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Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« on: May 21, 2019, 12:09:56 PM »
Hey guys, is there a way to split up a 10up BC template from Word into separate 3.5x2 business cards? I have a lady that has 630 separate cards, they're inspirational phrases or something, and they're two sided...see the attachment. Is that possible? I don't want to have to place them and manually adjust in indesign for that many cards if I don't have to.

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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 12:45:55 PM »
What is the page size in Word? You *might* be able to adjust the page sized in Word to 3.5 x 2 and then save as a .docx and upload to Zamzar for .pdf conversion (or save as a .pdf from Word). If not, you might have to save as a pdf, and then place and adjust 10 times in ID, and then relink the additional pages to save time.
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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 01:14:14 PM »
This thread made me think of this.  :popcorn:
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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2019, 01:18:44 PM »
What is the page size in Word? You *might* be able to adjust the page sized in Word to 3.5 x 2 and then save as a .docx and upload to Zamzar for .pdf conversion (or save as a .pdf from Word). If not, you might have to save as a pdf, and then place and adjust 10 times in ID, and then relink the additional pages to save time.

That's what I was afraid of.
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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 01:31:51 PM »
Interesting one. I can do that in PitStop 2019 for you. Be an interesting one.
How do you want them, Front, Back, Front, Back, Front, Back...
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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2019, 03:27:26 PM »
Front, back, front, back... The backs are numbered to match up with the front on the other side. I've got the newest Pitstop if it works, I should be able to import an action right?

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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2019, 06:33:15 PM »
Will give it a try, probably won't be till tomorrow though

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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2019, 06:34:25 PM »
Thanks ABC!
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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2019, 09:23:22 PM »
I don't want to have to place them and manually adjust in indesign for that many cards if I don't have to.
I wonder if the PDF Multipage Importer script could help. You can set it to offset by X & Y, but I guess you'd need 10 different offsets for each of those pages. Blech.

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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2019, 10:23:01 AM »
Why is the one side numbered? Looks all common to me.

Would dread a file like this and wonder how much time the customer spent formatting and selecting fonts thinking they were helping you out?

Hopefully it all works in pitstop for you. Only way I could think of doing it would be if the quotes were separate and you could data merge it. Would lose all the formatting that the customer did though. I like challenges sometimes, this one just seems like a headache.

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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2019, 01:51:16 PM »
I like challenges too. Sometimes I learn something on jobs like this that I can use to make other jobs even simpler. This though, I've hit a wall. Unless ABC comes up with a cool action, I'll be manually doing it. I let the customer know it will take a lot of time to break them apart, so we'll see what the finished art from them looks like but, bleh, I'm not looking forward to it.
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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2019, 02:17:54 PM »
i fooled with this and made an indesign template that will split the sheet into 10- 3.2.5 pages per original sheet, but you have to re-link the original pdf for all 63 sheets.. trying to figure out how to relink that automatically for each page in the original document

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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2019, 05:24:17 PM »
Oh nice! How did you do that?
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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2019, 07:05:46 PM »
i dont know if this will help, like i said i have to manually specify which pdf page to import, but it does split it to 3.5x2..

I made 2 additional 10-up pages in the pdfinput file, just to see if the additional pages land correctly, they do.

also, position 4 of your sample is off-center, i left it that way in case the rest of the pages were correct.

I didnt mess with the back side as they were all the same.

I forgot to remove my guides off the master page, just ignore it

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Re: Split 10up BC template from Word to Separate Pages
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2019, 07:37:05 PM »
Nice! Thank you! I'll take a look at it. Hopefully this will come in handy.
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