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PDF's placed in Indesgin

10:05 pm on Oct 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Can anyone help on this question. If I have a document (muliple pages) I am working on and have someone send me a PDF advert that needs to be placed in the document why it is that after completion of the document I can not make the completed document into a PDF? The document when finished is then made into a PDF and sent to the printers. If there is a PDF in the document then the final stage of converting to PDF does not work. I have to remove the PDF advert, open it in photoshop and then convert it to a tiff, replace back in Indesign and then covert the document back to a PDF, which then works.
Anyone have any answers to this?


6:45 am on Oct 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I wouldn't rasterise it. If it's the PDF that's causing problems it could be embedded fonts (?). Try opening it in Illustrator, outline all the text and save it as an EPS, then insert the image into indesign. This should keep the file size lower and will maintain the vectors.

That said ,if the PDF is a raster image already (a photo for example) then a Tiff would be the better solution...

4:01 am on Nov 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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What error message does InDesign give you when exporting to PDF?
8:01 am on Nov 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Either convert the pdf advert to tif or low-compression jpg & position in the indesign then convert indd doc to pdf or convert indd doc to pdf w/out pdf advert, then place pdf advert into position inside pdf page you converted from indd doc. hope that works.