Although InDesign can place .pdf documents into graphics frames, it can not import it in proper sense for edit purposes. The only viable option would be to use special Markzware plugin called PDF2DTP that allows users to import PDF documents to DPT layout programs like InDesign or QuarkXpress.
Convert Adobe Portable document format to Adobe InDesign document.
We have found 3 software records in our database eligible for .pdf to .indd file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert pdf to indd on Windows
Professional desktop document publishing software from Adobe
Convert from pdf file format
|Yes, Adobe InDesign supports indd file conversion as a target file type.||Yes||Yes||indd editor||Yes||No||No||No|
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned pdf to indd. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
A PDF to desktop publishing conversion plugin
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert pdf to indd on OS X
Mac version od Adobe's popular document designing and publishing software