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PDF to InDesign CC, PDF2Indesign, PDF-to-ID, Convert PDF to InDesign



PDF2ID converts PDF and Windows XPS files into fully editable Adobe® InDesign® (INDD) files.

Convert PDFs to editable InDesign files. Convert XPS to InDesign files.

Video showing how PDF2ID converts a PDF to InDesign format with a few clicks of the mouse. PDF2ID accurately converts a PDF to InDesign type. An almost exact replica of a PDF file is made in InDesign. Frames Linking, Clipping path on an image & other advanced properties are applied in the resulting InDesign file.

PDF2ID converts every page in a PDF or XPS file to an equivalent page in the resulting InDesign document. PDF2ID recreates the intended layout of the document by forming paragraphs; applying styles; regrouping independent graphic elements; extracting images; creating tables; recovering annotations and other elements automatically.

PDF2ID also provides options for converting or extracting data from a range of pages in a PDF or XPS document. You can extract text or images, or convert the entire document to the InDesign format.

PDF2ID enables recovery and reuse of the contents stored in PDF and XPS files making them available for use by anyone. Since PDF2ID is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign it is not necessary to acquire and install additional PDF or XPS editing and repurposing tools, resulting in huge cost savings in both time and expense.

PDF2ID Tutorials

Note: Layout reconstruction varies depending on document and may not be 100% accurate. PDF2ID does not support Type 3 fonts and user-defined dictionaries embedded in PDF files. Moreover, PDF2ID does not perform Optical Character Recognition/Analysis. Scanned pages of printouts stored in PDF documents are usually images. PDF2ID therefore treats such data as images. It also does not process PDF forms, graphics filters, 3D data in PDF files, JBIG2 images and certain graphics operations. Finally, PDF2ID doesn’t process externally linked files or embedded fonts.Adobe and InDesign are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and other countries.

“PDF2ID has been an invaluable tool for many of Our customers in getting PDFs converted to editable InDesign files;
With InDesign CC support, PDF2ID provides better performance than ever before…”
Chris Kitchener, Product Manager of Adobe InDesign.

Photoshop User Magazine/April 2014/06/30
Rating: Rating: 4.5 stars Rating: Highly Recommended


  • Open, Convert and Edit PDF and Windows XPS documents directly in Adobe InDesign CS4/CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC/CC 2014

    PDF2ID is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign that allows you to directly open, convert and edit PDF and XPS documents with in Adobe InDesign CS4 ~ CS6 and InDesign CC and supports both the Macintosh and Windows platforms.

  • Specify Conversion Options

    PDF2ID provides detailed conversion controls such as converting the entire PDF or XPS file; extracting only text; recovering and extracting only images; and any annotations contained in a PDF or XPS document allowing fine-tuning the conversion process.

  • Familiar Interface

    PDF2ID uses the standard Adobe InDesign interface for opening a PDF or XPS document- there is no need to learn anything new.

  • Quick

    PDF2ID converts a PDF or XPS file to Adobe InDesign format within seconds.

  • Password Protected PDF documents

    Convert password-protected PDF documents1.

  • Multi-Language/Asian Language Support

    Supports English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Russian and Western European-language data contained in PDF documents.