Highlighted

Unable to open any PDF in InDesign [17Jan2018]

New Here ,
Jan 17, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I just started having issues opening a multi-page PDF in InDesign, and initially thought it was just the file having some sort of protection or possibly corruption.  However I was able to open the same file in Photoshop, so I created a new INDD file, exported the PDF to desktop, and then tried to open, but still received the same error, which is:

"Cannot open the file "Test-1.pdf".  Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, a plug-in that supports the file format may be missing, or the file may be open in another application."

This same "Test.pdf" file opens without issue in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.  Yes, I've checked for and downloaded the latest InDesign updates as well as completely uninstalled InDesign and re-installed, with no change to the original issue.

Operating System is Windows 10 Home 64bit

InDesign version is 13.0.1 x64

Thanks in advance for any pointers.

Matt Sanchez

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Steve Werner | Adobe Community Professional

InDesign has never supported opening PDF files.

You can place PDF files (File > Place) as graphics into InDesign. You cannot edit them. Interactivity is not supported when a PDF is placed.

Views

1.9K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Unable to open any PDF in InDesign [17Jan2018]

New Here ,
Jan 17, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I just started having issues opening a multi-page PDF in InDesign, and initially thought it was just the file having some sort of protection or possibly corruption.  However I was able to open the same file in Photoshop, so I created a new INDD file, exported the PDF to desktop, and then tried to open, but still received the same error, which is:

"Cannot open the file "Test-1.pdf".  Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, a plug-in that supports the file format may be missing, or the file may be open in another application."

This same "Test.pdf" file opens without issue in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.  Yes, I've checked for and downloaded the latest InDesign updates as well as completely uninstalled InDesign and re-installed, with no change to the original issue.

Operating System is Windows 10 Home 64bit

InDesign version is 13.0.1 x64

Thanks in advance for any pointers.

Matt Sanchez

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Steve Werner | Adobe Community Professional

InDesign has never supported opening PDF files.

You can place PDF files (File > Place) as graphics into InDesign. You cannot edit them. Interactivity is not supported when a PDF is placed.

Views

1.9K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Jan 17, 2018 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 17, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

InDesign has never supported opening PDF files.

You can place PDF files (File > Place) as graphics into InDesign. You cannot edit them. Interactivity is not supported when a PDF is placed.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jan 17, 2018 0
New Here ,
Nov 13, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The seems like a missed opportunity. I'm surprised Adobe hasn't fixed this. 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 13, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 13, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

It's in the backlog of feature requests at InDesign User Voice. You can vote for it here:

 

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/30985276-co...

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 13, 2020 1
Adobe Employee ,
Jan 17, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jan 17, 2018 0