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Old 02-11-2008, 01:26 PM   #1
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In pagemaker 7 I used 'paste special' for images. What is the best way to paste images in InDesign CS2 so I can move them around in the same way I did in pagemaker?
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It's best to place images rather than paste them (File, Place). You can either draw a frame, keep it selected, then place the image (it will drop into the frame) or just place it onto the document (in which case it will appear in its own frame). The frame tool has a cross in it, and it's different from the shape tool, by the way.

You have far more control over it than you could have dreamed of having in PageWrecker. Using the Transform window, you can tweak the frame, the image, or both: the selection arrow works on the frame, and the direct selection arrow affects the image (you'll see a brown image border). If you want to resize the frame AND the contents, ctrl-click or just type values in the transform window. It's gorgeous.

   
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Thanks for this. I'm assuming its best for placing graphics that are already saved? I'm cutting equations out of a pdf file because I can't write them myself. Most I can write by using the Charis SIL font, but some are beyond me.
I'm down to do a two-day course in InDesign soon, looking forward to it!
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Try copying and pasting, and see how the results look, I suppose. Or you could extract and save the images (assuming you have Acrobat Pro) then place them into InDesign.

   
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Have a look here:

Import PDF content into PowerPoint
http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00054.htm

Ignore the bits specific to PowerPoint. Part of the page explains how you can get very high quality bitmaps out of your PDF and onto the clipboard; from there you can paste to pretty much any application.

Or perhaps better yet, to an image editing program for a little tweaking, then save to disk and place the image into ID or PageMaker. Lotus WordPro, even.

   
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Sounds just like Lotus WordPro .... <gdr>

   
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Here is a webpage that might help you out. http://www.danrodney.com/indesign/index.html

   
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