Dear InDesign Community,
I am working on updating a 60 page .pdf which was is extremelly blurry and unsearchable because each page was individually created in Photoshop (CS6) at size 8.5x11 and then put into a 6x7 sized document via Microsoft Publisher ( I weep as I write this sentene). I am currently rebuilding the file in InDesign and I was wondering if there was any way to copy and paste the formatted text from Photoshop cs6 to Indesign cs6 without losing the formatting. The end product is supposed to be a good quality pdf for web that is also a searchable document. Please advise.
No, sort of. If you can live with the text EXACTLY as it is in
Photoshop, kill all the layer except the text and save as PDF from
Photoshop. Place the PDF in InDesign and it will retain its vector
properties and formatting. You will not be able to edit anything.
Without seeing the project, I would typically perform OCR in Acrobat, create needed InDesign Styles (leaning heavy on "based on" and "next style") and start formatting in ID
I think best to copy or OCR the text from Photoshop
Reset it in InDesign.