Add the ability to Name Pages
We build all our digital ads in indesign. 20 pages at 20 unique sizes. When we export to jpegs, we have to go and manually name every single image with the file name.
It would be nice is we could tag the file dimensions to each page and have this information export as a suffix tot he original file name.
i.e. 0000-Client Code-'600x600', 0000-Client Code-'1280x760'
The pages would allow us to assign the 600x600 and the 1280x760 to the page for exporting and would carry over from document to document.
Please and thank you for your consideration.
David Morgan commented
I've got an AppleScript that can export individually named single paged PDFs, JPEGs and/or PNGs. There are 4 different methods to name each file: 1. <filename> + page number, 2. using the first instance of a given character style on each page, 3. the same for a paragraph style or 4. using a CSV file with a list of filenames.
There's a free version available that is limited to 10 pages at a time, the paid version is $9.99 which pays for the occasional coffee :) See https://www.drscripto.com/export-pages-to-individually-named-pdfs/
Just commenting in the hopes someone will see that this is still wanted. The workaround with naming in the page numbering area only works if you aren't actually using the page numbers, which I am, and will be reordering the pages over time, so I don't want to have to manually number them. While some people want to be able to export the page name, I literally would just want something where the color label can be a text label, since I have a 100 pg document with about 75 different page sections, that need to be modified and reordered on a repeating basis.
As someone who does ads for a company, in about 30 different sizes based on publication this would be far easier than having a file for each ad, especially since they are generally the same.
this would be perfect, but you can also batch rename in Bridge
thanks @Evan worked a treat.
Yes ! I would do the same with alternate layout's names !
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!
It would help certain workflows a lot. A little like you can rename Artboards in Illustrator
Doing non-facing pages, each page is a different size or goal.
We could name them GDN_160x600px, GDN_320x50px... or InStore_A4, WindowPoster_60x160cm.....
- Making ONE template file for all the campaign's sizes. and not opening/coping tens of files.
- Illustrator is too slow to manage 15+ posters with over 1 meter in size.
- Exporting all the campaign's formats in one batch.
- Not adding a textbox near each page explaining what this page is for.
I know that InDesign's core is "make ONE book per file" but it is the only Adobe app that excels at managing huge print formats without slowing down.
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.
Erich Tupper commented
Looking for the same thing, but with hundreds of location names. The location name is a field in the file and is different for every page. e.g. Sacramento, Red Hill, Canyon, etc. Can you grab that field data and place it as the suffix?
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! :)
I neither have mac nor wrote scripts for it, but you can try
I am using a mac is there a way this script can be used on that platform also?
@Greg yes, I have a script for this task.
I used it to handle multiple formats and DPI, so it's more complicated.
Rename .txt to .jsx and have fun
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.
Greg Linhares commented
This script from @Valeriy is INCREDIBLE! Thank you so much for sharing!
Is there a way that it can be modified to export PNG files of each page instead of PDF's?
This could be a massive time saver! Especially if the output resolution could be specified! Thanks!
Agreed! Does anyone know if you can do it when exporting as a pdf by setting the suffix to the page size custom name in the create as seperate pdf files? I have tried by it only exports the page size, not the name I have named it.