InDesign 2021 gridify not working

Community Beginner ,
Dec 14, 2020 Dec 14, 2020

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I'm trying to make a contact sheet for proofing purposes. So I'm trying to place multiple pages from a PDF file on one page of my InDesign document. I used to start drawing my box to place the first page, and use the up and right arrow keys to have it place multiple pages in a grid format equally spaced. This is not working for me anymore since the last update. I'm using InDesign 2021 (16.0.1) on a MacBook Pro running Big Sur. Is it something with Big Sur? Is a bug in the last InDesign update? Or was this functionality removed?

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Apr 11, 2021 Apr 11, 2021

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Hey! 

I have the same problem now and I'm using InDesign 2021 on a laptop, Windows 10. I guess is an issue with InDesign. 

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Apr 11, 2021 Apr 11, 2021

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I don't think that the gridify function works with a multipage file, but only with multiple files.

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Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

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It used to work with multi-page PDFs.

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Apr 11, 2021 Apr 11, 2021

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Just tested on my MacBook Pro (InDesign 16.1, OS 10.15.7) and found no problems.

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Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

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Gridify does not work in my Macbook Pro (InDesign 16.1, OS 11.2.3) or my Windows 10 PC with muli-page PDFs. Works with multiple individual files though.

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Apr 11, 2021 Apr 11, 2021

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Did you select All pages as range in the import options when placing the PDF?

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Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

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Yes, I did select All Pages.

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Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

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From what I recall, didn't you used to have to select another file, like a JPG tocome along for the ride?

So you'd select 2 files.

 

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Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

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I don't know about adding in a jpg, but the work around I found was to turn on "Create Static Captions". But then you either have to stop after placing everything up to the pages, or delete all the captions. Kinda dumb.

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