Convert PDF to INDD
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC can edit PDF's read images and text, and it is possible to edit, so why is this function not available in Adobe Indesign? Indesign has more control and the only feature that will needed to be added is detecting strokes/filled objects converting filled lines or shapes to one to the other.
Thank you all for the feedback.
We have added this feature in our backlog. Will share more updates when we pick this up for implementation.
I am on the production site. Customers often send PDFs. At the moment my solution is affinity, but it should be indesign - not to change programs in the middle of the process.
Nuno Ferreira commented
Affinity Publisher allows to import PDF into Indesign with editable text. Of course it depends on the way the PDF is structured, but it is a really nice feature.
Adobe, wake UP!
Indesign paying customers deserve A LOT MORE for the money the subscription costs!
Amber dawe commented
This feature is significant; for example, when creating in Adobe Express, you can only download it as a PNG, JPEG or PDF, which doesn't give you many options to expand. Still, if I could convert pdfs to INDD, I would be able to make edits while also allowing you to change the file so you can send it to clients who only have access to Microsoft software. It also would save me so much time! Please look into this. I don't want to have to pay for other programs when I want to stay with adobe; it is just earlier.
Ashley Watson commented
Please take a look at this, the extensions you can buy are so expensive and should be a built in feature considering most the PDFs have been created in indesign. Thanks
Currently use Markzware plug in but agree to make InDesign fullly functional pdf to idml would be a great feature to have in Indesign
Ken Maynard commented
Hey Adobe... Get this one out of the backlog and make it a priority -- it's been in your backlog for almost 3 YEARS!!!
This is such an essential, nonsense need. My creative team could have saved about 4 hours this week had we been able to recover a layout from the PDF generated from the original InDesign source file... after that InDesign file was corrupted.
PLEASE stop sleeping on this one.
Hoshiyar Singh commented
Abinav and team, pls let us know when this feature would be taken into consideration...
George Salnik commented
Is what your backlog says? Are we need to wait some ten years more?
Pistle Jumbo commented
Marketing manager of CPZ media a world famous clipping Path and Photo editing service.
There are few ways to convert a PDF file to INDD (Indesign) file.
Using converter Plugin
2. Create it manually
3. Use Acrobat's OCR on the PDF
4. Manually Recreate
5. Markzware Plug-in
6. Directly Import PDF to InDesign
I suggest you to use the plugin.
We need to Convert PDF to INDD.
PLEASE!!! it is 2020 and we already paying so much for the suit, we shouldn't be paying 3rd parties for this feature.
Carlo Lirio commented
YES, PLEASE! WE BADLY NEED THIS FEATURE. :(
I found a very good and cheap solution on PDF to INDD Converter | Fast, reliable & cheap | pdfheroes.com — you can upload your files there and get all ressources and .INDD files back within 24 hours. It worked very well for me.
Calamus SL, which is no longer supported, could open PDF files and edit them years ago. So it’s a shame InDesign can’t do it.
Aditya Sinha commented
Even in 2020 people are asking for this feature. Adobe even that voted up volume is low, it will be a super rich feature to have.
Michael W. Perry, writer and editor commented
I agree that this is a much needed feature. After all, Adobe/Aldus invented PDF. Adobe products should work with PDFs in both directions. I have a host of books with their PDFs done in Framemaker before Adobe killed its Mac version. I'd love to be able to bring them into InDesign to create new versions.
Ken Maynard commented
Agreed... the ">> PDF2DTP already offers this feature... Couldn't be easier!" option is yet another diversion from a feature that should be easy enough to implement since Adobe does, afterall, own the underlying technology for Acrobat and InDesign.
George Salnik commented
>> PDF2DTP already offers this feature... Couldn't be easier!
No, David - it couldn't. Did you see a price? Did you try it this on complex publications?
It better to use Serif Affinity for such tasks now. Nevermind - we need native feature, not a toys like a payment plugins.
David Dilling commented
PDF2DTP already offers this feature. From Markzware, an approved Adobe third-party developer: https://markzware.com/products/pdf2dtp/ You can convert multi-page PDFs right into InDesign with a click. Couldn't be easier!
So need this option. Please!
you can do this illustrator. But you will find it's a ******* mess, depending on how that pdf was created.