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Upload a pdf file into InDesign that was created by someone else in their copy of InDesign

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Dec 15, 2022 Dec 15, 2022

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I am new to Adobe and someone gave me a pdf file that they created in their copy of InDesign.  I just need to make minor changes to the doument but can't figure out how to upload the file into InDesign.  Can someone help me?

 

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Dec 15, 2022 Dec 15, 2022

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Use Acrobat Pro to make minor changes to the PDF.

There are converters (PDF to InDesign) available but that may be overkill in your circumstances: https://www.recosoft.com/products/pdf2id/

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Dec 15, 2022 Dec 15, 2022

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The best option is to edit the original InDesign file. Ask the person who provided the PDF to make the edit or for them to send you the packaged job, which will include all linked images.

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Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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When the person creates a new PDF, ask for a PDF/X-4 with sufficient bleed. That is best PDF you can import. Avoid X-1a or X-3.

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Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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You can import it to InDesign easily but not edit it. Things don't work that way. If you need to edit it, get the InDesign file. 

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