I am trying to import various eps and pdf files that are vector from different companies that weren't created in illustrator. Everytime I place them in my indeisgn document they come in as a flat uneditable file and I can't figure out how to import them so that they are still editable as the vector files that they are and I have already changed my clipboard setting so that "prefer pdf when pasting" is unchecked but it still doesnt import an editable file.
HELP! Its getting very frustrating.
Don't place the EPS file into InDesign. Rather, ...
Open the vector files in Illustrator. In Illustrator preferences, select AICB (Adobe Illustrator clipboard), not PDF. Select the vector art and copy to clipboard.
In InDesign preferences, uncheck Prefer PDF when pasting. Now paste from clipboard.
Also, you're limited to a small number of paths. If it's too large, it gets converted to PDF. Apparently the number is still 500: