How to save separate files from one document with unique name on each other?

Community Beginner ,
May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017

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Hi to Everyone,

I need to save 30 different pages as separately pdfs with a unique name on each other. Is there any possibility to make it automatically?

I already installed Page Exporter Utility but as I see (or maybe I missed) there is no function to name each file as a paragraph or something.

Same with a book, even if the file name is unique you can't save it with a unique name as separate pdf automatically. Or maybe there is some script which can export a batch of files to PDF like in Image Processor in Photoshop? It will be a great time saver if something like this exists! Maybe someone had the same problem?

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Thanks for your answer amaarora  but, the idea to have unique names and don't rename them manually.

For example:

bird.pdf

fox.pdf

fish.pdf

etc

any ideas?=)

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May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017

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What you can do is Bookmark some text in your InDesign file.

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Make sure include bookmarks is ticked

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Acrobat will show the bookmarks

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Go to the Split function in Acrobat

And choose Top Level Bookmarks

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Go to the options and select "Use Bookmark names for file names"

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It should then spit out the pages.

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It seems like a long process however

1) Select text in the InDesign layout and click the New button on the Dialog box to create a bookmark

2) Export to PDF

3) Split>top level bookmarks>by bookmark name

It's a one time setup and can be changed easily.

Plus any future changes to the document you can add bookmarks as you see fit.

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Looks perfect!

-Aman

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May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017

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Hi Aman,

I see one issue with the Acrobat workflow:


After splitting the document the individual pages will not pass as PDF/X with preflight if you exported the multipage document to PDF/X from InDesign. Did not test that with Acrobat Pro DC, but I remember the problem from previous versions.

Another step would be needed for the split documents:
Acrobat: Batch preflight the PDFs and convert to PDF/X.

Unique names could be done by a UUID generator.
For example: Online UUID Generator Tool

Regards,
Uwe

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May 31, 2017 May 31, 2017

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That's weird! You'd think that the PDFs would remain the same as  you output as... weird!

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May 31, 2017 May 31, 2017

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Eugene+Tyson  wrote

That's weird! You'd think that the PDFs would remain the same as  you output as... weird!

Hi Eugene,

technically they are.

Did not test this with Acrobat DC.

I'm not sure, but:
The first page should still be a PDF/X.

All others are missing the tag entries that identify them as PDF/X.
The entries are not stored per page but per document.


By using Acrobat's preflight functionality you can correct this ( if you know what you do ) 🙂

Regards,
Uwe

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Community Beginner ,
May 31, 2017 May 31, 2017

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Thank you, Eugene! It is Perfectly working!

In the end, I just adding then my main text in Bridge with the batch tool. And it looks like this:

BOOK_bird.pdf

BOOK_fox.pdf

BOOK_fish.pdf

Many Thanks again! EugeneTyson

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Dec 09, 2020 Dec 09, 2020

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Hi there,

I need to do the same here but i have near to 200 documents that i need to split and rename as unique characters. I see you would to create bookmarks and save as bookmark names, does this mean i need to create near to 200 bookmarks?

Thanks

Nicola

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