How to export PDF in a range of pages in InDesign 2020

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Feb 29, 2020 Feb 29, 2020

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I have created a 50 page master document and I want to save some pages individually as PDFs. For example, I want to export pages 38-40 as a PDF. Previously in CS5 I could just File > Export and then select the page range. However, I've just upgraded to Indesign 2020 and can't find a way to specify the page range. When I select "Range" it only has the option "All Pages". In CS5 I could manually type in the page number range that I wanted to export. Thank you!

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 29, 2020 Feb 29, 2020
You can still type a page range in InDesign CC 2020 when exporting PDFs.

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New Here , Feb 29, 2020 Feb 29, 2020
Thank you, everyone. I've worked it. The simplest thing. In the previous version if you wanted to type in the page numbers for the range it was blank. This time it shows "All pages" as a drop-down menu. Turns out you can click on "all pages" and delete the text and type in your new numbers! So simple yet not necessarily obvious when you're used to the old interface. I spent hours trying to work this out last night (lesson: don't work late at night). Thank you, though. 

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Feb 29, 2020 Feb 29, 2020

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Moving to the InDesign forum from Get Started

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 29, 2020 Feb 29, 2020

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We need more information in order to help you: What do you mean by "master document"? (Does that mean there are 50 master pages?) Please tell us what operating system (exactly) you're running. Please tell us (exactly) what InDesign version you're using.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You can still type a page range in InDesign CC 2020 when exporting PDFs.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 29, 2020 Feb 29, 2020

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As was pointed out, it still works in InDesign 2020. A couple reasons it might not work:

 

(1) You need to restore your InDesign preferences:

 

Adobe InDesign: Rebuilding Preferences and Cache Files ...www.rockymountaintraining.com › Adobe InDe...

 

(2) There is corruption in your document. Save as IDML (File > Save As > Adobe InDesign CS4 or later [IDML]). Then reopen the file.

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Thank you, everyone. I've worked it. The simplest thing. In the previous version if you wanted to type in the page numbers for the range it was blank. This time it shows "All pages" as a drop-down menu. Turns out you can click on "all pages" and delete the text and type in your new numbers! So simple yet not necessarily obvious when you're used to the old interface. I spent hours trying to work this out last night (lesson: don't work late at night). Thank you, though. 

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Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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Thanks for sharing this. I've also noticed the interface change and couldn't work out how to select pages either. I think it was confusing because "Selection" was greyed out, making it seem like it was All Pages or nothing. I knew there must have been a way around it, but I never made time to troubleshoot.

 

Exporting PNGs and JPGs is now easy again, yay!

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 19, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

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Hi there,
 
Thanks for reaching out. Glad you were able to resolve your query. You may also check out help article https://indesignsecrets.com/solving-printing-exporting-confusion.php for further information. Hope it helps.
Feel free to reach out if you have further concerns, we'll be happy to help.
 
Regards,
Ashutosh

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New Here ,
Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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Adobe sux more and more. Making whole CC Series more complicated and dull. Software instead of being easier and user friendly is unreasonable simply stupid. Today took me 30 min of my time to look for stupid answer for this question. Every time something. It's very anoying. Anyone knows other software for work with vectors and text like ID? Neeeed change! 

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Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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Rest assured you are not the only one to have been momentarily stumped. I'd been away from the program for a bit and needed to send an excerpt of a larger file via PDF, and stared at the screen forever.

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