Sharing Files

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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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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 

 

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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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