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keep interactive pdf in import of a new document indesign

New Here ,
Feb 17, 2020 Feb 17, 2020

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Hello,

 

When I import an interactive pdf into a new indesign document and export it in interactive pdf format, I don't have the available functions. I tried to import the native indesign file but it doesn't change anything. Do you have a solution?

 

Thanks a lot.

 

Romain

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 17, 2020 Feb 17, 2020
That is not possible.

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Feb 17, 2020 Feb 17, 2020

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That is not possible.

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Feb 17, 2020 Feb 17, 2020

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Bob is right, InDesign don't have such features. You're need to re-create all need it interactive things directly in InDesign or try to work with Acrobat Pro (it depends of your tasks).

  

For example, years ago in a galaxy far far away I was do some big interactive technical manuals where resulted PDF was collected from many PDFs that was created in InDesign, some 3d-PDF software, some video-software, buttons created directly in Acrobat Pro and automatcally spreaded to all pages, etc/etc/etc, and all of that was combine into one "body"-pdf with special scripts through Acrobat Pro. 

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Feb 19, 2020 Feb 19, 2020

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Thanks for your response !

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Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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Yes, thank you for this refresher answer. That is exactly the workaround I used before. Thankfully the sweet-search-sprites were on duty today and led me to this post. Ah yes, there is a workaround for everything. Even in PageMaker 1.0. 

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Feb 17, 2020 Feb 17, 2020

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"Do you have a solution?"

May be:

- If you want to edit form fields, comments or multimedia objects you should use Acrobat Pro directly.

- If you want to edit the layout, edit the native INDD file and export it as PDF (a "flat" PDF, without interactivity). Open the old PDF with Acrobat Pro, find the "Pages" panel (on the left side) and use "Replace pages" (right-clic or local menu) to replace old pages by the new one from the new PDF.

"Replace pages" leaves all metadata, form fields, comments and multimedia objects untouched, so you just have to rearrange them.

 

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Yes, thank you for this refresher answer. That is exactly the workaround I used before. Thankfully the sweet-search-sprites were on duty today and led me to this post. Ah yes, there is a workaround for everything. Even in PageMaker 1.0. 

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