PDF2IDCS 2.2 review

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PDF2IDCS is a drag-and-drop to create an InDesign document from a Multipage PDF file.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 0K
Developer: The ByteJockey
Price: $0.00
Updated: 17 Feb 2006
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PDF2IDCS is a drag-and-drop to create an InDesign document from a Multipage PDF file. It will allow you to fit the PDF pages to a specified document size or fit the document to the PDF file size, and scale on-the-fly with a proportional fit. The result is an InDesign document with the PDF pages in sequence.

The placed PDF pages are neatly centered in frames the same size as the document, based on your scaling specs. The original PDF is untouched, only linked. You can then append the pages and print or export to a new PDF file from InDesign.

Simply drag the PDF file on the PDF2IDCS icon and kick back. It'll automatically execute in BackgroundMode. So you can initiate it and walk away or slam through the setup dialogs and go about your business, while it works behind the scene using InDesign as an invisible engine.

If you want you can select WatchTheShow mode to investigate the pages as they layout. Either way, when it's done it'll activate InDesign with the front page up. The InDesign document will be written to the same folder as the PDF with the same name as the PDF plus the InDesign ".indd" extension. That's all there is to it!

What's New:
New parse engine that should work with any PDF file.
The PDF size is now determined by the 'PDF size' data. Previous versions used the media size of the PDF.
The first page of the PDF is used for document size calculations unless you choose to set the document size yourself.
The final dialog will indicate Elapsed Time for the job.
The Elapsed Time will depend on the complexity of the PDF data and of course the number of pages.

InDesing CS.

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