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PDF2ID

PDF to InDesign

PDF to InDesign conversion plug-in.

"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, Adobe® InDesign

Overview

PDF2ID converts PDF, Adobe Illustrator1 and Windows XPS files into fully editable Adobe® InDesign® (INDD) files.

PDF2ID is the industry leading PDF to InDesign conversion software for Graphic Designers, Publishers, Printers and Creative professionals providing the most accurate conversion.

PDF2ID can be used to recover lost InDesign files; convert FreeHand, Corel, Publisher and other types of files to InDesign; and reuse archived data saved as PDFs with a simple click.

Open, Convert & Edit your PDF, Illustrator and Windows XPS files directly in Adobe InDesign CS4/CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC/CC 2014/CC 2015/CC 2017/CC 2018


Video showing How to convert PDF to InDesign using PDF2ID 2018; the PDF to Adobe InDesign converter that Adobe recommends. Batch convert PDF to Adobe InDesign (indd) type. Select multiple PDF, Illustrator (.ai) or Windows XPS files and PDF2ID converts them to fully formatted and editable InDesign (indd) format in seconds. PDF2ID operates with Adobe InDesign CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017 and CC 2018.

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Rating: Rating: 4.5 stars Rating: Highly Recommended

PDF2ID converts every page in your PDF, Illustrator or XPS file to an equivalent page to the resulting InDesign document.

PDF2ID re-creates the layout of the document by forming paragraphs; applying styles; regrouping graphic elements; extracting images; creating tables; recovering PDF annotations and other elements.

PDF2ID provides options for converting or extracting just the text, graphics or annotations in a PDF, Illustrator or XPS file also; or you can convert the entire document to InDesign format.
PDF2ID is a Adobe InDesign plug-in allowing anyone to recover and reuse the contents of PDF or XPS files resulting in huge cost savings in both time and expense.

 

PDF2ID Tutorials


How to Convert PDF to Adobe InDesign

  • open pdf in indesign using PDF2ID1. To Open and Convert a PDF file to Adobe InDesign CC format using PDF2ID, choose the PDF2ID – Convert PDF/XPS file command from the Recosoft menu in InDesign CC
  • convert pdf to indesign2. Choose your PDF to Open (or Convert) in Adobe InDesign CC and click OK
  • pdf to indesign converter3. When the PDF2ID (PDF to InDesign) – Options window appears click OK to convert the PDF to Adobe InDesign CC format (you can also specify conversion options)
  • edit pdf in indesign4. The PDF is converted to the InDesign CC file which you can now edit

1. Illustrator files need to be saved with the PDF compatibility option.

Note: Layout reconstruction varies depending on document and may not be 100% accurate. PDF2ID does not support 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. PDF2ID is a registered trademark or trademark of Recosoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Adobe and InDesign are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and other countries.