Sharing Files

Community Beginner ,
Oct 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

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Hi Everyone, 

I've been asked to share InDesign files with a customer who is using a windows computer (I'm using a mac) - i've been told if the windows computer opens the InDesign documents, this may effect the artwork. (The customer is to make content changes and export as pdf - they will not be editing layout their end) Is this true? / how do i get arround it? 

 

Any help is good help. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020
The best way to share a file with another person is to use File > Package. This collects all of the assets (images and fonts) and puts everything they need into a single, new folder. Hand off the new folder and they will have everything they need. https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/how-to/indesign-package-files-for-handoff.html  ~Barb 

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Explorer ,
Oct 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

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Shouldn't. Biggest problem is usually font sets. Limiting yourself to cross-platform OTF fonts that both of you have will make that irrelevant.

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The best way to share a file with another person is to use File > Package. This collects all of the assets (images and fonts) and puts everything they need into a single, new folder. Hand off the new folder and they will have everything they need.

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/how-to/indesign-package-files-for-handoff.html 

 

~Barb 

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Explorer ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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Thanks Barb, I was just hoping that Creative Cloud might be a quick way to integrate moving between adobe programs. It is not as far as I can see as I simply cannot access the files in Indesign?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

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Who comes up with this nonsense? As mentioned the only potential issue is fonts. The only way artwork might change would be if you opened the file in a different version of InDesign. Platform is irrelevant.

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Explorer ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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It is not nonsene Bob!! It is just bad UI bad design, loads of hype, hype hype....You would image that it would be a bit more integrated. There is no option to open a file once shared from photoshop in Indesign via creative cloud as far as I can see. Perhaps for you it is easy as you are a pro. I am just a casual user and expect stuff to work. Most of the apple stuff just works I guess that is why people like it. Adobe have a long way to go to improve their user experience I can tell you that for free!!! 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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So, you're a casual user trying to work with professional tools with no training? I can understand the frustration, but this stuff takes dedication to learn. If you don't want to put in the time, you're going to be in for a world of pain.

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Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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I am getting some training now and working through Youtube resources etc...Training options in the West of Ireland and limited and locals are all busy doing their own work. I have found some very good you tube training videos... What do you suggest is the best program to learn these two programs? 

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Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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Small project sample below. Drawing over photo in procreate. Air drop to Imac...Add some layers in photoshop, play around with blending modes, copy and pasting, rotating layers. Export to indesign add text and logo. Added some shading with Indesign. It is a jpg for a apple podcast which has to be 3000 px by 3000 px otherwise will not work....

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LinkedIn Learning. Any courses by David Blatner or AnneMarie Concepcion.

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