Get a Word Document with Embedded Images to InDesign

Get a Word Document with Embedded Images to InDesign with Markzware PDF2DTP

 Word to InDesign with Image Extraction!

A Word document with embedded images is what you got in. You need that in InDesign (Creative Cloud), with images linked and the full layout structure. Markzware can help creative professionals to convert PDF to InDesign for graphic arts! Watch how, but basically it is: create a PDF from the Word file, then use PDF2DTP conversion software for data conversion, to convert that Word file to InDesign. PDF2DTP also extracts the images for you, with links to the new INDD layout, and allows you to edit PDF within INDD!

Markzware PDF2DTP can convert pdf file to InDesign CC for Creative Cloud

Transcript of Word Document with Embedded Images to InDesign with PDF2DTP:

Okay, so here’s a situation a potential customer asked us. What he gets in are Word files, and he gets in these Word files, and that’s all he gets. He doesn’t get any fonts or images. Now, the fonts he has. They’re standard, you know, system fonts, but the problem is the images are embedded in the Word file.

So, I made a little test here to exhibit the situation, but what he needs to do is get these Word files into a professional desktop publishing layout, in his case, Adobe InDesign CS6, and he needs the images, but he needs them to manipulate and finalize the layout for print. So, here we have a little Word file with images embedded, and we have just some text, just to show you finally what our PDF2DTP can do, because that’s what we’re going to show you here, our PDF to InDesign, how that can help get a Word file with images embedded, to help you get those images freed up and in the correct position within the final layout.

Here, we just got the Word file in here. We are going to then go up here and do File > Save As. We’re going to choose Format, PDF, and we’re going to save that down to the desktop. Alright, so we’re going to quit Word. Now, let’s go check out the PDF.

Here’s the PDF now. Preview on the Mac looks the same. Same would apply on Windows. Can open up that PDF in there. We see everything, just like it was, right? Alright, so let’s get out of Preview now. And now, we’re going to pop up into InDesign CS6, in this case. It will also work in CC, CS5.5, or CS5. And up top, in InDesign, once you have purchased Markzware’s PDF2DTP, which is a very affordable and useful plugin. And you’ll see some of our other tools, like Quark to InDesign, and PDF2DTP. Just go up here to Convert PDF. We select the PDF we’ve just created, right there. We click Open, review those preferences, and the conversion begins, and is done, before I can say too much, which is probably pretty good, because I like to talk, I think. At least, that’s what people tell me.

Anyway, so here we have it. There you go. It is now exactly like the PDF and the Word file. Well, exactly, the Word file you just saw. We get everything in, stylized, all fonts. Most importantly, you see, we get all the images, with the exact attributes, as used within the original Word file.

Now, one last thing to show you, these are all linked images, which is really cool. See this file is, you know, ready to roll, apart from any additions or changes you might need to meet. And I should note there might be some touching up. Going from Word to PDF to InDesign, there might be some shifting, some, you know, tables might have some issues. We do convert tables, but there might be some issues with those, at times, and transparency can sometimes be tricky.

There are some things you might have to touch up, but I think that’s quite logical, just like converting from Japanese to German to English, something’s going to be lost along the way. You’re going to have to address that. Boy, I tell you, all of these phones are dinging and ringing, with all their funky sounds these days.

Okay, so now we’ll go to our desktop again. Get out of InDesign. What you’re going to see here is the job folder, and in that job folder is everything, the InDesign file with the linked images, that were just in this Word file over here. So, folks, pretty amazing! A way to get Word files, with embedded images, right on over into InDesign, via a PDF and Markzware’s PDF2DTP, with images included at resolution and the stylization used.

We’ll click here on the PDF2DTP Bundle on and you can see you can get more information over here, including videos and technical details. There are also a bunch of testimonials on YouTube, I’ll put a link to, down here, and you’ll see how incredible this tool is, for a very affordable price, for Macintosh or Windows. Check it out today.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us on and we’ll be happy to help you out. Do a little test conversion on a PDF for you, if you’re not sure, but, once again, this really works fantastic. There might be some touching up needed, but as you just saw, there are so many uses for PDF2DTP. It’s one of those plug-ins you just really need to have in your toolbox. David Dilling from Markzware, wishing you a fantastic day. Signing off, for now.

To edit PDF within InDesign, you can purchase the PDF to InDesign plugin to at the PDF2DTP. See more document conversion software, for creative professionals who use graphic software, on the Markzware Products page.

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Word Images to InDesign: Convert PDF to InDesign with PDF2DTP!