Do all Collaborators need to subscribe to Creative Cloud to co-work with InDesign?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 31, 2020 Mar 31, 2020

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Can my client subscribe to InDesign only and collaborate on an InDesign project with me through a link that I share through the Creative Cloud?

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Mar 31, 2020 Mar 31, 2020

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It is possible to subscribe to only one program https://creative.adobe.com/plans

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LEGEND ,
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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Yes certainly. Wheather that can happen in real time I have no idea.

But to save your Client some money just make a PDF of whatever design you are creating for tham and sent them that. They can then contact you with suggestions and or changes they want to make. No need for them to subscribe to anything and incure an additional cost for them.

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Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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The client is publishing an autobiography of over 1000 pages. It requires intensive proofreading and too many edits to rely on marginal comments/annotations.

We decided he should subscribe to InDesign so that he can edit the text as he finds errors. The question is... Can we collaborate on the document if he subscribes to InDesign alone?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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>collaborate on the document if he subscribes to InDesign alone

 

If by that you mean that you both have the same document open at the same time to edit in real time... no

 

You will have to...

A - put the file on a server and ONE of you copy to your computer to edit and then put back on the server

or

B - email the file back and forth

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Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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I would very reluctant about handing my work over to the client in InDesign.  That's a recipe for problems.  It might be best for your client to edit the original file in MS Word or Google Docs. Then you can copy & paste the revised text into your InDesign layout.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 01, 2020 Apr 01, 2020

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One option would be to explore InCopy which is designed for collaboration workflows with InDesign.

https://www.adobe.com/au/products/incopy.html

 

It includes a Track Changes feature:

https://helpx.adobe.com/au/incopy/using/tracking-reviewing-changes.html

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 02, 2020 Apr 02, 2020

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@John_Waller,

So with InCopy my client would not need to buy the InDesign app (subscription)?

 

This sounds like a PERFECT solution. We don't want him messing with paragraph styles, fonts, and all. We just want to allow him to make editorial corrections and alterations.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 02, 2020 Apr 02, 2020

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Hi Joseph,

 

>>>So with InCopy my client would not need to buy the InDesign app (subscription)?

 

That's my reading of it.

 

Designers work in InDesign. Editors/content writers work in InCopy and can work remotely.

Designers allocate InDesign "assignments" and export .icma and .icml files to InCopy editors/writers. Seems that both can work simultaneously on the same file (as I would expect). Looks fairly sophisticated so it would be great if it works as advertised.

 

More details of workflows:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLzsk0u5kAc

https://www.fluxconsulting.com/incopycc_collaborative_workflow.pdf

https://helpx.adobe.com/au/indesign/using/sharing-content.html

 

Suggest you post further InCopy questions to the InCopy forum.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/incopy/bd-p/incopy?page=1&sort=latest_replies&filter=all

Use Adobe InCopy to open an assignment file (.icma) exported from InDesign. Edits you make in InCopy can then be used to update the original InDesign docume...

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