Page Exporter Utility Still Going Strong in 2018!
A number of people swear by the free Page Exporter Utility for exporting InDesign documents as individual PDF, JPEG, EPS, or Postscript pages (or outputting multiple PDF files as a batch process). The bad news is that it hasn’t always been easy to find a copy of it on the Web. The good news is that the script’s author, Scott Zanelli, long ago consented for us to post the newest version (at the time) here. The even better news is that it is still working hard in the latest version of InDesign (2018).
You can download Page Exporter Utility here:
The Page Exporter Utility offers a number of options for exporting your files. For example, you can export each spread as an individual PDF file, specifying custom naming and so on:
There is also a “versioning” option that lets you create a number of different PDFs from different layer combinations. For example, lets say you have one Base layer and three language layers. You would want three different PDF files: English+Base, French+Base, and so on.
PEU is clever, it’s super fast, and it has a darn good price (free). If you’re a scripter, you can customize the script (Scott has released it under the GNU General Public License) and it even comes with a user manual.
We are refreshing our oldest and most popular posts with updated information and screenshots. This post on the Page Exporter Utility was originally published September 4, 2007. For the most current comments scroll to the bottom of the page.