Due to their size the thumbnails in the pages palette often give little indication of their content, which makes finding pages difficult. If users could name pages and the names would be displayed in the panel next to the page number, that would make this task way easier.
Sally K commented
Oh yes please, ADOBE, we need this so much! Particularly for exporting lots of single PNG or JPEGS. It would save hours of work renaming each file!
So glad to see so many people of a similar mindset – would be such a timesaver. Thanks to the Anonymous's workaround that has kinda helped me on a few docs but a fully integrated feature would be awesome
Martin Cinzar commented
This so needs to happen. It would be great to create a stationery template and change the address 5 times. Name the page per address and then export 5 NAMED pdf's. would be incredibly useful for mock up work.
Yes yes! This would be so incredibly useful!
For now I sometimes solve the need by having a hidden layer on each page with a very large page name written on top of the content.
When I need to see the page names I then turn on the hidden name layer, and with my thumbnails set to large/jumbo, I can easily see the names in the pages list.
It works, but it is a very clumsy and not at all a ideal solution.
Adobe, please add this feature! :)
Please make the change, Adobe!
Here is a workaround that worked for my situation - where each page is treated like a separate document:
1. Right-click on the page in the Pages panel.
2. Select Numbering and Section Options...
3. Make sure the "Start Section" box is selected.
4. Enter the page name in the Section Prefix field. You are limited to 8 characters. In my case, I entered "EN_" for English.
5.. Repeat the process for additional pages.
In my document, this is how they display. Not ideal for all documents, and will obviously affect automatic page numbering - but works for what I needed.
This would be an amazingly useful feature. Especially if the page's name could become the file name when exporting to JPG or PNGs.
Also experiencing the same issue - this change would save literally hours of looking up what page is what when working with longer documents. I'm creating a catalogue, where the pages look very similar. Very frustrating to not be able to label each page in the "pages panel" thumbnail view.
I cannot express how important this is. I'm creating 270 Data sheets and will need to export them as individual PNG pictures, Im then going to need to rename all those pictures, with named pages this would've saved me a WHOLE LOT of time.
Yes in addition to the helpfulness of just visually seeing the page names, it could also lead to some very helpful features with exporting page names to filenames.
It would save me SOOOOO mucn time if i could do that!!!
Dangit. I came to this page because Google told me it was going to tell me how to name pages in Indesign...but now I see that it's a page where people are saying that Adobe needs to offer that option. PLEASE do. I've been actually having some accuracy troubles because Indesign doesn't offer this option. For the sake of my job and my sanity, please make naming pages an option.
How is there not that many people commenting on this issue.. I haven't used InDesign in 5 months and that was the first thing I was looking for while creating pages! I completely forgot that it didn't have it.. so of course I googled it and ended up here.
All their other programs have it! ADOBE, PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
Barbara Leung Larson commented
PLEASE MAKE IT SO!!! I love InDesign, for so many reasons, but naming or nicknaming pages would make it even better
While probably working on this soon, there should be an option to use the pagenames as export-names for export as single pages, such as jpg-export.
Human Person commented
YES YES YES YES YES PLEASE.
I have been wanting this for a years.
The numbering an section option gives some leeway, but the choice to name every page would be the best
please, please please