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Converting a PDF into an Indesign doc.

Jun 16, 2012 8:58 PM

Hello everybody,


Is it possible to convert a PDF into an Indesign File?  I am using Indesign CS5.5


Thanks in advance for the help!



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    Jun 16, 2012 9:17 PM   in reply to QntaDesign

    The best option is PDF2ID:


    PDF2ID - Recosoft

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    Jun 17, 2012 10:57 AM   in reply to QntaDesign

    No you can´t.


    There´s couple of thing you can try, but I´m afraif none of them are quite perfect...


    1) Open you PDF into Illustrator and copy/paste or drag&drop the content of the page into InDesign from there. Cons are; you can do only one page at the time and your text will be converted to outlines during the process


    2) Save your PDF as RTF or Word document from Acrobat Professional and place resulting file to InDesign with File>Place commans. You probably have to redo most of the layout, but with correct settings you may be able to preserve text as editable mode and have some styles and graphic elements still after placing....


    Steve´s suggestion is only deasent way to do that.

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    Jun 18, 2012 7:49 AM   in reply to QntaDesign

    And, of course, if you don't need to EDIT the things in the PDF file, you can just place it on the page, and it will be identical in Indesign to the way it is in Acrobat. You can add material to it, and add more pages, but you can't change it.

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    Oct 5, 2012 10:53 AM   in reply to QntaDesign

    The best solution to this is usingPDF2DTP for InDesign from Markzware. In my own experience, it has been fast and accurate on every conversion made.

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