How to split the pdf page into business cards

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tisss
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How to split the pdf page into business cards

Post by tisss » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:50 am

Hi ,

The customer send me a business cards in PDF format, and it is 2x7 up, which the left side is the front cover and the right side is the back cover of the business card.



I need to split them and and get them in the following format

Page1 : front cover of the customer 1

page2 : back cover of the customer 1

page3 : front cover of the customer 2

page4 : back cover of the customer 2

...





How can I get this by enfocus pitstop and enfocus switch? If both of them could not do this, which tool can i use to integrate with enfocus switch?



compendio
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How to split the pdf page into business cards

Post by compendio » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:22 pm

Have a look to callas, the server edition has its own configurators in Switch. Search the Impose topic on their site.

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How to split the pdf page into business cards

Post by andrea mahoney » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:05 pm

To automate this you can create a Switch variable dataset in Pitstop Server with the coordinates of each card in the layout.



Make 14 copies of your PDF using Switch and rename them so you can pickup the coordinates in Pitstop using the variable data set. (Card 1 Front, Card 1 back)

Set the trim/bleed box for each card based on the name you gave it using the Switch variables in the Pitstop Server dataset to crop each card.

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How to split the pdf page into business cards

Post by freddyp » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:56 pm

What you are doing is in fact de-impose the file.



You can do that in PitStop with a Global Action called "Split pages in half". Open the PDF in Acrobat and try that Global Action on the file in question. You will have to run it multiple times to separate all the individual cards. When you get the sequence right, export the different Global Actions as individual Action Lists and add them to PitStop Server in Switch in the correct order.



The input will be a PDF file with 1 page and the result a PDF file with 14 pages.



Freddy

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Re: How to split the pdf page into business cards

Post by tisss » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:59 pm

Thanks for all you who help me.

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Re: How to split the pdf page into business cards

Post by WILLS1859 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:20 am

Hi all new to this so please be patient i have just subscribed to Enfocus an i need to add as a bolt on "monotype baseline (which i understand is to fix any missing font issues) i am led to believe this is free when you subscribe to enfocus any one know how to install this as a add on?

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