I have used data merge to create 100 PDFs, how do I save each one individually with its own name?

  • You say to create 100 PDFs but are asking how to save them individually. So you mean you have 100 pages in a single PDF and now need to separate them?
    – Ryan
    Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 12:45
  • The latter. I have a document with 100 combined PDFs, how do I create 100 single PDFs and save them.
    – Brian
    Commented Jul 29, 2016 at 19:53

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There's scripts and plugins you can get to do this within InDesign but it doesn't do it (to my knowledge) natively.

I don't bother with scripts or plugins and instead will just open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat after and then its hard to find but go to:

Organize Pages → Split

That will let you separate the document into individual PDFs. You can also Extract and Combine PDF's using Acrobat.

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