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InDesign select pages to pack for print

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Oct 12, 2017

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In Indesign I really could use a possibility or tool to Pack one or selected pages from a document.

As for now the only way to do so, is to export the selected page/pages as .pdf

But my printshop can't work with that, as they have to ad their own copyrighted photos in their InDesign

So they prefer a packed InDesign file - one page at a time !!!

Im working with multiple InDesign master setups ranging from 10 to 100 pages in one document

So selecting out a single page and Pack it for print, is a messy timetaking effort.

Is there an InDesign way to do this task or maybe a PlugIn that can do the job ?

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InDesign select pages to pack for print

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In Indesign I really could use a possibility or tool to Pack one or selected pages from a document.

As for now the only way to do so, is to export the selected page/pages as .pdf

But my printshop can't work with that, as they have to ad their own copyrighted photos in their InDesign

So they prefer a packed InDesign file - one page at a time !!!

Im working with multiple InDesign master setups ranging from 10 to 100 pages in one document

So selecting out a single page and Pack it for print, is a messy timetaking effort.

Is there an InDesign way to do this task or maybe a PlugIn that can do the job ?

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Oct 22, 2017

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First of all - are you sure your printshop requires single-page InDesign documents? Maybe what they really need is PDF exported as single pages (not spreads)? Or InDesign option "Facing pages" to be turned off might work for them...

In case if they really ask for single-page InDesign packages I would suggest switching to another printshop who are not nubes and understand how to use publishing tools...

If you can't switch to another printshop - I believe single-page packages (+zip archives) can be created with the scripting

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Oct 23, 2017

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thanks for input

But the world of graphic is not always as streamline as boys with reversed caps and coke light might think and hope for

My dilemma is to have created up to 100 similar multilayer InDesign artwork for packages in the same document,

this making it easier to make general changes in the master setup and so on.

In this case I have app. 600 artworks laid out in 15 documents.

My customer has an agreement with a german printshop having the copyrights for the photos.

Their agreement is that this printshop mounts the photos and print, assembles and fill the items from there

Every two years there are changes to some of these artworks and these has to be selected out of the document and sendt to the printshop for further reproduction

They prefer the InDesign artwork in stead of a pdf as i works best for them

Creating single pdf's are surely the easiest for me and most other printshops - but not possible in this case

Thats possibly why InDesign still has the option: "Package"

So thats why I asked for some one ( InDesign developers ) to make it possible to single out one or selected pages from an InDesign document with multiple pages - as one does with export to pdf. Preferably in the "Package" menu, so as the "Scope:" had other possibilities than just "Entire Publication"

I hope this will clear the dilemma and some of You Graphics out there might have a solution that can help me on

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Engaged ,
Oct 23, 2017

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Adobe stuff rarely read and answer this forum, moreover - there are hundreds (if not thousands) of the feature requests that people wait for years, if not decades from Indesign developer teams... So don't expect help from them...

Have you tried to use File > New > Book... workflow where you can create multiple InDesign files and source styles from one document and keep everything synchronized? Also, new CC libraries might help...

Also, as I said, what you need can be made with a custom-made script that will copy every single page into a new document, create an InDesign Package and even zip-archive for you, automatically.

PS: Still don't understand why you printshop can't work with multi-page packages then if they prefer to work with InDesign files instead of PDFs

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