Export SVG from indesign

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Hello,

i looked this up and i found a post fro 2016. wanted to see if this is available as a script or some other way?Maybe things have change?

 

Can i export to SVG from indesign or do i need to make a .pdf and drop that into illustrator to export from illustrator after that? 

 

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There is no need for half-baked workarounds or expensive >$200 SVG export plugins. Here's a cheap and cheerful method to export your InDesign pages to SVG and with good control: [1] export your file as IDML.[2] get Affinity Publisher (which happens to be 50% off right now: $29).[3] open the IDML file in Publisher. Then choose File-->Export|SVG[4] decide whether fonts must be outlined, the required export resolution, and so on. Click MORE for additional SVG export options.[5] export each page/spr...

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Hi Jonathan,

as far as I know and could test this, InDesign CS3 was able to export to SVG.

That feature was dropped with CS4.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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seems like a strange thing to give and take back

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That was a strategic decision back then, I think.

Don't be too open with exchange formats.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/how-do-i-convert-my-indesign-documents-to-svg-files-without-...

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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There is no need for half-baked workarounds or expensive >$200 SVG export plugins.

 

Here's a cheap and cheerful method to export your InDesign pages to SVG and with good control:

 

[1] export your file as IDML.

[2] get Affinity Publisher (which happens to be 50% off right now: $29).

[3] open the IDML file in Publisher. Then choose File-->Export|SVG

[4] decide whether fonts must be outlined, the required export resolution, and so on. Click MORE for additional SVG export options.

[5] export each page/spread to an SVG file.

 

Done. View your layouts in any browser and be happy. Publish to your web server, etcetera: regain control over your export. The SVG pages proportionally scale up and down in the browser. Even animated GIF images are maintained as animated bitmaps.

 

As I said: inexpensive and effective. 😛

 

As always, export quality depends a bit on how effects are applied in InDesign, of course. Certain effects may have to be rasterized before exporting to IDML for import into Publisher.

 

SVG export in Affinity Publisher features some good options: 

svg export.png

 

As far as I can tell, the only reason Adobe decided to rip SVG export out of InDesign is to force their users to remain tied to their ecosystem of cloud services. I agree with @Laubender .

Which only results in users driven to other alternatives in the long run.

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"As far as I can tell, the only reason Adobe decided to rip SVG export out of InDesign is to force their users to remain tied to their ecosystem of cloud services. "

 

Don't think so. SVG export was dropped with InDesign CS4. That was some years before the cloud.

It was rather Flash vs SVG back then, I think. The developers concentrated on the preparation of Flash features with InDesign.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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