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Importing multiple page PDFs into multiple picture boxes in order

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Hi all

 

So I am really not sure if this can be done or if a batch or script would help it to work. I am trying to fill a 21UP Label with address's. The address's are in a multipage PDF ready to be imported like this

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The indesign doc looks like this

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So what I want to do is to import the PDF pages to auto populate the boxes on the indesign file. Sometimes I have 20 address's and sometimes 4 but I just was hoping someone new a way to do this. Like linking the boxes so the pages move to the next box.

 

I know I could manually do this 1 by 1 but somedays I could have 100 address's. Maybe there is a completely better way to do this that I am not considering and if thats the case let me know. 

 

Love to know any solutions. thanks

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Importing multiple page PDFs into multiple picture boxes in order

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Hi all

 

So I am really not sure if this can be done or if a batch or script would help it to work. I am trying to fill a 21UP Label with address's. The address's are in a multipage PDF ready to be imported like this

Screen Shot 2020-05-08 at 9.16.19 am.png

The indesign doc looks like this

Screen Shot 2020-05-08 at 9.17.45 am.png

So what I want to do is to import the PDF pages to auto populate the boxes on the indesign file. Sometimes I have 20 address's and sometimes 4 but I just was hoping someone new a way to do this. Like linking the boxes so the pages move to the next box.

 

I know I could manually do this 1 by 1 but somedays I could have 100 address's. Maybe there is a completely better way to do this that I am not considering and if thats the case let me know. 

 

Love to know any solutions. thanks

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Your task would be a snap with Data Merge if you had the addresses as a text file, rather than a multi-page PDF.

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Hi thanks for the idea, do you know any good turtorials on this, it is something I can look at as an option. thanks again.

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Just Google InDesign Data Merge and you should get a number of videos you can see.

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Hi RogerDodger1,

 

If your using a Mac take a look at this link to see if this script meets your needs....

 

https://www.drscripto.com/place-multiple-paged-pdf-into-existing-image-frames/

 

unfortunately its not free but the fee is nominal.

 

Regards

Mike

 

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This looks brilliant, thankyou I will look into this

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Hi Roger,

datamerge will not help with multi page PDFs. Only the first page is placed.

One cannot define a page number in the data source.

 

You could vote for that feature request:

 

Data Merge - Pdf:{page number}
Chris shared this idea · February 08, 2018

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/33255682-da...

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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