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advice - From PDF

Mar 6, 2012 6:41 AM

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.

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    Mar 6, 2012 6:52 AM   in reply to Karl B Cartwright

    The only thing that will currently open a PDF for editing in ID is the PDF2ID plugin from Recosoft:


    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.

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    Mar 6, 2012 7:14 AM   in reply to Karl B Cartwright

    From Acrobat, you can save the PDF as text or rich text. If the document was well-styled, import the rtf into a new ID document that matched the layout and format of the original.

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    Mar 29, 2012 9:00 AM   in reply to Peter Spier 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.

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