I feel like there must be a really simple solution to this, but occasionally I will export an InDesign document as a PDF, and if I open the PDF I see the entire document. But then if I go to place the PDF in an InDesign document, the object only shows the portion of the PDF that has elements on it. Any white space is cut. Every time this happens, I end up putting a blank white box behind the original .indd file just to fill the entire document so that when I export it and then place that PDF, InDesign will then recognize the entire document. Is there an easier way to fix this?
Sounds like yoiu need to show the import options and change the crop setting.