When placing a PDF in a picture box on an InDesign document, if the Show Import Options box is checked in the dialog where I specify the PDF file, a dialog appears in which, on the General tab, under Options, I can set "Crop to:" to the desired option, such as Art or Bleed.
Is there a way to set this as a default for all users at a multi-user site, via a script perhaps?
You can set the PDF import options as follows:
app.pdfPlacePreferences.pdfCrop = PDFCrop.cropArt
This one-line script sets the import options to Art. It's a sticky application preference, so running a script like this once would set it permanently as the default import option. If you really want to make sure that Art is always the default import, run the one-liner as a start-up script.
Thank you so much!