Solved

adobe indesign version 7, cs5 can not open pdf

Posted on 2014-04-27
4
377 Views
Last Modified: 2014-05-05
adobe indesign version 7, cs5 can not open pdf

I am looking create new pages to a pdf which I do not think acrobat can do,
note: doing this with acrobat is another question (not this question) so please do not answer with other suggestions other than indesign
an expert suggested in design.

in design
0
Comment
Question by:rgb192
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 52

Assisted Solution

by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 250 total points
ID: 40026448
Did you try completely closing everything.  All programs.    Open up InDesign, then File > Place?

Not all pdf's are the same and it is possible the pdf you are opening can not be placed using InDesign..  Did you try opening it up in Illustrator?  

Is this your own page or somebody else's?  If it is your own, it would be easier to use the original program you made.  IF it is not your file to start with, you may have to do this the hard way by opening it up in illustrator, saving one page at a time, then bring into InDesigin.  This may mean you can't easily edit what is there.
0
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Dan Craciun earned 250 total points
ID: 40026547
Note that Indesign is a completely different beast that regular text editors. It's a page layout package, which means:
- the layout is very important. You spend some time deciding the page size, orientation, margins, number of columns, etc. Before you start importing text.
- the output is very important. You're going to print the document yourself? At a professional printer? How is the book going to be bound?
- to make any amount of text manageable you're going to need to learn about styles. And use them everywhere. You should not have any text in your document that is [Basic Paragraph]
- page masters are another not so evident feature. They kind of act like PowerPoint slide masters and are a very powerful tool that you'll need to use.

Watch/read some of these tutorials, then come back with questions: http://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design-tips/indesign-tutorials-1232639

And now for your question: if Indesign complains about your pdf (it should not, but I haven't tried importing an OCRd pdf) then save the pdf as a RTF (in Acrobat go to File->Save as->More options->Rich text format) and place that file. I would suggest having the layout in place first.

HTH,
Dan
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:rgb192
ID: 40042545
thanks for information about indesign
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 40042604
Glad I could help!
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The ability to edit PDF documents can be useful, however it may not be a straight forward process. Many non-technical people don't realise that a PDF document is basically an image rather than a text file, even if it contains nothing but text. If…
Update 21-May-2015: I temporarily removed the source code and the code snippets to make major changes to the program. Regards, Joe A recent question here at Experts Exchange piqued my interest, so I decided to provide a thorough solution and publ…
In this fourth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFinfo utility, which retrieves the contents of a PDF's Info Dictionary, as well as some other information, including the page count. We show how to isolate the page count in a…
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now