Skip navigation
Swaminathan MRMWRITES
Currently Being Moderated

Importing PDF Files to Framemaker

Aug 2, 2012 11:45 PM

Tags: #import #fm10

Hi all, 

 

I have a query. How do I import a PDF file to a FM File. The PDF files are years old and we dont have the source file now. To update the files, Im trying to

retrieve the source files. I did try the File -> Import -> File, Select the document, select the Copy Into Document option and import option.  The document is imported as reference and not an editable file.

 

Can someone help me with a solution.

 
Replies
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 3, 2012 5:24 AM   in reply to Swaminathan MRMWRITES

    > The document is imported as reference and not an editable file.

     

    Right. That's how that works.

     

    Unless the PDF has paranoid security (and you will have lost the passwords with the source, in all likelihood),

    • you can use Acrobat Reader's Tools > Basic > Select to grab the raw text, and
    • you can use Adobe Illustrator to deconstruct pages and recover images.

     

    What version of Acrobat Pro do you have, if any? It can re-export PDF content in some WP formats (not MIF or FM, however). Adobe is promoting this feature at the moment:
    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro/pdf-to-word-excel-converter.h tml?promoid=ITKJK

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 3, 2012 8:22 AM   in reply to Swaminathan MRMWRITES

    In Acrobat X Pro, you can use File> Save As> and then choose Microsoft

    Word or Other Options to retrieve text-- though it will probably need

    some cleanup afterwards. Tools> Document Processing> Export All Images

    can retrieve graphics.

     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points