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Export selection ignores some elements

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Oct 16, 2020

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I have some text and other elements arranged the way I want. I draw a 210 x 297mm box, fill=0 line colour=0 around the elements. select all the elements and the box and export selection as PDF.

When I place the resultant file in InDesign it ignores the outer box and the size of the graphic seems to be the bounding box of the elements.

I want the invisible A4 box I drew so I can place the graphic at 0,0 on the page in InDesign and all the elements are in the correct place. Any one know how I can do this?

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Export selection ignores some elements

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I have some text and other elements arranged the way I want. I draw a 210 x 297mm box, fill=0 line colour=0 around the elements. select all the elements and the box and export selection as PDF.

When I place the resultant file in InDesign it ignores the outer box and the size of the graphic seems to be the bounding box of the elements.

I want the invisible A4 box I drew so I can place the graphic at 0,0 on the page in InDesign and all the elements are in the correct place. Any one know how I can do this?

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When placing the pdf in InDesign, check the options (or hold down the Shift key when selecting the pdf to place).  Crop to Art seems to work.

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Hi. Maybe is better to create an artboard to the desired size (not create a box) and export or save it to PDF format.

Also, when you import a PDF in InDesign, if you press the shift key before click Open button, you can select different "PDF boxes" in the "Crop to" option.

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Marlon Ceballos.

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