Modify the PDF import options very easily

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idWhen you import a PDf file into Indesign, you can set some parameters. But once the file is placed, you can't modify the options anymore (imported page number for example) but import again the same PDF.

This script from JR Boulay allows you to modify all the options on the fly. Very useful !


Select a frame containing an imported PDF file. 
Run the script and set new import parameters.

PDFOptions editor




#1 robinfredericf 2016-09-03 19:02
The url has changed, you can find it now at
I have written a similar script but mine was mostly intended to keep the transformation values, especially the scale, of the pdf when you change the box selected for cropping – for example, switching from trim box to bleed or media box, which causes generally the imported pdf to have a smaller scale applied after without my script. I can share it if somebody is interessed...


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