In a production environment, you want to quickly export PDF files of single artboards or entire documents without having your document renamed. This script lets you export to PDF using presets, and intelligently name the exported file using the original linked file name, the document color mode, the artboard name and the PDF preset name used.
Also secure the PDF with just a click, so ensure proofs and concept designs sent can not be reused or modified.
Export artboards as separate files
Secure the PDF with just a click using a common password
Add printers confidence strips for large format printers
Export just the currently selected artboard, a range of pages or the entire document
Automatically name the PDF, including adding:
Timestamp, weekday name, day, month, year
The Linked filename of a placed document
Artboard size or name
Total number of Artboards
Exported page count
Document color mode (Helps to capture export errors downstream)
Add in custom values which will ask for user input, such as a revision number
Set a destination to save
Last Exported to Folder
Current document working folder
Sub folder - creating it if it does not exist
Prompt for filenames or save each file without asking
I have a passion for science, technology, computers and design and worked in the design and print industry for the last 20 years. I’ve been a graphic designer, web developer, programmer, print operator, manager and business owner. During that time I’ve discovered that a lot of the design prepress work is a manual repetitive process which is prone to human error and rather boring. So to make my job easier I developed a lot of automation software which has now developed into PowerScripts.