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What is the page count limit using InDesign "Book" feature?

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I have a massive graphic design resource that theoretically could be up to 8K pages. It might need to be only 4-6K, but that of course is still huge.

 

Using the InDesign "Book" feature, which I have used quite a bit, is there a limit to the total number of pages Book will collate into one volume? The output is of course PDF, and might end up being 400-600 mb. 

 

Any insights about total page count?

 

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Hi dbonneville,

it might be more a restriction in the number of documents in an InDesign book file than the overall page count that is at a maximum of 9999 pages per document. You'll get an error message if you try to do a document with e.g. 10000 pages.

 

From my German InDesign where I tried that:

 

NumberOfPages-Max-9999.PNG

 

To check if a book file can manage more than 10000 pages, just do a book file with two documents and 9999 pages each.

How many InDesign documents do you plan to have in your book file?

 

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Uwe Laubender

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What is the page count limit using InDesign "Book" feature?

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I have a massive graphic design resource that theoretically could be up to 8K pages. It might need to be only 4-6K, but that of course is still huge.

 

Using the InDesign "Book" feature, which I have used quite a bit, is there a limit to the total number of pages Book will collate into one volume? The output is of course PDF, and might end up being 400-600 mb. 

 

Any insights about total page count?

 

Thanks

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi dbonneville,

it might be more a restriction in the number of documents in an InDesign book file than the overall page count that is at a maximum of 9999 pages per document. You'll get an error message if you try to do a document with e.g. 10000 pages.

 

From my German InDesign where I tried that:

 

NumberOfPages-Max-9999.PNG

 

To check if a book file can manage more than 10000 pages, just do a book file with two documents and 9999 pages each.

How many InDesign documents do you plan to have in your book file?

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Hi dbonneville,

it might be more a restriction in the number of documents in an InDesign book file than the overall page count that is at a maximum of 9999 pages per document. You'll get an error message if you try to do a document with e.g. 10000 pages.

 

From my German InDesign where I tried that:

 

NumberOfPages-Max-9999.PNG

 

To check if a book file can manage more than 10000 pages, just do a book file with two documents and 9999 pages each.

How many InDesign documents do you plan to have in your book file?

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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I have 89 InDesign documents each with 89 pages, so I have about 7900 pages total but only about 95 files (a few other chapters of very short page count). Sounds like it's not going to be a problem! InDesign was able to chug through all the files that make up the core of the book and compile them into one very large PDF.

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It used to be a100-document limit in a book file, but I think that was removed about CS3. However, I would be sure to turn off the auto numbering updates if adding copious amounts of files. 

 

If you don't need fancy typography or layouts, Adobe FrameMaker can handle huge page counts and its book features are much more advanced than InDesign. 

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