I'm producing brand standards guidelines that will be published online. I'm very new to this feature, so the solution to this question might be obvious, but can text be made selectable? Currently, when I view the published doc, there is no way to select text. Any help is much appreciated.
No, Publish Online is what it is—nothing much we can change about it. You can enable the checkbox Allow viewers to download the document as a PDF (Print) when you Publish and that would have selectable text.
Seems like a pretty terrible design flaw. Thanks for the info.
Bob is right. All editable text on your InDesign page is converted to SVG shapes.
Just to make that clear: It's not converted to SVG text. It's converted to SVG path shapes.
All other contents, even placed PDFs, even placed InDesign pages or other vector elements, rectangles, ovals etc.pp. are converted to pixel images.
If you plan for guidelines that should be published to HTML with selectable text you may look into the in5 plug-in for InDesign by Ajar Productions: https://ajarproductions.com/pages/products/in5/
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