I've just had to export a load of layouts (140+) into pdf. Originally it was export them, fine. I can just right-click and do that.
Then it was add a graticule. Bit of a pain but I can do that without much issue.
Then it was add the company logo. That one is a pain, or at least was at the time, as the map was slow as anything. So I wrote a script, taking liberally from other scripts on here (which I'm now having trouble finding). The only issue is that, at least in Manifold 8, you couldn't alter the x/y coordinates and size of the image (the company logo), so I had to create a separate graphic which was the logo placed in the right place on a transparent surface, which was the same size as the page, to get around Manifold sizing the image to the page. Bit of a pain, especially when some of the layouts are landscape and some portrait.
If anyone finds it useful, feel free to steal it (it's basically what I did).
Set exporter = Document.NewExport("PDF")
Set components = Application.ActiveDocument.ComponentSet
exportPath = "C:\your\destination\path\"
'allows you to set limits on the amount of files generated - useful for testing
'CurrentCount - current amount produced, CountMe - limit
CurrentCount = 0
CountMe = 9999
For i = 0 to components.Count-1
Set theComponent = components(i)
If theComponent.typeName = "Layout" Then
if(CurrentCount < CountMe) Then
'set the graticule - in this case we just wanted coordinates, and no grid
.Graticule = LayoutStateOff
.Border = LayoutBorderCoordinatesGraticule
.BorderRounding = -2
'choose the correct logo image and apply it
theComponent.EntrySet.AddComponent(components("Logo Landscape bg"))
theComponent.EntrySet.AddComponent(components("Logo Portrait bg"))
'export as pdf
exporter.Export theComponent, exportPath & theComponent.Name + ".pdf", PromptNone
'increase our count
CurrentCount = CurrentCount + 1