How do I create a multi-page PDF file from Adobe InDesign or Illustrator?
Creating a multi-page PDF file with variable data is a relatively straightforward process once you have done it a few times, however, the first time it can be very confusing. Learning this can be done by reading how to do this on the Adobe website. Here are several links that might help. If you follow the instructions in the links, your efforts should be fairly seamless.
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To create a multi-page PDF file from Adobe InDesign or Illustrator, follow these steps:
- Open your InDesign document that contains the pages you want to export as a multi-page PDF.
- Make sure your pages are arranged in the desired order within the InDesign document.
- Go to the "File" menu and select "Adobe PDF Presets" (or "Export" depending on your InDesign version).
- Choose a PDF preset that suits your requirements (e.g., High Quality Print, Press Quality).
- In the dialog box that appears, specify the file name and location where you want to save the PDF.
- Under the "Pages" section, select the option "All" to export all pages of the document.
- Click on the "Export" or "Save" button to create the multi-page PDF file.
- Open your Illustrator document that contains the pages you want to include in the multi-page PDF.
- Arrange your artboards in the desired order within the Illustrator document.
- Go to the "File" menu and choose "Save As" or "Save a Copy" (depending on your Illustrator version).
- In the dialog box that appears, select "Adobe PDF" as the file format.
- Specify the file name and location where you want to save the PDF.
- Under the "Save Adobe PDF" dialog box, choose a preset or customize the settings according to your requirements.
- In the "Range" section, select the option "All" to include all artboards in the PDF.
- Click on the "Save" button to create the multi-page PDF file.
Note: The steps provided above are general guidelines, and the specific options and menu names may vary slightly depending on the version of Adobe InDesign or Illustrator you are using. It's always recommended to refer to the software's documentation or help resources for more detailed instructions or consult Adobe's official website for the most up-to-date information.
Remember to review the exported PDF file to ensure that the pages are correctly arranged and appear as intended before sharing or printing the document.