4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2015 9:30 AM by Laubender

    PDF Import error "doesn't contain a 'Art' crop type"

    michelenelson59 Level 1

      I am creating Proceedings for a conference that consists of research papers. Most of these papers are exported to PDF from some flavor or LaTeX. I need to import these PDFs into InDesign.

      Most of the time, this works fine, but this particular batch of papers is putting up a real fight:

       

       

      When I get this error, simply opening the PDF and performing a "Save As" does not work. Selecting a different crop type doesn't work. Exporting to postscript and distilling usually works, but it's quite time consuming and also adds another step to the process where something can go wrong.

       

      Does anyone know what this error means and if there is a better way to deal with it? Asking the authors to fix their PDFs is not an option, take my word for it.

       

      Thanks,

      Michele