Hiding Pages in a Document
It would be helpful to hide pages in a way similar to hiding columns in Excel. I don't want the information gone, I just need to minimize it so I can focus on the specific pages I need. Accessing this action via a right click in the pages menu would be ideal.
Thank you for your inputs.
From the comments, I gather that the primary need for this feature arises when we want avoid exporting of “hidden” pages while keeping the pages visible in the document.
Are there other scenarios as well wherein this feature can help your workflows? If yes, please help us understand such workflows.
Adrianna Lee commented
Please make this feature available - even powerpoint has this feature I'm surprised inDesign doesn't.
Apple Keynote has such a feature. You klick a small triangle next to the slide thumbnail, the slide folds away and is skipped in edit and presentation mode. Would be great to have this as an option in InDesign. Thank you!
sue Boylan commented
This would be helpful when ideating. You could hide your least favorite options without deleting them, while only seeing the select edit of designs. This would eliminate the need for keeping several revisions documents.
Chris Chong commented
How is this still not a thing? So many good reasons have been put forward in the comments.
Don K. commented
This is helpful when for example creating a catalogue, but a certain page needs to be hidden because it is not certain if the product on the page will make it to production. If it does, you don't want to have to create the perfectly good page all over.
horas napitupulu commented
I am making a full set presentation showing 5 components of my project. As the project goes, 2 components are being revised and presented several times, while the rest of the components are already approved and can be set aside. I want to keep the approved components in the INDD package but do not want to keep printing those sections (or un-select it from printing again and again)
Mark Bishop commented
This would be so helpful. A lot of my documents have common pages, but not all are appropriate to every finished pdf. Rather than having to export specific pages, it would be great to be able to turn off a page but keep it for the next time it is needed.
Stuart Aitchison commented
One scenario I would find it helpful for is my portfolio - I have many sections, industrial design, interior, graphics etc.
I would like to have all my pages in a master document, but create page sets and name them 'product' or 'graphics' etc. so I can view only these pages, a bit like a filter, and export it with corresponding page numbers.
Furthermore, I would like to be able to assign a page/s to more than one set, because some pages might be relevant to more than 1 section.
This would be a very useful feature for me too as I often duplicate and play around with the information on a page several times and like to keep the previous versions too.
It would be really helpful when designing alternate layouts, or managing spreads that might not make it to the final product.
The alternative y saving different versions of the same document, which is cumbersome and implies that any further changes must be made again in each document.
[Deleted User] commented
It would be really helpful to be able to hide pages if you've done several variations of a certain layout and don't want to delete the ones you're not using in case you do go back to them.
This feature would be very helpful for when I've designed a spread that may not make the final document. Sometimes I'm asked to eliminate pages where we don't have all of the text ready in time for publication, only to have to add them back later. It'd be helpful if these pages could be "hidden" so they don't export and are skipped for page numbering, but could be easily "unhidden" so the layout isn't lost if they're re-added later.
+1 Should be similar to PowerPoint, where you can right click to hide a slide and it will be faded down though still be visible.
So there is no solution to hide pages as of February 5th 2021? Thank you. I wish there was.
This would be such a helpful and time saving feature! I want to hide pages from certain contributors to a newsletter if they aren't adding anything for that issue, but not lose all the formatting that went into creating a specific layout for them. Please add it!
This feature is so necessary and would be an essencial addition to all the other suggestions in this topic.
Yes! This would be extremely helpful (similar to Keynote functionality). Please add a "Hide Pages" feature! I like the idea that the page numbering would adjust accordingly. It would allow me to try out different layouts more easily.
I'd like this too. Here's an example: You're working on a document for a client and you're including information that they might not need yet. You've already designed the pages and don't want to delete them or create another ID file. It would be easier to just hide them and have the page numbers automatically adjust as if you've deleted the page, but it's still hidden. Lovely!
I can think of a couple of scenarios that may have differing approaches:
1. Revising long or legacy documents, it could be useful to hide all pages that are not subject to editing. Hide pages to simplify navigation and avoid accidental edits.
2. Versioning a document where not all pages are included in all versions. Document has page 16a-d, where the rest of the document is the same but that page (or range) differs per export (e.g. catalog or sell sheet with a featured product and a common section featuring the full line).
3. Related, but it might also be nice to have version control where a page or range can be hidden/locked with attached documentation following client sign-off.
I create investor decks in InDesign, and I want to be able to hide pages so that they are not exported in this specific version, but I can still access them in later projects when needed. These decks largely share the same format with a few key edits, so having them on one document that can have pages hidden/shown easily would be very helpful.