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Place PDF without Crops

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Jun 06, 2021 Jun 06, 2021

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On my (original pre covid) work station I was able to crop a PDF in acrobat, and then place it into the Indesign Page just as I had cropped it. I have been re stationed to a new mac, and now when I crop a PDF, and place it into an Indesign page the PDF keeps its original size (not cropped)

Is there a setting/Preference in Indesign (or acrobat) that I need to change to keep the cropping I did in acrobat?

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Jun 06, 2021 Jun 06, 2021

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If you check on "Show Import Options" in the Place dialog (or simply hold down the Shift key while clicking on the Place button), there will be a dialog that displays options for cropping. This is a "sticky" setting, so perhaps it was already changed on your old workstation. 

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Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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Crop in Acrobat only hides the crop marks out of view - the crops are still there, just hidden kind of. 

https://creativepro.com/how-to-permanently-delete-cropped-data-a-pdf/

 

That - or as suggested use the Show Import Options. 

There's a great script that I wrote about here - it allows you to Show Options on an already placed file.

https://creativepro.com/script-show-options-files/

 

The script is quite simple - copy this to a text file - and save it as something like showoptions.jsx

var g; (g=app.selection[0].graphics[0]).  
    place(g.itemLink.filePath, true);

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