
}
alert("Done Exporting PDF's!");

 

Regards,

Mike

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You can do this in Acrobat.

 

Export your entire file as one PDF. In Acrobat, go to Organize Pages, then select Split and specify how many pages/split you want to split it into... in your case 2. This will split the file into separate several PDFs of 2 pages each.

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