Looking for some advice. Besides the obvious that I should have had a Backup
I created a Listings Directory, in 3 sections. Each page was set in 4 columns. I generated a PDF for proofing.
Hard drive crash and I lost my ID file.
So, all I have to work from is the PDF. I need to recreate the Indesign Document from this PDF.
Any suggestions are appreciated.
The only thing that will currently open a PDF for editing in ID is the PDF2ID plugin from Recosoft: http://www.recosoft.com/products/pdf2id
Keep in mind athat PDF is a final format, and you will not recover things like styles, anchored object settings or probably text threading, so even with the text in front of you you may have a lot of work still to do, and you might not be any further along than if you just save the text and export the images out of Acrobat.
http://markzware.com is actually coming out with a conversion plugin that works with InDesign. From what I have tested and seen, the conversion is quite accurate and fast.
If you are interested in doing a beta test, there is actually one going on right now:
Was very nice to test out this product and compare it to what is currently available in the market.