Is there a way to place Adobe assets into Axure? I am hoping to place an InDesign-generated pdf into Axure, but placing an indesign or illustrator file directly would be great too.. However, I cannot figure out how I can import these assets in Axure.

Any help greatly appreciated!

closed as off-topic by Mervin Johnsingh, JonW Mar 18 '14 at 16:40

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    This question will get closed as it has nothing to do with UX and is product specific. A better place to ask this would be in the axure forums – Mervin Johnsingh Mar 18 '14 at 16:26
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about Axure and not specific to UX – Mervin Johnsingh Mar 18 '14 at 16:27
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    (Though Axure is pretty much specific to UX) – DA01 Mar 18 '14 at 16:39
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    Being a tool used by UX people doesn't make it a UX question. It's not about User Experience, it's about how to use a particular tool. To take it to the extreme example; We wouldn't accept questions like 'Should I drive at 20 or 40 miles an hour in order to get to my UX Designer job faster' or 'What is the best way to sharpen my pencils so I can draw some wireframes'. Just because you use a tool as part of a UX job, that doesn't mean it's a User Experience question. – JonW Mar 18 '14 at 16:45
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    Seemed to have relevance based on the relation of other stack exchange forums to the tools used to produce said things. If that's not the case, my mistake – Nick Bewley Mar 18 '14 at 16:55

Axure ultimately produces HTML. There's no practical way to embed PDFs into a web page (you can, but it's ugly and somewhat pointless given the intent of Axure's HTML).

What I tend to do is open what I need in preview (I'm on a mac) then just do selective screen shots of the parts I want to put into Axure and then just paste them directly into my Axure file as images.

  • Are there any other wireframing tools that will allow the import of pdf's? Thanks for your ideas.. – Nick Bewley Mar 18 '14 at 16:42
  • Depends on what you need/want. AI and Inkscape can both import PDFs, and both are suitable for wireframing. But tools that are meant to create HTML prototypes likely won't have PDF import as an option due to the nature of the medium. – DA01 Mar 18 '14 at 16:43

Unfortunately no - importing only works with other RP files or RD-LIB (library files). There is nothing on the forums either regarding this.

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  • Note the OP is talking about placing the PDF on the page, rather than importing it as an Axure file. The answer is still the same (you can't) but is a slightly different scenario. – DA01 Mar 18 '14 at 16:43

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