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placing pdf in InDesign

placing pdf in InDesign

placing pdf in InDesign

I'm designing a magazine for the first time. I have bunch of ads in pdf files. I need to drop the pdf files into indesign. Do I drag and drop? Place? Or do I need to do something to the pdf files first? Once it's in there, can I save the indesign file into pdf for the printer?

RE: placing pdf in InDesign

Hi Chiow,

Are the PDF the right resolution ? because if you want to print (or press), the PDF  files should have the right resolution.
How are the PDF files generated? i had problems with pdf files that came out MS-word (i didn't know that they were made in MS-word, at the moment i imported :| them)
Bad in will get a bad out..

At the Place function you can set the import options. (show import options)

You can always check if the output is correct in Acrobat Pro.

Hope this helps a bit...

RE: placing pdf in InDesign

Sorry. You didn't really answer the question. I'm assuming of the pdf files are generated probably. Because they had specific instruction to follow. Now, do I just place the pdf file it in to inDesign file? Drag and Drop? That's all? No need to convert the files or do anything special?

RE: placing pdf in InDesign

Hi ChiowD,

If the PDF-files are according to your instructions then there is nothing to do, i guess.
Indesign will handle the PDF-files just as it where other graphics.

RE: placing pdf in InDesign

File>Place and select the PDF

When you have the magazine laid out go to File>Export and choose PDF. And select the right settings, you can ask your printer for PDF settings to use.


RE: placing pdf in InDesign

File>Place (Command D on Mac) is always the best method. Drag & Drop is useful when you are placing multiple pdf's on a single page.


RE: placing pdf in InDesign

you can do both; drag and drop or place... keep the link though...  

RE: placing pdf in InDesign

sorry, you can do either not both  

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