Split document based on master pages?

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Hello

I've inherited a document with over 160 pages and each section has it's own master page - it's a beast of a file and takes an age to load.

Can anyone please let me know if you have available a script that will split the InDesign file into individual files based on the applied master section - the file name can be that of the master page.

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Eugene

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I've inherited a document with over 160 pages and each section has it's own master page - it's a beast of a file and takes an age to load.

Can anyone please let me know if you have available a script that will split the InDesign file into individual files based on the applied master section - the file name can be that of the master page.

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Eugene

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Hi Eugene,

Take a look at Extract Pages | Id-Extras.com

It can split a doc by section, paragraph styles, alt. layout, and more.

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Any free?

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https://indesignsecrets.com/free-script-splits-long-indesign-files.php

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Aha! I hope Eugene has not forgotten this thread, even 8 years later! 

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

Any free?

If you ask id-extra, it doesn't seem to daunting to add it as a fourth extraction option. And given the amount of work it (likely) will save for you, $49 is not that much.

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And one more - http://adobeindesign.ru/2009/12/26/sript-extract-pages/

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Yeh saw those - they don't do what I need.

I should probably just learn scripting myself.

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Eugene, you're totally right! 

… If you need such a script today and learn scripting very, very quickly, it's doable! … It's only 15h45 in France!! 

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I'm 30% through this project doing it manually and will be finished by end of day.

Script would have taken longer to write - and considering it's a one off I wouldn't be willing pay.

Probably never do it again.

Thanks anyway

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I've hit a bump in the road. The original file was setup with incorrect master pages - and the left master head is different to the right.

I've to start over... sigh

Now - I think I found a better way to do this. Export all as single pages using script mentioned

Then I can recombine files using another script.

adobe indesign - Can you merge multiple .indd files into one editable .indd without using book? - Gr...

Thanks for all the help.

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