Cannot open the JPG & PDF Files

Explorer ,
Mar 15, 2017 Mar 15, 2017

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I recently to try open the PDF pages, and a file with JPG extention, however InDesign cannot open & a pop up warning appear that InDesign "Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, a plugin that support the file format may be missing..." as per screen shot attached:

POP SCREEN JPG.jpg

Please advise me how to resolve it.

Thanks & Regards,

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 16, 2017 Mar 16, 2017
You can't edit PDF in InDesign directly.As say to you Paul you can use PDF2ID plugin.Here it list of some other PDF-editor software:- Adobe Acrobat Pro (native application)- Adobe Illustrator- CorelDraw- Iceni Infix- Serif PagePlus or DrawPlusAbout JPG. You can do some not-full-edit with competitor software such as QuarkXPress or PagePlus, but you can't do this with InDesign. Because in 99% users of Adobe buy InDesign with CC-subscription where Photoshop is included. I'm prefer to use only photo...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Have you tried File > Place ?

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You can place JPEG images and PDF files in an InDesign document but you can't open it directly. You need to create a blank InDesign file and use the Place command.

While you can place a PDF file in InDesign you can't edit the contents. Also, when placing a PDF or you may want to click the "Options" button in the lower left corner of the Place dialog and check the Show Import Options button so that when you PDF you get to see the options available prior to placing (gives you fine control over the placement).

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Explorer ,
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Dear Derek,

Thank you for your advice, with Place way I can place both in my Spread. The reason I will do with Open is I want to edit a PDF file through InDesign, also I don't to change the original  PDF document size.

Best regards,

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Mar 16, 2017 Mar 16, 2017

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You really can't edit a PDF in InDesign. Do you want to just touch it up? You can do that in Acrobat. If you want a completely editable PDF file in InDesign you will need a plug-in like PDF2ID. Which will convert a PDF to a completely editable InDesign file. So you need to be clear (disclaimer - I am with Recosoft the company that makes PDF2ID) what your objective is.

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You can't edit PDF in InDesign directly.

As say to you Paul you can use PDF2ID plugin.

Here it list of some other PDF-editor software:

- Adobe Acrobat Pro (native application)

- Adobe Illustrator

- CorelDraw

- Iceni Infix

- Serif PagePlus or DrawPlus

About JPG. You can do some not-full-edit with competitor software such as QuarkXPress or PagePlus, but you can't do this with InDesign. Because in 99% users of Adobe buy InDesign with CC-subscription where Photoshop is included. I'm prefer to use only photoshop when needs to edit raster graphics. But you can try some another software such as

- Corel Photopaint or PaintShop Pro

- Serif Affinity or PhotoPlus

- Google Picasa

- many others

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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Explorer ,
Mar 16, 2017 Mar 16, 2017

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Dear George,

Thank you for your information, I will do as per your advice.

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If you are unable to open JPEG photos in Windows, update your Photo Viewer or Photos App. Updating the app usually fixes the bugs that prevent your JPEG files to open. You can update Windows Photo Viewer or Photos app automatically by updating your Windows.

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