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.
YES Please add pdf to Indesign.
Please make a plug-in to covert PDF to indesign
Bastian Saris commented
short and simple - yes, please!!
Jim Ames commented
1. I had assume since a PDF is a Adobe format, all their other products would accept it.
2. I have MANY projects that we save and share as a PDF so changes can not be readily made by people who are not using Adobe products but need to incorporate into other projects.
3. Why should we have to pay a third party company to switch formats that belong to the same company?
Bart Van Put commented
Javed, do you want more info or clarification on this ?
Forest Cotten commented
It makes no sense. The most common, in fact, almost only, document export from InDesign is a PDF. But ... I CANNOT open that PDF, or any other, ever again in InDesign and edit it. I can post a shiny picture of my PDF, thanks.
I can't get a PDF.
Bart Van Put commented
1. Recuperate txt + preview of product (sheets) of lost layouts
3. Options for opening : deciding if you want single line text boxes or some sort of intelligence to decide how close text could be together to form a single text box. Font characteristics would be nice but optional. Convert lookalike fonts to a single family maybe ? otherwise I don't see it feasible with the adobe masters to convert back to a single correct font.
1. Sometimes old original PDFs dating back 5 years are keep and wished to be update and changed, but the original INDD has since been lost/deleted, being able to open these PDFS in InDesign as an editable INDD would be very handy, this conversion allowing the document being able to be edited the same way the PDF's are edited in Acrobat: changing text, images;etc. The reason of wanting to do this in INDD and simply not just Acrobat is that InDesign has a lot more control for Graphic Designers than Acrobat, in terms of text settings, set styles, smart guides, creating shapes;etc.
2. Entire PDF in most cases. Note sometimes entire PDFs are only a few pages anyway.
3. Use-case: At the company I currently work at I'm the in-house Graphic Designer. I am the '3rd' in-house Graphic Designer to work at this company in the past 10+ years. A big part of my job at the moment is editing errors and adjusting the format of old INDD documents and exporting them to PDFs, the company packages these printed PDFs with there products. In some cases these old INDD (which majority of I did not make) are lost, and the entire document has to be remade because there is just too much to change and add in Acrobat. These documents have been around at this company for many, many years as some files were original made in Pagemaker, as this company has been around for 30 years now. If I could export these PDF files into a format that InDesign could read and edit it would save me a lot of time in the workplace.
How I would want this to work: The conversion would allow the PDF file to work in Indesign the same way as when you hit the edit button in Adobe Acrobat DC. Maybe rather than having text in separate lines, if the program could detects the same case size for text one once sentence being above or under one another, a nice feature would be to convert these lines to a text frame with leading detected and set the same way case size is when you edit docs in Acrobat. Also adding a feature that detects strokes/filled objects and converts these to one or the other would be nice.
Anne-Marie Concepcion commented
1) Sometimes you only have a PDF file to work with, and it needs to be heavily edited and updated; or it needs to have a full-fledge ID file created from it. Clients sometimes don't have the original file a designer did for them, only a PDF; or it was created from QXP or Publisher or CorelDraw, etc.
2) The entire thing, and optionally, some pages
3) Acrobat does an incredible job of converting PDFs to editable Word and Excel files. It's incomprehensible and a little embarrassing it can't export/convert to a program owned by the same company.
Pierre Ruiz commented
I open the pdf in Acrobat, I export it to Word file.
step 2 I created an InDesign file and
step 3 I import the word file.
step 4 I can manipulate text using paragraph styles, crop images etc.
Direct convert PDF file to InDesign file from a Acrobat or direct open a pdf file in InDesign would really save time and surely quality
Couldn't agree more that this function is needed. Already offered by major competitor.