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PDF with page curl effect

Feb 4, 2011 2:29 AM

Hi,

 

I understand that Indesign can produce pdf with page curl effect. what if I only have a pdf file and i want to include the page curl effect? anybody knows what's the quickest way to do this? Is there any way to import multiple pdf pages into Indesign CS5 so that i can republish it from Indesign CS5? or is there any third party software that can do this easily?

 

thanks in advance

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 4, 2011 2:34 AM   in reply to ksng77

    You understand wrong -- the Page Curl is NOT available for exporting to PDF.

    See http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WSE9637270-6B1C-4287-A97 B-0EC73859A3EB.html -- it says "(SWF only)". (Doesn't it also say that in the Transition options dialog?)

     

    With that out of the way,

     

    function(){return A.apply(null,[this].concat($A(arguments)))}

    what if I only have a pdf file and i want to include the page curl effect?

     

    See above.

     

    function(){return A.apply(null,[this].concat($A(arguments)))}

    anybody knows what's the quickest way to do this?

     

    See above.

     

    function(){return A.apply(null,[this].concat($A(arguments)))}

    Is there any way to import multiple pdf pages into Indesign CS5 so that i can republish it from Indesign CS5?

    or is there any third party software that can do this easily?

     

    Sure. Search for "Scott Zanelli's PDF Import script".

     

    (... If all you wanted was to get that nice page curl in your PDF, you probably stopped reading already.)

     
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    Feb 4, 2011 3:31 AM   in reply to [Jongware]-9BC6tI

    Wasn't there a way to place a SWF into InDesign with the page curl. Then export that to PDF?

     

    It's just a SWF in a PDF wrapper, but it worked. Unfortunately I can't get this to work for me when I try it?

     
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    Feb 4, 2011 5:44 AM   in reply to Eugene Tyson

    I think you would be better off doing this in Acrobat with the multimedia Flash tool and inserting an [Indesign created page curl .swf] into a PDF

     
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    Feb 4, 2011 6:08 AM   in reply to Jeffrey_Smith

    Me? I think you'd be better off not doing it at all.

     

    You wind up with unscalable, unreadable eye candy.

     

    Just my $0.02,

     

    Bob

     
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    Feb 4, 2011 7:21 AM   in reply to Bob Levine

    I agree, the page curl effect in a PDF has no value. For the OP, if page curl is absolutely necessary, produce a swf. And for a truely engaging piece, you would need to take it to the next level, an app or service that adds zooming, searching, navigation, etc. If the piece needs to be a PDF, produce one for full screen view with any page transition that looks just as nice as a page curl.

     
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    Feb 4, 2011 7:39 AM   in reply to Jeffrey_Smith

    page-flip offers this http://page-flip.com/

     
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    Feb 5, 2011 4:12 AM   in reply to ksng77

    ksng77 wrote:

     

    yes, i have downloaded the Scott Zanelli's PDF Import script. I works in Indesign CS4 but doesn't work in CS5.

    It will work if you put it in a subfolder named "Version 6.0 Scripts" (without the quotes).

     
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    Feb 5, 2011 5:18 AM   in reply to ksng77

    Have you discussed with your client why this might not be such a hot idea?

     

    Bob

     
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    Feb 5, 2011 7:52 AM   in reply to Bob Levine

    I can't imagine why page curl is a deal breaker. Explain the process and cost to them for you to take the extra time and labor to make it work. Page curl is like drop shadows were when ID first came out. "ooh look." But after a while it's just a distraction. Almost screams "amateur" in most cases.

     
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    Feb 6, 2011 11:50 AM   in reply to ksng77

    If this sample>> is something you are looking for, you may want to check eDocker...

     

    With eDocker, you can create interactive magazines directly from InDesign, with hyperlinks, videos, animations etc... and page curl is there too.

     
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    Feb 8, 2011 12:50 AM   in reply to ksng77

    No, eDocker uses SWF files that InDesign exports... but there is also a PDF version of that file published, if you go to that sample, you will see a PDF icon on bottom-right corner. By clicking it you can download a PDF version of that publication.

     

    Embedding SWF with page curl to PDF is not a good idea. I have tried to get it work for 2 years with no luck. With current softwares and technology it´s impossible to make it work.

     

    If you really need to get a single file with all those functionalities, you can create an Adobe AIR desktop app, and bake all those files inside it. That way you can deliver a nice and clean installer file to all your customers, and they can install that publication app in few second to their computers.

     
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    Feb 8, 2011 7:01 AM   in reply to Bob Levine

    Most management/sales departments would rather let a product go out craptastic, rather then take the time to explain to a client why a curl effect that changes your pdf to image files might not be the best idea... Typical, see it all the time in the print industry. Gimmicky waste of resources when you could produce something of value instead.

     

    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink...

     
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    Feb 20, 2014 5:51 PM   in reply to Mr. Met

    Adobe, wake up and provide the page curl effect. My wife just changed to Mac because of the page curl effect. I'm next. Adapt or perish.

     
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    Feb 20, 2014 7:14 PM   in reply to JeffWool1

    @Jeff,

     

    Adobe isn't here, just users like you (many of whom disagree with you, by the way). If you have a feature request, make it here:

     

    Adobe - Feature Request/Bug Report Form

     
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    Feb 21, 2014 7:10 AM   in reply to JeffWool1

    @JeffWool1,

     

    It's no longer Adobe in charge of whether or not the page curl is added to PDF files.

     

    PDF is now an open standard and as such it is a group that has to approve changes to the basic file format to support page curl.

     

    I doubt there would be a major change like that.

     

    In addition, it would be extremely problematic for anyone to put a page curl PDF based on SWF (which is what the actual page curl is) because it wouldn't be able to be seen on tablets. And SWF files will never play again on tablets. In fact, it is getting more difficult to get them to play on computers.

     

    Finally, your wife didn't have to switch to the Mac just for the page curl. That is a cross platform SWF feature. But again, it is only for desktop devices.

     

    It is possible to get a page curl effect on tablets, but that is not an SWF feature.

     

    Best,

     

    Sandee

     
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    Feb 21, 2014 7:22 AM   in reply to Sandee Cohen

    In fact, it is getting more difficult to get them to play on computers.

    Sandy, your not a Candy Crush fan?

     

    And SWF files will never play again on tablets

    Not that it matters, but checkout the Photon browser app, works surprisingly well.

     
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