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.
Todd’s instructions below are fab, BUT only work for PDF files - you then have to batch process in PS if you want to convert ads to jpg or png - which is yet another needless step. We need this built in, not a paid add on from another company.
PLEASE INDESIGN GODS, PLEASE!
*also please add gif export for things created using the animations palette ;-)
Sami Gale commented
If you're on a mac, check out Output Factory by Zevrix. It's amazing and will do exactly what you need. It's a godsend for me as I batch output hundreds of files at once all individually named.
Chad Howard commented
FIVE YEARS LATER ... does adobe actually read these?
I have been using ID for 12 years and I have never seen this forum before, and I still google for help & to learn weekly. 🤷♂️ I don't know how I missed this forum since this is my first time here. It is also the first post that I have read, and my first comment. That is why I am asking if they even read these.
I mean five years and 302 votes makes me think that they don't read them.
I would love this feature so hard right now!
I am constantly having to rename PNGs for social media post designs. This one is this many pixels so it's -FB, this one is -TW, and this one is -MySpace (😆) It is so annoying, and sometimes frustrating (like today)!
Pleas add this feature yesterday!
Todd Magee commented
This feature IS available.
File > Export
Save As: "My Print Ads" or whatever you want your base file name to be
Check "Use InDesign Document Name as the Output Filename"
General > check "Create Separate PDF Files"
In the Suffix field use "^S" or select "Page Size" from the drop-down menu
There is an amazing script made by Mars Premedia that does exactly this. It can be used for PDFs, JPGs & PNGs. If you use the script often, it's incredibly affordable and will pay for itself in no time! A "single-user perpetual license" can be purchased here: https://www.marspremedia.com/software/indesign/export-named-pages
There are also 2 YouTube video tutorials created by the maker of this product. It's fantastic! The first is the original & the second video contains updated material from one of the most recent updates:
Maurice Williams commented
Just thought I'd chime in here--plenty of people need to output digital assets from InDesign, especially now during the pandemic when less and less printing is happening. That script from marspremedia is great but we really need built-in output features on the level of Photoshop.
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Come on, Adobe! Why is this not available? It would be so useful for anyone creating social media ads of different shapes & sizes in one file. It's almost available - I think you can sort of do it when you export to seperate pdf files & can create a suffix based on size. Just go another step on this and create a way to export to jpeg- either based on custom size names or Custom master page names. Seems perfectly reasonable!
Just coming here to say I wish InDesign would add this feature next. I spend so much time renaming JPGS every month!
This script does the job perfectly... wish I'd known about it years ago!!!!
Theo Duijkers commented
All you need is this brilliant script:
maybe the solution is use XD instead of Indesign ? I have the same issue but let's try to think out of the box (op doing banners in indesign sounds not like a good ID as indesign is principaly for print)
I love having this ability in Illustrator. It would make things much easier in InDesign to have this feature available!
Simon Kalil Borst commented
Please add this feature! I love using the indesign interface to produce multiple files of a type, and this would save me a ton of time in renaming my files.
I would love this! Like naming art boards in Illustrator. I often create social media graphics and then make one for each employee using a data merge. It would be great if they exported with the person's name.
would be a really useful feature to have when you have 40 employee cv sheets in one file and need to export pdfs
Chiming in to say that everyone who does agency work wants this too (badly).
Sara Bequette commented
Why is this not a thing yet?? So much time spent on re-naming hundreds of jpegs once exported!!