Error message when trying to place an SVG image into InDesign

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Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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Any ideas why i'm getting this error when placing my image into Indesign?

Thanks in advance.

 

<?xml version=”1.0” encoding=”UTF-8” standalone=”no”?>

<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN” “http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd”

[

<!ATTLIST g

  xmlns:vectornator CDATA #FIXED “http://vectornator.io”

  vectornator:layerName CDATA #IMPLIED >

<!ATTLIST g

  xmlns:vectornator CDATA #FIXED “http://vectornator.io”

  vectornator:mask CDATA #IMPLIED >

<!ATTLIST text

  xmlns:vectornator CDATA #FIXED “http://vectornator.io”

  vectornator:width CDATA #IMPLIED >

<!ATTLIST text

  xmlns:vectornator CDATA #FIXED “http://vectornator.io”

  vectornator:text CDATA #IMPLIED >

 

<!ATTLIST path

  xmlns:vectornator CDATA #FIXED “http://vectornator.io”

  vectornator:blendMode CDATA #IMPLIED >

<!ATTLIST path

  xmlns:vectornator CDATA #FIXED “http://vectornator.io”

  vectornator:shadowColor CDATA #IMPLIED >

<!ATTLIST path

  xmlns:vectornator CDATA #FIXED “http://vectornator.io”

  vectornator:shadowOpacity CDATA #IMPLIED >

<!ATTLIST path

  xmlns:vectornator CDATA #FIXED “http://vectornator.io”

  vectornator:shadowRadius CDATA #IMPLIED >

<!ATTLIST path

  xmlns:vectornator CDATA #FIXED “http://vectornator.io”

  vectornator:shadowOffset CDATA #IMPLIED >

<!ATTLIST path

  xmlns:vectornator CDATA #FIXED “http://vectornator.io”

  vectornator:shadowAngle CDATA #IMPLIED >

 

<!ATTLIST image

  xmlns:vectornator CDATA #FIXED “http://vectornator.io”

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Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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What happens if you open the SVG graphic in a browser?

Or if you open it with e.g. Adobe Illustrator?

 

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I'm able to open in chrome and can see the image perfectly.

 

I don't use AI - I prefer Vectornator. I'm exporting the images from there as SVG files.

 

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Hi Sarah,

could be a bug with InDesign's import filter for SVG graphics.

Or it could be an unsupported feature in the SVG code that trips up InDesign.

 

If you have the chance install Illustrator 2022 and open the file there.

When this works out ok for you save to the Illustrator format and place the AI file.

Or export to PDF/X-4 without downsampling pixel images and place that PDF.

 

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Hm… Or save/print the open SVG in your browser to PDF.

Place the PDF in InDesign.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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I tried this but the quality isn't great.  I wouldn't be able to use the Illustrator method without having an Illustrator subscription right?

 

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"I tried this but the quality isn't great."

 

Can you show two screenshots to illustrate the issue with quality?

One showing the SVG in your browser and one showing the PDF from the SVG written by the browser opened in Adobe Reader. Both should show the SVG or important parts of it at 200% zoom.

 

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SVG just isn't a mature/reliable format except for dinking around with web illustrations.

 

What is your end format for this document? If it's print, SVG is not really the right format.

 

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Hi Sarah,

as far as I can see you should be able to export to PDF with your creation software.

Try this instead of SVG and place the PDF in your InDesign layout.

 

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