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.
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.
Guys, it's so useful to enable this option.
come on Adobe isn't it about time you created the ability to covert PDF directly into Indesign and it be editable instead of us all having to buy an external add in, one we can ill afford! Why are you taking so long?
Quark can already do this by importing pdfs as native objects.
I'm here in 2019 any progress yet?? this seems like a must even if its a separate app on the creative cloud and not implemented into Indeign..
Has anyone even got another solution other than paying £200 for a plugin
Petru Strimbeanu commented
Tryed yesterday the PDF2ID plugin. My InDesign started to work very slow, converted one simple PDF, a chart, about 2 minutes. So, for me, it's not usable. Voted for this request, I think it's a must have.
We need a way ti import some vector graphics as a native InDesign format.
Raphael Vaxelaire commented
I support that! Make it possible to import an EDITABLE pdf doc in InDesign! Thank you in advance!