Is there any way to find out which indesign file my pdf is exported from?

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I'm in the unfortunate situation that I can not find my indesign file, I only have an exported pdf. Is there a way i can find out which indesign file my pdf was exported from and possibly where that file is located?

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Apr 10, 2022 Apr 10, 2022

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Look into file meta information. If nothing is found, make a copy of the file an open it with a text editor. If you find nothing important go to your computer search and look of some important words. If that does not help, you might be out of luck.

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Hi @Freja239782959k0b ,

Not good news I'm afraid.

You're going to have to do some sleuthing.

Determine the date and timestamp of the PDF, then try find InDesign files in that ballpark if you have saved it.

Good luck

mj

 

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Oh I forgot to add, you can try using Bridge to filter InDesign and PDF files only do a visual comaprison.

hth

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