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Taking Icons from Illustrator to Indesign

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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Hi! 

I created an icon set with an editable stroke in Illustrator. Now I need to take the icons across to Indesign while keeping the stroke editable. Every way that I have tried to take them across has flattened the artwork. Can anyone help??

Thank you! 🙂 

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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Copy in Illustrator and Paste in Indesign?

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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Thanks, Ton. This was the first thing I tried but it is pasting as a
flattened vector and the stroke is no longer editable when I copy and paste
into Indesign.

I'm not sure if it is something in my preferences / settings that is
causing this.

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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I could have guessed you tried that. My Clipboard Handling settings have both SVG and PDF checked.

Both InDesign and Illustrator documents had the same color mode.

In Indesign I have Prefer PDF When Pasting unchecked forClipboard Handling.

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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Thank so much for sharing your settings. I double checked mine and it still
doesn't seem to be working. I'm super confused.

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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Strange, the only way I can get it working as you describe is when I turn "Prefer PDF When Pasting" on in InDesign.

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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In Illustrator, are your strokes perhaps aligned to inside or outside?

 

Or some transparency settings other than "normal"?

 

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Mar 17, 2023 Mar 17, 2023

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Hi Kurt!

It is set to align to centre and it doesn't seem like I can change it to
left or right align. Is that normal?

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Hard to tell without taking a look at the actual file.

 

Can you perhaps share this Illustrator file for inspection?

 

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