Can you merge multiple .indd files into one editable .indd without using book?
I was curious to know if it is possible to merge several
.indd files into one master
.indd file that can be editable and preserve all links and images?
I am familiar with the drag and drop method and it does work but attempting to drag and drop 20+
.indd files can become an issue and may cause an error.
I do know how to use the
File -> New -> Book:
although I am not happy with having to click on each
.indd file in the panel to open and edit. So I ask, is there a way to create a master file either in
.indd that will let you edit within one document?
Yes, one can move/copy pages from one document to another.
- Open both documents
- Open the Pages palette
- select the pages you want to copy
- right/control-click on the selected Pages and select
- change Move to:'s pop-up menu to the desired destination, set the Destination: as needed
Repeat once for each document (no drag-drop) and you can have everything in a single .indd.
Please note that it's best not to unnecessarily combine things. Instead, just open up the Book file for a project, then open up all the sub-files and work on everything all at once. Xrefs, &c. will work faster with everything open.
There is of course a script for doing this: