New script to output single pages to Interactive PDF
In InDesign CS5, if you output a facing pages document using the “Adobe PDF (Interactive)” export option, the facing pages always output as spreads. There isn’t any way in the user interface to choose to output individual pages instead of spreads.
But, I realized recently that in the scripting model there’s a command to toggle spread output on and off for interactive PDF export. So I whipped up a quick script to expose this.
You can download the “InteractivePDFSpreads ON/OFF” scripts here.
Using the scripts is simple. If you want to make all future Interactive PDFs export as single pages, run the “InteractivePDFSpreadsOFF” script, and then export as many PDFs as you want using the “Adobe PDF (Interactive)” option. If at any point in the future you wish to output interactive PDFs as spreads, just run the “InteractivePDFSpreadsON” script.
I hope you find this little script useful!