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I once heard that it was possible to do this with version 2 (somewhere out there is a script) Is this some how possible with version 3??? PLEASE HELP!!!! If it's possible with version 2 could someone please point me to the script??? Many thanks in advance. =) -Herb [email]herbshousenumericmoves.com[/email]...

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    I once heard that it was possible to do this with version 2 (somewhere out there is a script) Is this some how possible with version 3???

    PLEASE HELP!!!!

    If it's possible with version 2 could someone please point me to the script???

    Many thanks in advance. =)

    -Herb

    [email]herbshousenumericmoves.com[/email]
    Herbert_Weigelt@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I once heard that it was possible to do this with version 2 (somewhere out there is a script) Is this some how possible with version 3???

    PLEASE HELP!!!!

    If it's possible with version 2 could someone please point me to the script???

    Many thanks in advance. =)

    -Herb

    [email]herbshousenumericmoves.com[/email]
    Herbert_Weigelt@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Script for version 2 - Adobe Studio.
    Script for version 3 - search in this forum.
    Oleg Eltsov Guest

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    A PDF can be placed in InDesign using File > Place

    Are you trying to do something more than this? If you want to import a
    multi-page PDF, there is indeed a script. But you don't actually say that
    that's your problem.

    k


    Ken_Grace@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I'm looking at importing 162 pages (some of which need to be edited) where the origin of this pdf has been automatically generated in Linux. (my problem)

    I can’t seem to find the script… Can you direct me to it?
    Herbert_Weigelt@adobeforums.com Guest

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    [email]Herbert_Weigeltadobeforums.com[/email] wrote:
    > I'm looking at importing 162 pages (some of which need to be edited)
    You cannot edit a PDF in InDesign.

    Simon Warner Guest

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    Not good... Any suggestions?
    Herbert_Weigelt@adobeforums.com Guest

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    > Not good... Any suggestions?

    Well, InDesign and especially Illustrator aren't PDF editors, whereas PDF
    isn't an intermediate file exchange format, it was planned to be a closed
    file as is. For minimal corrections (e.g. typo errors) I suggest the Acrobat
    plugin Enfocus Pitstop. It's a very mighty PDF editing tool, but it will
    cost you something.

    Jens


    Jens Schulze Guest

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    Jens Schulze wrote in
    news:BDD0424223C0FFBF60166B6E751DABF7in.webx.la2e afNXanI:
    >> Not good... Any suggestions?
    >
    > Well, InDesign and especially Illustrator aren't PDF editors
    Many (but not necessarily all) PDFs can be opened in Illustrator and
    edited just fine.
    Guy_Smiley@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Do you mean to say that you can open multible pdf pages in Illustrator? If so... If you have the time, can you please explain to me briefly how to go about this.
    Herbert_Weigelt@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Seriously?

    File > Open

    Simon Warner Guest

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    Are you trying to do something more than this? If you want to import a
    multi-page PDF, there is indeed a script. But you don't actually say that
    that's your problem.




    I ran a search to find out how I can place a multiple page PDF and I found this thread.
    Someone please post the script to place multiple page PDF in InDesign CS. It would really help me a lot since I have a section of my manuals where I need to place several multi-page PDFs on.

    TIA
    Gabriel_Ayala@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Simon,

    I am trying out InDesign CS on a PC - have the 30 day trial. One of the most important things for us to do is import PDF files.

    File, Open does NOT show my PDF files. When I change the filter to All Files and grab a PDF, inDesign yells at me that I'm not supposed to do that and it cancels the process.

    Is there a plug in somewhere, or did I forget to tilt my head sideways, or ..what?

    I did some searching of the forum and knowledgebase, but all I keep seeing is that it CAN be done, but it doesn't work for me...

