Easily split InDesign documents into separate InDesign files and/or PDF, Interactive PDF, PNG, JPEG and InDesign snippet files. Options include one file per page, spread, group of pages, and more! Super-powerful file-naming options included!
Extract Pages main features:
- Split or extract all or part of an InDesign document into separate pages, spreads, or groups of pages, one file per page, spread, or group of pages.
- Extract and create InDesign (.indd) files, PDF files, interactive PDF files, JPEG and PNG files, and InDesign snippets (.idms)!
- Create multiple PDFs per file, each with a different PDF Preset, each going into a different folder!
- 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 .indd 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!
- Powerful and flexible file-naming options! Use the text on the page as the basis for the file name plus lots more options!
- All settings can be stored as presets for easy reuse!
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)
If you are extracting as “groups of pages” (when extracting InDesign files or PDFs), use a semicolon ( ; ) in the Range field to mark a new file.
For example, typing 1-10, 15, 20; 30-40, 55, 58 will create two files: The first file will contain pages 1-10, 15 and 20 of the original document, and the second file will contain pages 30-40, 55 and 58 of the original document.
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 Individual 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 and/or PDF, PNG or JPEG files, one file per page (e.g. 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 and/or PDF, PNG, or JPEG files, each containing a spread (Page1.indd [because usually the first page is a spread on its own], Pages2-3.indd, Page4.indd, Pages8-9.indd, Page10.indd).
- Extract as Groups of pages: Once again, you’ve entered in the Range field “1-4; 8-10” (note the semicolon this time, which signifies a new file) and you choose this option. The result will be 2 separate .indd or PDF files (PNG, JPEG and snippets are not supported for this option), each containing a complete range of pages (Pages1-4.indd, Pages8-10.indd).
Multiple File Formats, Multiple PDF Export Presets, Multiple Folders? No Problem!
With Extract Pages you can easily save out separate PDFs, PNGs, JPEGs and InDesign snippes of all or part of the InDesign document. And you can save multiple PDFs, using multiple PDF export presets that you have set up, and save each (with its own customized filename suffix) into different folders.
All the above-mentioned features work whatever the target output is: InDesign, PDF, PNG, JPEG or snippets!
For example, say you need to create a hi-res and low-res PDF of each page of an InDesign file and save the hi-res PDF into a hi-res folder on your harddrive and the low-res PDF into a different folder on your harddrive, it’s a one-click job with Extract Pages!
Here’s a screenshot of the export options:
With the settings shown above, the end result is 4 sets of files (JPEG, PNG, Interactive PDF, and regular PDF). The regular PDF uses the export preset shown, and each file type is saved into its own output folder on your computer.
The naming scheme of the files, and exactly what pages are extracted from the source InDesign file can be set in the first Extract Pages window, shown above.
New in version 2.0! All these settings can be saved as a preset. You can save as many presets as you want. Presets can be called up with a single click in the Presets panel of the main window (see screenshot below).
So if you have several jobs that each need an InDesign file to be exported in a different way, to different folders on your harddrive, with different settings, you can now save each job as a separate preset, ready to be called up with a single click!
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