How can I bring a multi-page PDF document into InDesign?

Enthusiast ,
Nov 19, 2018 Nov 19, 2018

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I have a PDF document which is several pages. A simple 'place' command into the new and empty InDesign document only places page 1.  I would like to have all of the pages in the PDF document brought in on their respective pages 1, 2, 3... and so forth... I'm lost at the correct way of doing this. Is there a way? How do I do this?

tia,

Ken

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Enthusiast , Nov 19, 2018 Nov 19, 2018
You'll want a script. Here is an article I wrote about a script and the discussion (start with the oldest comments by clicking "comments" at the top) provides some good info, too: https://indesignsecrets.com/placing-all-the-pages-of-a-pdf-inside-indesign.php

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Nov 19, 2018 Nov 19, 2018

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You'll want a script. Here is an article I wrote about a script and the discussion (start with the oldest comments by clicking "comments" at the top) provides some good info, too: https://indesignsecrets.com/placing-all-the-pages-of-a-pdf-inside-indesign.php

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Engaged ,
Nov 20, 2018 Nov 20, 2018

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Hi, that script is handy to "place" each page as a PDF. If you want the full layers back, with live text, images, colors and what have you, then you should look to a PDF converter. We here at Markzware offer PDF2DTP:

https://markzware.com/products/pdf2dtp/

I hope this helps you.

Friendly Regards,

David Dilling

Markzware

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Participant ,
Nov 20, 2018 Nov 20, 2018

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and,  for  those  who  have  only  a  handful  of  pages  and  do  not  wish  to  use  a  script … it  can  be  done  with  the  "file/place"  command … choose  "show import options" :

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Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021

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Perfect - thank you!

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