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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.

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      • Louisa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PLEASE. It seems rather silly that this isn't part of the program already.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please make it possible to convert a PDF file to an InDesign file from Acrobat or make it possible to directly open a PDF in InDesign and make it editable!!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree totally, adobe should have its own plugin to convert pdf to indesign and make it editable.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please make it possible to convert a PDF file to an InDesign file from Acrobat or make it possible to directly open a PDF in InDesign and make it editable. PLEASE DO IT SOOOONNNN!!!

      • Taylor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I join the other voices in saying, WOW, the ability to open a PDF created by InDesign can't be opened by InDesign?!? And it's in backlog as of July 10, 2018. Didn't Adobe move to a cloud platform and subscription service in 2013 to keep innovation and updates happening in a timely fashion? Five years and no integration and innovation between Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe InDesign? It seems like something that should have been worked on from day one of the "Creative Suite" creation.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I actually purchased InDesign so that I could copy edit documents. Now it's basically been a complete waste as this issue wasn't flagged when I browsed the programme. I should have checked. Most designers save docs as .pdfs and as copy editors, we need to unlock those docs and edit them. Frustrating.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please make it possible to convert a PDF file to an InDesign file from Acrobat or make it possible to directly open a PDF in InDesign and make it editable.

      • Roxane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please make this possible! Direct convert PDF file to InDesign file from Acrobat or direct open a PDF file in InDesign would really save time and quality for sure! I don't want to have to pay a third party company to switch formats that belong to the same company anymore!

      • MortW commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If other companies have the brain cells to do the conversion from pdf back to indd why does not Adobe have those brain cells? After all they should know both programs more so than anyone. Something seems amiss here!

      • David B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just a reminder that there are commercial products that can convert PDF to INDD files, including PDF2ID from Recosoft and PDF2DTP from Markzware.

        While it seems like Adobe should be able to simply "add" this feature to InDesign, it's far harder than you might at first expect, especially for untagged pdfs. For example, many (most?) PDF files do not have any inherent sense of structure, so they don't say "this is a story, this is a sentence…" In some cases, it's not even clear what is a single word in the PDF vs a bunch of unrelated letters on the page. The software has to "look" at the page or pages and make assumptions. Some of the third-party companies have been doing this for a decade or more, and their experience helps.

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