Try to insert interactive PDF pages in acrobat, after you finished layout in indesign.
Acrobat>page thumbnails>options>insert pages>from file.
Unfortunately, PDF originally comes not from Indesign. Indesign is a target format, which should contain PDF with interactive clickable links.
I'm trying to import interactive PDF with links to Indesign CC2105 document. To do this, I'm doing: "File" => "Place...". Unfortunately, document is inserted as an image, all hyperlinks are not active.
Right. A PDF placed in InDesign is indeed "an image." Reverse-engineering of PDF, interactive or otherwise, is not a function of InDesign.
- Replicate the layout of the PDF* in InDesign as live InDesign-native content, and install hyperlinks via the InDesign Hyperlinks panel
- Keep the placed PDF, export to PDF and re-add hyperlinks in Acrobat using the Link tool.
*There is a conversion product; Recosoft PDF2ID, that may be of use, although I don't have any first-hand experience with it, and couldn't comment as to whether it's a truly viable solution to your problem. I'll leave such investigation and conclusions to you.
You cannot place an interactive PDF into an InDesign document and maintain the interactivity.
Thank you, John. I've tried PDF2ID, however it's not so accurate as I've hoped.
Another option is to draw interactive areas over imported PDF, however it becomes a problem if you've got a lot of links with hyphens.
You can use Replace Pages in Acrobat to change the image in your original PDF, while retaining interactivity.
Place your interactive PDF into InDesign, make your edits, then export to a new PDF. Open the original PDF in Acrobat and go to Tools> Replace pages, and select the new PDF as the replacement.