The PDF to Adobe InDesign conversion process re-creates or transfers, as best as possible, all of the elements over from the PDF document into a new InDesign file. What you end up with is an editable InDesign document mimicking the original layouts content, and styling.
No need to work with cumbersome PDF files or recreate the layout from scratch, let PDF2DTP do the heavy lifting for you. You can expect PDF2DTP to maintain virtually all items including:
• page positioning
• styles (re-created)
• text attributes
• much more…
✓ Always have support for the latest file versions
✓ Predictable annual costs
Seat Count is the number of systems a single License can be installed on. You may wish to purchase a 5 seat count, quantity 1, to install on 5 machines using a single License.
Quantity is the number of individual Licenses to purchase. You may wish to purchase 5 individual Licenses each to be installed on 1 system.
You may qualify for upgrade pricing if you have a previous License Code for PDF2DTP. You’ll see the upgrade discount after you click the “ADD TO CART” button.
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Due to financial disaster after a stroke I had to let my license lapse on this so it's been a while since I last used it, and boy has the Markzware guys been busy, they have made this product a must-have in my opinion! the conversions are blisteringly fast and incredibly good, it's clear that Markzware talks to designers, this plugin is awesomely good, I'm not easily impressed but this new version has knocked my socks off!
On my list of essential software for designers!
I am working on a catalog project. The initial design and art production work was done in Asia and instead of using InDesign for this 40-page catalog, they used Illustrator. Don't ask me why, but I am assuming it is because many Chinese printers seem to prefer Illustrator. In any case, I am faced with converting an A4 sized catalog to 8.5"x11", converting all units to US standard and making many other changes to match the US model line up. PDF2DTP has been a god-send. It has allowed me to quickly convert each spread from Illustrator to InDesign. The converted files are all pretty good and I'm making progress. Some problems I've encountered: not all fonts copy, especially if there are fonts in the original doc that I don't have in my system. When vector illustrations are converted I have a long, long list of paths in my Links folder, vs. a collected .ai file, and images are not titled in the Links folder beyond "Image 2", Image 3" etc. But these are relatively minor issues. I'm very pleased with the performance of the software - and very relieved to have found such a solution to my daunting problem. Thanks!
It's a fantastic product. The results of the conversion are almost perfect. Fast and easy to access and use. However for the price it would of been good to have the same as the adobe license, automatically for two machines.
This extension for indesign works really well, it’s not perfection but close to it. The only negative point is the fact that we get only one license per computer regarding the price. Comparing to a full adobe CS subscription that automatically works on two machines maximum on a single licence and cost approx 800/900 USD a year
A very good product, it really works with a "click"! Unluckily there isn't a version for Win (I've had to ask a friend to use her Mac) and th installer does't run automatically on old Macs. Support service is fast and precise.
Converted 265 page PDF and the results where good, only issue was a few text boxes on some forms moved and tables did not import any tabs but saved me hours of time if I'd had to recreate. See how it copes with the next job.
We bought this product many years ago and it is brilliant, on 90% of jobs it really does a great job, on another 5% good enough to more than use the InDesign file and the last 5% sometimes it just struggles ! But have more than got our monies worth from it. Can well recommend it.
when the client only has a PDF of an old directory they want to be recreated and you want to pull your hair out ... MY HAIR THANKS THE GODS of Markzware for saving me the hours of tedious work. What would have been an entire day of recon became minutes with this handy plug in. I really appreciate it... as does my hair! Bald never really looked good on me.
I have just converted a 5-page PDF document in a very short time and I have to say, I am very impressed.
I didn’t have huge expectations as my document had a lot of shape vectors and different text formats - which I assumed wouldn’t convert well.
But I actually needed to do very little adjusting after it converted.
I´m assuming the better you layout your original document in InDesign (following styles etc.) the better it is.
The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because I had to manually install after it failed to install directly from the download. And, it doesn't convert perfectly (but you won't find a product that will!)
Great work and I think probably the best in the market!
With so many source programs creating PDFs, each with their own method and coding for their layouts, it's not surprising that some conversions are a bit awkward to work with. We purchased with the intent of converting PDFs from our website where real estate investors choose a design and add body copy of their own. There is always information that will be swapped out by us for data merge, both text and images. We were hoping for native InDesign files from the web programmers, since that is where our data merge software operates. PDF2DTP bridges the gap for us and allows us to easily add the bleeds that the PDFs don't have as well as swap out address information and photos during merge. Text boxes are often unthreaded, but without knowing how the web form is coded, I can't be sure where the fault lies. Even so, PDF2DTP saves us quite a bit of time and is far superior to opening the file in Illustrator and dealing with its conversion shortcomings and lackluster paragraph handling.