How to Convert PDF to InDesign for Desktop Publishing (DTP): PDF2DTP

Markzware shows you how to convert PDF to InDesign for Desktop Publishing (DTP), using the PDF2DTP for InDesign plugin:

You may, at some time, want to convert PDF file to InDesign file, to have an editable document. And, yes, there is conversion software that can enable you to edit PDF content within an Adobe InDesign (INDD) document.

Markzware is a consistent innovator, with an impressive portfolio of solutions for graphic arts, printing, and publishing markets. PDF2DTP is one of Markzware’s conversion tools and it can convert PDF to InDesign.

You can use Markzware’s plugin for PDF file conversion. See how, in this PDF2DTP demonstration video:

How to Convert PDF to InDesign for Desktop Publishing (DTP): PDF2DTP

PDF2DTP for InDesign is a valuable utility that converts a PDF to an editable INDD document. If you don’t have the original document, but have the PDF, you can convert it into an INDD document. This helps you to save time, rather than re-create the entire PDF document by hand.

How to Convert PDF to InDesign for Desktop Publishing, with PDF2DTP
Convert all pages in a PDF:
• click the Markzware menu item,
• click PDF2DTP, and
• select “Convert PDF…”.
Specify a range of pages:
• click PDF2DTP under the Markzware menu item and
• select “Convert Page Range…”.
Set parameters and options:
• click PDF2DTP under the Markzware menu item and
• select “Preferences…”.
View the help/about window:
• click PDF2DTP under the Markzware menu item and
• select “Help…”.

It is easy to install and operate PDF2DTP. With file conversion software by Markzware, users can deliver INDD documents of exceptional quality, in short time.

PDF2DTP’s benefits help you with PDF file recovery, content extraction, and editing:
• allows you to extract text, images and more from a PDF, plus be able to work with that content in InDesign.
• provides accurate data conversion from PDF to InDesign.
• enables easy data migration.
• enables organizations with DTP workflows to get a high return on investment.
• helps you to safeguard your intellectual property.
• enables the desktop publishing (DTP) workflow to increase productivity.

PDF files may include document elements that can complicate data conversion. PDF2DTP’s features make it easy to convert an entire PDF, or even just a range of pages.

Locating a PDF for File Conversion, Using
Markzware’s PDF2DTP Adobe InDesign Plugin to
Convert PDF to InDesign for Desktop Publishing:

Markzware PDF2DTP for Adobe InDesign Locate PDF FileFeatures in Markzware’s PDF2DTP:
• The Preferences menu item lets you set certain parameters and options for the conversion of PDF files. These preferences include the Document Settings, Font Settings, and Save To preferences.
• The Convert PDF menu item allows you to select and convert all pages in a PDF file.
• The Help menu item will display a small window that contains the PDF2DTP version number, link to the online PDF2DTP manual, and link to the Markzware Tech Support Request Form.
• The Convert Page Range menu item allows you to select a PDF file and range of pages to convert.
• The Converting PDF progress bar that appears during conversion allows you to track the PDF to InDesign file conversion process. This window displays the number of the page now converting (within the range of pages), the total number of pages in the range, and the time usage.

With increasing demands from DTP customers, publishers can invest in Markzware solutions to ensure accurate file conversion. With PDF2DTP, there is no need to purchase additional PDF to InDesign conversion tools to:
• automatically save your new document to the designated conversion folder upon completion of the conversion.
• save the image previews in the PDF to the conversion folder, otherwise the previews will have no link (similar to a pasted PICT).
• save the Clipping Path in the preview file.
• save an ICC Profile, if defined in the PDF, to the preview file.
• save the image preview to a Duotone EPS if the color space is defined as DeviceN and uses named Spot colors.
• create a file in the conversion folder for a missing image which has a known name.
• substitute missing fonts with the application’s default font.
• scale the text using a substituted font so characters closely match their original positions.
• add Character Styles to your application.
• add Paragraph Styles to your application.
• convert Tables.
• enable “grouping” of many small objects usually found in placed artwork.
• include items that when converted reside on the Pasteboard area.
• ignore a large quantity of small objects.
• set the location of the conversion folder.
• write over existing files in your conversion folder.

PDF2DTP is a multi-featured conversion solution that supports the macOS platform. Those who are considering investing in a PDF converter for their workflow would do well to consider Markzware’s InDesign plugin.

pdf2dtp-logo 300x300PDF2DTP can convert PDF document details to InDesign, such as:
• colors
• blends
• runarounds
• page positioning
• text attributes
• images
• tables

Markzware‘s PDF2DTP Bundle Subscription gives you access to PDF2DTP for InDesign CC and CS6 for Macintosh with a single purchase and license. This offers you the most flexibility now and in the future, for one low price.

You can buy the PDF to InDesign plugin via the PDF2DTP page. See more document conversion tools on the Markzware Products page.

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How to Convert PDF to InDesign for Desktop Publishing (DTP): PDF2DTP

Title: How to Convert PDF to InDesign for Desktop Publishing (DTP): PDF2DTP
Published on: September 16, 2016
Patty Talley

Strategic Marketing Analyst at Markzware

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