3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 26, 2011 12:35 PM by Stix Hart

    quickly placing multiple pdfs


      I have updated from InDesign CS3 to InDesign CS5. In CS3 I would create a multiple-page document, reduce the view so that 3 or 4 pages were showing, and from Windows Explorer drag a pdf and drop it to the appropriate spot in the imposition. CS5 doesn't seem to "drop" the pdf when it is dragged to the page. Is there a preference or something I'm missing?

        • 1. Re: quickly placing multiple pdfs
          mckayk_777 Level 2

          Not sure about CS5 but why not do a multi select in the place dialog to load your curser and place them that way.

          Having the links palete open before you place, it will tell you which pdf is next to be placed

          • 2. Re: quickly placing multiple pdfs
            emrdtp Level 1

            That will be helpful, but in CS3 when I drug an image over my document, the image dropped onto the page. Not so in CS5, which is what I'm looking for.

            • 3. Re: quickly placing multiple pdfs
              Stix Hart Level 5

              It should work much the same.  Firstly to get it working try a manual place by going File > Place or Ctrl (Cmd) + D.  Then tick the "Show Import Options" box, find your file and place it.  Try again with the same file and it should drop in using the same settings.


              There are a few backwards steps Adobe has made with the recognition of the crop box etc with CS5 compared to CS3 but it shouldn't affect you doing drag and drop.  By the way, I use drag and drop all the time and have some very handy scripts that let you drag and drop different pages of the document, LMK if you want them.