Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Batch exporting, part of InDesign Insider Training: Print PDFs.
…Up until now I've been showing you how to export one InDesign document to…PDF at a time, and that's because, well, InDesign only exports one at a time.…There are two exceptions.…First, if you put more than one document into a book panel, you…can export all of them at the same time into one big PDF.…And I talk about books in my title InDesign CC Essential Training.…The second trick to exporting more than one document at…at time is to use a script or a plugin.…And there are several third party commercial plugins…available that have all kinds of cool features.…
But there's a free script that does most of what you need.…The script is called Batch_Convert.…And it was written by a guy named Peter Kahrel, who…has written many of the most popular free scripts on the web.…He is a legend in the InDesign community.…So, here's how you can find his script.…First, head over to indesignsecrets.com/free.…This page is updated from time to time.…So just search here for the word batch or convert and you'll find it.…You can follow that link to Peter's site and download the script.…
- Comparing the Export vs. Distiller workflows
- Using Adobe PDF presets
- Adjusting image compression
- Creating a hybrid print/screen PDF
- Keeping your PDF file size small
- Batching exporting PDFs
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Why can't I open the exercise files?
A: If you cannot open the files, try the IDML file, as David explains in the third movie of the course.