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Enhance the new Suffix feature for exporting single Pages or single Spreads as PDF

The new Suffix feature allows three parameters: ^#, ^P and ^S. So far so good.
To make the feature complete I would suggest a couple of other parameters:

^N for page names
Page names like i, ii, iii or a, b, c or 001, 002, 003 would be possible.
Also names like 200 for the first page in a document that starts with 200 for page one.

^X for section prefixes ( max. of 8 characters )

^A for names of Alternate Layouts

^W for width of page

^H for height of page

^Pt , ^mm, ^In etc.pp. for unit ( unit conversion from actual ruler units to desired ones )

That would make exported names possible like that:
DocumentName_150 mm x 297 mm_01.pdf

even if the rulers show different units.

Prefix string would be:
_^H ^mm x ^W ^mm_^#

In addition to all that: Please double or tripple the width of the Suffix editing field. That would be convenient for typing longer strings.

Thanks for consideration!

Uwe Laubender
( ACP )

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      • Martin Cedes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't make it work! It exports a file with "_^H ^mm x ^W ^mm_^#" at the end of the name.

        But when I use "_^P" it actually numbers it!

      • Shane Allon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there an option that allows the page text as the suffix?
        I have one word on each page/spread and I need to export the files separately with the names in the pages.

      • Dimitris Dimoulitsas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be great to have also ^L for exporting each layer of a same page.
        Any advice on that?
        In need of indesign layers or each object in a single .psd file.

      • Cory Heneker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        why stop at just one text variable - we have a need to export with a separate variable for each page

      • Danny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Option for a prefix would be infinitely useful (as suggested above).

        Also if we could have the option to not save the PDFs in a folder of their own.

      • Stefan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Schön wäre auch, Datenfelder aus verknüpften csv- oder txt-Dateien zur verwenden, um z.B. eine Serie Visitenkarten als vereinzelte PDFs mit den entsprechenden Namen auszugeben.

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