CircularFLO still uses InDesign is used to assemble and prepare existing PDF content by bringing their pages into InDesign.
Show the PDF Tools panel using the CircularFLO Tools menu > PDF Tools.
Place PDFs into InDesign
Click and then choose one or more 'single page to view' PDFs to import into InDesign. Each page of the PDF is placed into a page in InDesign.
Without a document open, imported PDFs are placed into a newly generated document. The PDF trim box is measured and the PDFs are placed at trim page size. If a PDF trim box is not present then the entire page size is used or a trim page size can be manually entered.
When a document is already open, this same button will offer to add chosen PDFs into the existing document giving the option to add to a new layer on-top of existing pages or to add to newly created pages ans the end of the document.
Place spread PDFs into InDesign
Click and then choose one or more 'two page to view' spread PDFs to import into InDesign. Each page of the PDF is placed into a two page spread in InDesign. The first page of a multi page spread PDF document maybe a single page. If so an option to include a single first page is offered.
Text from placed PDFs is retrieved and can be viewed and edited in the InDesign Script Label panel. Show the Script Label panel using InDesign Window menu > Utilities > Script Label.
Add Hyperlinks to PDF pages
With PDFs added using the previous PDF tools then the PDF text can be used to help add hyperlinks quickly.
Click this button to see a prompt with any URLs or email addresses found in the PDF text for the page you are on. After a confirmation you can then draw the area on the page which his to contain the link and then repeat the process by moving on to the next link found.
By using a tool like Markzware PDF2DTP the position of text can be quickly retrieved for use with other hyperlink tools.
We have developed other tools to lift PDF text to separate layers for preparing read aloud EPUB from PDF. Please contact us for instructions on preparing PDFs artwork for use with read aloud.