One of the strengths of CorelDRAW is its ability to import almost any type of graphics file, allowing you to work with multiple file formats without having to use several different software programs. However, if you're trying to import an INDD file, the native document format for Adobe's InDesign software, you won't find it on CorelDRAW's import list. While there's no way to directly import an InDesign file into CorelDRAW, you can work around the problem by first saving the InDesign file as PDF document, and then importing the PDF into CorelDRAW.
Export as PDF File
Open the INDD file with the InDesign program.
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Click the "File" menu, and then select "Export" if there is only one document in the file. If the file contains several documents within a "book," select "Export Book to PDF" from the Book panel instead.
Select the directory where you want to save the new file.
Go to the "Save as Format" menu, and then choose either "Adobe PDF (Print)" or "Adobe PDF (Interactive)." Choose the "Interactive" option if the document contains hyperlinks, videos or other features designed for online viewing; otherwise, use the "Print" option. On a Mac, these choices are in the Format menu.
Click "Export" or "OK" to save the document as a PDF file. On a Mac, click "Save" or "OK."
Import Into CorelDRAW
Start CorelDRAW, and then press "Ctrl-I" on the keyboard.
Go the folder containing the PDF file, and then select "PDF - Adobe Portable Document Format" from the "Files of Type" list.
Select the file, and then click the "Import" button.
Specify whether you want to import the text in the PDF document as "Text" or "Curves." The Text option maintains the text in an editable form, while the Curves option converts the text to images. If you choose the text option and your computer does not have all the fonts used in the PDF document, you are prompted to choose substitute fonts.
Select the pages from the PDF document you want to import. The default option is to import all the pages, but you can select individual pages or a range of pages instead. Click "OK."
Click anywhere on your drawing page to insert the file.