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    Junior Member motormount is on a distinguished road
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    pdf to indesign plugins

    Hi all!

    Seen some stuff on the internets, looking for real people review if any one using something like this here and if it's really worth it in terms of time saving
    - in illy sometimes it's better setting up the whole document from scratch than trying to ''edit'' it.

    Thanks in advance!

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    pdf to indd

    there are some plugins that can open pdf in indd, but the opend file is not perfect

    in our complany we use a rule of thumb:
    small fix-ups are done in pdf (color, few characters, ..., done with pitstop)
    medium fix-ups are done by deleting content in pdf and placing that pdf in indesign
    for large fix-ups its easier just to recreate with indesign

    it also depends if the file will be reused or retouched

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    Quote Originally Posted by duce.erik View Post
    there are some plugins that can open pdf in indd, but the opend file is not perfect

    in our complany we use a rule of thumb:
    small fix-ups are done in pdf (color, few characters, ..., done with pitstop)
    medium fix-ups are done by deleting content in pdf and placing that pdf in indesign
    for large fix-ups its easier just to recreate with indesign

    it also depends if the file will be reused or retouched
    Thanks for the info it's very useful.

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    Pdf2id plugin for pdf to indesign, mixed results, sometime its doing an ok job.
    Astute vector first aid, for when you open a pdf in illustrator. See their documentation on the website for how to use this plugin. This is what works for me most of the time.

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    Last year I've had a lot of pdf jobs, where I wasn't given the source files (indd) - it is hell. I've tried pdf2id, but the price is just too high (also a quite old version). Any tips on other programs to convert pdf to indd?

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