Convert PDF Colors to InDesign CS6 or QuarkXPress 9 with PDF2DTP

Convert PDF colors to InDesign with Markzware PDF2DTP for InDesign CS6, or convert PDF colors to QuarkXPress with Markzware PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress 9. Here are some file conversion tips on PDF data conversion, including spot colors and process colors, from Portable Document Format to Adobe Creative Suite INDD or to QXP:

PDF2DTP data conversion software from Markzware, can convert PDF to InDesign or convert PDF to QuarkXPress, including fonts, images, and colors. When users convert PDF colors to InDesign or QuarkXPress, the colors convert based on their definitions in the original PDF file. Colors may vary when a viewer displays the PDF, or colors may not perfectly match original colors in the PDF, due to the application’s use of certain PDF Output settings that can affect color conversion.

It is recommended that users learn how to export a PDF to the desired destination (for example, to a printer, browser display, or computer screen) and to create a high-quality PDF that is more suitable for file conversion and can serve as a document backup.

This video shows you how to convert PDF colors and more to InDesign files or to QuarkXPress files with PDF2DTP, so that you can edit PDF content:

Convert PDF to InDesign, or Convert PDF to QuarkXPress, with PDF2DTP

Convert PDF file to INDD or QXP with Markzware PDF2DTP to edit PDF files

Convert PDF Spot Colors
A color defined by name in the PDF is called a “Spot” color. PDF2DTP by Markzware adds spot colors to the application’s Color palette, based on the supported color model that is closest to the color’s name. PDF2DTP data conversion software supports all of the most common color models.

If no colors are named in the PDF, then the Output preferences (in the application used for PDF creation) were set to export all colors to RGB or CMYK. A PDF using only CMYK will not contain any Spot colors, even if the original document used Spot colors.

Convert PDF Process Colors
Process colors are not defined by name in a PDF, so process color names depend on the application. Some applications use percentages (0% to 100%) for RGB or CMYK channels and some use whole numbers (0 to 255). PDF2DTP provides reliable file conversion of PDF colors, as well as layout groupings, stylization, and more, from legacy files to QXP or to Adobe Creative Suite INDD.

Edit PDF with PDF2DTP InDesign Plugin or QuarkXPress XTension
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convert PDF to InDesign CS6 or convert PDF to QuarkXPress 9

Whether you need to convert PDF spot colors or convert PDF process colors to InDesign or QuarkXPress, PDF2DTP data conversion software can help. To purchase the InDesign plugin to convert PDF to InDesign CS6 for Adobe Creative Suite workflows, or the Quark XTension to convert PDF to QuarkXPress 9, visit the PDF2DTP page. More Markzware document conversion tools for creative professionals, printers, and publishers are available at Markzware.

Convert PDF colors to InDesign CS6 with PDF2DTP InDesign plugin! Convert PDF colors to QuarkXPress 9 with PDF2DTP for QuarkXPress XTension!

Title: Convert PDF Colors to InDesign CS6 or QuarkXPress 9 with PDF2DTP
Published on: April 16, 2013
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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