Auto Flow Multi Page PDF

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Oct 04, 2011 Oct 04, 2011

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I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to automatically flow a multiple-page PDF into InDesign CS5. I have a 350 page PDF that I need to import, each page of the PDF as a new page in the document. Something that works like the shift + click with a loaded cursor for word documents? Or a script that allows me to place PDFs that way?

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 04, 2011 Oct 04, 2011
open your scripts panel, either in apple scripts or java: find placeMultiPagePdf and double click: follow and select from dialogueG

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Oct 04, 2011 Oct 04, 2011

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there is a script for this... cant be done otherwise

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Why not just combine that PDF with whatever you’ll be adding to it in InDesign in Acrobat?

Bob

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Nice share.

 

Thanks Grant H

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open your scripts panel, either in apple scripts or java: find placeMultiPagePdf and double click: follow and select from dialogue

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Jul 24, 2015 Jul 24, 2015

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u r right

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hmmn: just tried it... gives more options and works in ID 5.5...

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Grant H wrote:

hmmn: just tried it... gives more options and works in ID 5.5...

There's an earlier version too, for earlier versions of ID.

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Open your indesign window manu > and find utilities option and click on script panal you will see a script sub-window on your screen click on javascript and find placeMultiPagePdf option and click double and choose your document and enjoy your self

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Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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I have an InDesign Layout for which I need to print two up per sheet...full bleeds so I need to flow the multipage pdf to respect the columns.  I will then trim them out with the full bleed.  The script causes it to align with the upper left corner rather than flowing into the respective columns as a text file would.  Please help!

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Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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I think we're going to need screen shots....

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Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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paper is 12 X 18

Each side will be trimmed to 8.5 X 11 and is a total of 1403/702 sheets

Once the pdf is flowed throughout, I will add the background to the Master pages.

Cheri

Skip letter 2 out.jpg

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New Here ,
Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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Peter:

The only other way I can think of is to flow all pages into an 8.5 X 11 InDesign document, then recreate a booklet pdf, then re flow into an 11 X 17 InDesign doc, then change the page size to 12 X 18 and add my background to master pages...I just won't have the appropriate bleed in the center, but I can probably fudge it when I cut.  If you know of a better way to accommodate the bleeds...I am so ready to listen.

Thanks for your prompt help.

Cheri

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Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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Is this a data merge project? It would be pretty easy to set up that way....

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New Here ,
Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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No...this came from the client as a pdf.

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Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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so you blanked out information that is different between the two sides on your screen shot?

Do they have to be in a particular order?

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Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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Each page is unique, but I think I can mix up the order of the personalized letters.

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New Here ,
Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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Peter:

I think I solved my own problem with this for printing two out and with the full bleed.  Once I flowed the pdf as 8.5 X 11, then changed my doc size to 9 X 12, dropped in my background on the master page, my printer allows me to choose 2 up on 12 X 18 AND choose the order as down then across etc.  THANK YOU for all your help.

Cheri

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Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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Yes.  Those spots contain personal information, so simply put black boxes over them so acct #s weren’t out for the world to see.  Obviously the black boxes won’t be there.

Cheri

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Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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Glad you solved it. As far as personal info, though, you need to delete yours when you reply by email. I'll do it for you on the last post.

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Thank you.

Cheri

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Problem i am having is it does not center it, do i have to write a script, not sure how.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 27, 2021 Jul 27, 2021

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Hi Timothy,

try the MultPageImporter script originally written by Scott Zanelli, now curated by Mike Edel:

https://github.com/mike-edel/ID-MultiPageImporter/releases

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Jul 27, 2021 Jul 27, 2021

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Well, a note to myself:

First read the date of a post, then answer…

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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