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Placing client supplied PDFs into InDesign templates

Tom Williams
by Tom Williams 14 months ago
 

How to use InDesign templates with supplied PDFs

Download a blank InDesign template from Jobs > View/Amend > Files for Production.

Select File > Place, to place the PDF into InDesign.

Select your PDF file, ensure "Show import options" is selected.

Select your page number to place in, ensure "Crop to Media" is selected.

Use the Pathfinder tool to align the PDF to the centre of your page.

 

Placing multiple PDF pages into one page in InDesign

If the Customer has supplied 3 pages to make a 2 page product (such as a 3rd page for Spot UV) you can Place a new PDF page directly above one that you've imported previously.

Steps to follow:

Select File > Place, to place the PDF into InDesign.

Select your PDF file, ensure "Show import options" is selected.

Select your page number to place in, ensure "Crop to Media" is selected.

Use the Pathfinder tool to align the PDF to the centre of your page.

The final step is to File > Export as an Adobe PDF (Print), using Press Quality (Compatability: PDF version 1.4).

 

See also

InDesign template guidance

Using Illustrator to edit a Spot UV PDF supplied as 3 pages

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