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Exporting booklet PDFs from InDesign

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by Anagoge, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Anagoge

    Anagoge Senior Member

    Is there a way to export a document in booklet form (i.e. Spreads of 1-4, 2-3 etc) in InDesign without having to use the "Print Booklet" option? That option only allows me to print to PDF, which means I have to specify media size. I just want to be able to export a PDF in booklet/spread form.
     
  2. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    If they are set up as spreads then you can just tick the spreads box in the export box under pages.
     
  3. Anagoge

    Anagoge Senior Member

    Thanks Ally but that's wrong. Doing it that way only gives me 1-2, 3-4. As mentioned, I need the PDF in booklet format i.e. 1-4, 2-3.
     
  4. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    If you want spreads to be exported like that, I think they would need to be set up as spreads like that in InDesign. So you can just drag the pages about by allowing the document pages to shuffle. Or is this still not what you want? lol
     
  5. Anagoge

    Anagoge Senior Member

    Sorry Ally, it's not really possible to manually drag pages about in a large document such as the one I'm designing. As mentioned, InDesign has the ability to print in booklet form but only print to media (albeit PDF), rather than a file.

    Anyone else have any advice?
     
  6. Romack

    Romack Senior Member

    I don't think there is a way to be honest. You'd have to set up your document from the get go with proper pagination.
     
  7. malcolmDesign

    malcolmDesign Junior Member

    yeah... what you can do is send your pages as single page pdf's (with bleeds, etc) and bring them into a new document set to your pagination. it just makes it a bit easier. this pagination for print is something that adobe has still ignored... perhaps contact them/tutorial.

    all the best
     
  8. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain man. I had a look myself a while ago and found no simple way. I ended up working it all out manually. Luckily it was for my own stuff, so small in scale but even so. If you find a solution feel free to share man.
     
  9. MrTiff

    MrTiff Junior Member

    If you have deep pockets (e.g. $49.95 USD) there ARE now InDesign plug-ins that do everything that Print Booklet does and more -- except that they create a new InDesign document or PDF file instead of being a print system feature.
     

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