Export All Alternate Layouts as PDFs With Layout Name
I use the alternate layout tool a lot to group different sized content in the same InDesign file.
While I know I can select the layout as a range during export, it would be a huge timesaver to be able to export all of my layouts as separate PDFs and then just add the alternate layout name to the end of the PDF file.
Ideally this could be a check box in the export settings "export each alternate layout as a separate file"
InDesign versions CC2018 and above have an option called ‘Create Separate PDF Files’ in the Export PDF dialog. Using this option, you should be able to export all your layouts as separate PDFs.
Which version of InDesign are you using?
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Carla Hachul Burattini commented
Hi! On the export menu, instead of "all", select "Range", and then write the name of the alternate layout, followed by ":" and the page range you want to save.
For example layout3:1-20
If you want to save a sequence of pages, use the hyphen, but if you want to skip some pages, use a comma.
For example layout4:1,4-8 (in this case you will skip pages 2 and 3)
@Ravi Kiran I am using the ID 15.1.2 It would be a really good to have an option to export separate PDF documents with Alternate Layout Name ( as a suffix).
Where now we have options like incremental numbers, page numbers, page size. like wise it will be really helpful to include alternative layout names.
For a better understanding i have attached a screenshot of the export dialogue window.
The best way i found is to create a new fluid layout with the resize option, then save it wit another name (just to be sure you wont lose the document) Select the first layout, (the original one) delete it and verify if the new layout is OK with the margins, bleeds etc. then export
The idea would be to export to separate PDFs having the opportunity to name each file with the corresponding alternate layout + page number and / or custom text.
That would save lots of time renaming files.
Also, having that same naming option for images (PNG, JPG) would be absolutely amazing.
Yes @ravi ! but we can't select the name of layout in options ...why !!!
Zach Barner commented
I'm currently using CC 2019 (14.0.1). The "Create Separate PDF Files" option is great, but makes each page a separate PDF. My alternate layouts often have more than one page so this doesn't exactly solve my issue.
I know its a bit granular, but having a export option like "Create Separate PDF Files" for all alternate layouts would be a huge help.
Ideally this could even put the alternate layout name at the end of the file name.
My Company Stationery file could contain 3 design options as different alternate layouts. When I export the file I'd like to export all 3 designs at the same time and label them like below:
Company Stationary_Option 1.pdf
Company Stationary_Option 2.pdf
Company Stationary_Option 3.pdf
Hope this helps better explain what I'm looking for. Please let me know if you need any other information.