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Unable to open pdf-files since the latest INDD update

Apr 8, 2013 3:01 PM

Hi there!

Since I updated my CS 5 I can't place the great mayority of absolutely ordinary pdf files into any kind of indd documents. The "best": if I open the last document where I placed some pdf, delete one on them and try to re-place exactly the same pdf again, my german, legal version tells me "Opening of the pdf-file impossible" literally translated.

If I copy-paste a placed pdf from a indd document to another instead it works - I can paste the pdf, but I cant place it (same file!!)

Does anyone have a clue?!

WIN 8 X64, INDD Version 7.0.4




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    Apr 8, 2013 3:14 PM   in reply to bicycle-bastian

    It's possible you've reset the crop option during the placement of another PDF or .ai file and it's set to somethign that doesn't exist in the PDF you are trying to place (Bleed box, or Trim Box are likely candidates). Try showing the options when you place the file and check the crop options. It should be sticky for both PDF and .ai until changed again.

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