Easily split InDesign document into separate files. Options include one file per page, spread, section, and more!
Extract Pages main features:
- Split all or part of an InDesign document into separate pages or spreads, one file per page or spread
- Split an InDesign document into user-defined sections, one file per section
- Enter a comma-separated list of page ranges to save, just like in InDesign’s Print and Export dialog boxes
- Split an entire document into chapters based on paragraph styles: one file per chapter
- Split an ID file into separate files based on the existing sections in the file, or based on alternate layouts
- Automatically combine all the files created into a new InDesign book file (.indb). So, for instance, with a few clicks you can create a new book file containing each spread (or chapter) as a separate file!
- New in Version 1.3: Powerful and flexible file-naming options!
A single license for this script is available at $49 USD. For multiple licenses, please contact us to arrange a discount.
How to Use
Here’s a screenshot showing the options:
If using the range field, type a comma-separated list of page ranges.
Just like in InDesign’s Export dialog box, pages can be written in two ways: (a) using the actual page number as it appears in the document (e.g., xiii) or (b) using absolute numbering (e.g. the 8th page from the start of the document). This is done by adding a + sign at the beginning: +8.
For example, typing: xiii-3 will export from the page called xiii to the page called 3.
Typing: +8 – +12 will export from the 8th page (whatever it’s called) to the 12th page.
More info about specifying page numbers is available here: Printing Documents (Adobe website)
Extract Pages now comes with a very powerful and flexible file-naming system. Easily set up a file naming scheme for each extracted file based on paragraph styles and character styles, and even GREP queries! Plus a lot more…
Learn more here: https://www.id-extras.com/extract-pages-file-naming-help
Understanding the Three “Extract As” Options
- Extract as Pages: If, for example, you have entered in the Range field “1-4, 8-10” and you choose this option, the end result will be 7 separate .indd files, one file per page (Page1.indd, Page2.indd, Page3.indd, Page4.indd, Page8.indd, Page9.indd, Page10.indd).
- Extract as Spreads: As above, say you’ve entered in the Range field “1-4, 8-10” and you choose this option, the end result will be 5 separate .indd files, each containing a spread (Page1.indd [because usually the first page is a spread on its own], Pages2-3.indd, Page4.indd, Page8.indd, Pages9-10.indd).
- Extract as Sections: Once again, you’ve entered in the Range field “1-4, 8-10” and you choose this option. The result will be 2 separate .indd files, each containing a complete range of pages (Pages1-4.indd, Pages8-10.indd). The word “Sections” here is confusing, because it has nothing to do with InDesign document sections, but simply with the sections (or perhaps “ranges” is a better word) that have been specified in the Range field.
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