    Thanks,
    RLS
    RandyLSmith@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Sorry - never mind. Found File -> Place works.
    RLS
    RandyLSmith@adobeforums.com Guest

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    File -> Place works




    It works but it doesn't allow you to place several pages at once.
    Gabriel_Ayala@adobeforums.com Guest

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    //PlaceMultipagePDF.js
    //An InDesign CS script
    //Places all of the pages of a multi-page PDF in a new doent.
    //
    //Display a standard Open File dialog box.
    var myPDFFile = File.openDialog("Choose a PDF File");
    if((myPDFFile != "")&&(myPDFFile != null)){
    var myDoent = myDoentSetup();
    myPlacePDF(myDoent, myPDFFile);
    }
    function myDoentSetup(){
    //Edit these settings to change the doent setup.
    var myDoent = app.doents.add();
    myDoent.viewPreferences.horizontalMeasurementUn its = MeasurementUnits.points;
    myDoent.viewPreferences.verticalMeasurementUnit s = MeasurementUnits.points;
    myDoent.doentPreferences.pageHeight = 792;
    myDoent.doentPreferences.pageWidth = 612;
    myDoent.doentPreferences.facingPages = false;
    var myMasterSpread = myDoent.masterSpreads.item(0);
    var myBreak = false;
    while(myBreak == false){
    if(myMasterSpread.pages.length > 1){
    myMasterSpread.pages.item(0).remove();
    }
    else{
    myBreak = true;
    }
    }
    var myMarginPreferences = myMasterSpread.pages.item(0).marginPreferences;
    myMarginPreferences.top = 0;
    myMarginPreferences.left = 0;
    myMarginPreferences.bottom = 0;
    myMarginPreferences.right = 0;
    return myDoent;
    }
    function myPlacePDF(myDoent, myPDFFile){
    var myPDFPage;
    app.pdfPlacePreferences.pdfCrop = PDFCrop.cropMedia;
    var myCounter = 1;
    var myFirstPage = 0;
    var myBreak = false;
    while(myBreak == false){
    app.pdfPlacePreferences.pageNumber = myCounter;
    if(myCounter > 1){
    myDoent.pages.add();
    }
    myPDFPage = myDoent.pages.item(-1).place(File(myPDFFile), [0,0]);
    if(myCounter == 1){
    myFirstPage = myPDFPage.pdfAttributes.pageNumber;
    }
    if((myCounter > 1)&&(myPDFPage.pdfAttributes.pageNumber == myFirstPage)){
    myDoent.pages.item(-1).remove();
    myBreak = true;
    }
    myCounter = myCounter + 1;
    }
    }
    Gabriel_Ayala@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Tha major issue in editing PDFs in Illustrator is fonts. If you have all the fonts that appear in the PDF installed on the editing machine (the exact fonts, not just a font with the same name), you can usually achieve good results.

    That said, Illustrator can edit only single-page PDFs. I'd suggest using Acrobat (full version, not just the reader) to split your file into individual pages. There are third-party tools that will do this, I think, but I've not used any of them.
    Stu_Bloom@adobeforums.com Guest

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    The purchase of third party tools will allow some pretty thorough
    editing in Acrobat itself. And you don't need any tools to extract
    pages; Acrobat can handle that all by itself.

    BTW, you can open individual pages in Illustrator, but must be very
    careful not to simply hit save since it will over write the original file.

    Like Stu, I've found Illustrator to be pretty good at editing PDFs but
    it's not something I depend on doing.

    Bob

    Bob_Levine Guest

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    [email]Stu_Bloomadobeforums.com[/email] wrote in news:3bb4eefa.15webx.la2eafNXanI:
    > Tha major issue in editing PDFs in Illustrator is fonts.
    And text flow. Depending upon how the PDF was created, text can come in
    with each word a separate object, or at best, each line as a separate
    object.
    Guy_Smiley@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Hello Gabriel,

    I found out (the hard way) that a PDF is a "dog done format" a kind of photo of sort. This doesn’t really make to much sense to me. Why? Becasue you can search it.

    A search on Google turned up some big money "non-freebee" tools that apparently can edit PDF files. If they work is beyond me.

    Multipage? Yepper that's my problem!

    Okay Adobe... it's your turn.

    Herbert F. Weigelt III
    Herbert_Weigelt@adobeforums.com Guest

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