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Importing PDF into Indesign

Jul 9, 2012 12:06 PM

Is it possible to import PDf documents into the current version of Adobe Indesign ? I am currently testing the software and was wondering if it would be possible to import around 50 of my already published PDF docs to work on it and redesign it with Indesign ?

 

Thank you in advance.

 
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    Jul 9, 2012 12:14 PM   in reply to MasterStudios

    InDesign can place PDF pages as a graphic file.

    It doesn't allow you to edit the content of placed PDFs.

     

    However, you can use the PDF2ID plug-in to convert PDF file to editable InDesign documents.

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 12:17 PM   in reply to MasterStudios

    You can Place a PDF into InDesign where it is treated as a graphic image - InDesign cannot edit a pdf.

    Recosoft has software which can perfom much of the task of creating an InDesign document from a pdf. It would not be perfect.

     

    http://www.recosoft.com/products/pdf2id

     
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    Oct 11, 2012 10:56 AM   in reply to MasterStudios

    We (Markzware where I work), make a PDF to InDesign plugin called PDF2DTP for InDesign. That will do the trick.

     
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    Dec 11, 2012 9:46 AM   in reply to MasterStudios

    It still seems odd that PDF documents I created using InDesign CS3 cannot be opened with ID6.  The odd point being that another software company has the ability and product to do it, rather than the Adobe authoring tool.  Have been using InDesign since CS2 and still find this to be a serious lapse in development.

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    Markzware needs to develop a web site that works with ALL browsers.  In business you do not force your customers to use Chrome or Firefox, but instead have the courtesy to meet them with what they have.  BTW- Markzware does not offer a demo (online or limited use) of the product.  Pricing does not even show until the button is pushed to select the version.   As a designer I will spend money on plug ins that help workflow.  But without a demo how do I know what it really does for $199.?  Two demerits.

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    Dec 11, 2012 11:11 AM   in reply to plummerdesign

    Hi @plummerdesign and @MasterStudios - indeed, it is a crying shame our website does not work in IE and they are looking into this. Thank you. We do not have a demo for several reasons and can understand your point. We do have numerous forms of detailed video demsontrations on PDF to InDesign via PDF2DTP here and we have some awesome testiominals from graphic arts industry experts, Frank Romano, Michael Jahn, Joe Marin and more (click on the hyper links on their names to view what they say about PDF2DTP).

     

    One of many customer quotes we have include this:

     

    "Really pleased to have this product [PDF2DTP for InDesign].  The Beta version was really good and saved me loads of hassle with amends to pdfs."

    Graham Bell - http://www.absolutegraphics.co.uk

     

    Another quote is:

     

    “We have a lot of PDFs from „Word“ ;-) Before PDF2DTP, we used PitStop for the corrections, now we can do it better! As a recent example, we had come in an advert in PDF for a meeting. The ad was in RGB, Fonts not included, the trim and bleed were not correct, etc. I open it with the PDF2DTP plugin and it works very nice. A little bit of touching-up work on the pictures and the colours, but not much… Thanks for the app!”

    Dirk Rosenplänter

    Blueprint Werbeagentur e.K.

     

    Hopefully this helps you see how useful and yet still affordable PDF2DTP for InDesign is. It is truly a gem, especially when all you have left is the said PDF! Thank you for the feedback and we will strive to better that side of it, for sure.

     
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