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May 27, 2020

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I just tried importing svg drawing files into InDesign 2020 15.0.3. However, if I use a file downloaded directly from the client's digial asset manager, it come in as code. If I open it with Illustrator and save it with no changes, it comes in pixilated. If I save it as .ai, it is fine.
I'd appriciate any help. The original.svg is attached.
Also, I still have InDesign 2019 installed for another client.
Mac. Mojave. Thx!
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Correct answer by Steve Werner | Adobe Community Professional

You're correct. The SVG provided by the client shows just code. Not knowing much about the SVG format, I can't tell you why.

 

You're also correct that if I open the client SVG in Illustrator and re-save as an SVG, then place in InDesign, it is rasterized. I also can't explain that. It's the only SVG file I know where I've seen that.

 

Saving the client file as AI and placing in InDesign seems to be your workaround. Clearly, there are some subtleties in the SVG format I don't understand.

 

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SVG Import Appears as Code

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I just tried importing svg drawing files into InDesign 2020 15.0.3. However, if I use a file downloaded directly from the client's digial asset manager, it come in as code. If I open it with Illustrator and save it with no changes, it comes in pixilated. If I save it as .ai, it is fine.
I'd appriciate any help. The original.svg is attached.
Also, I still have InDesign 2019 installed for another client.
Mac. Mojave. Thx!
Screen Shot 2020-05-27 at 4.04.49 PM.png
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Correct answer by Steve Werner | Adobe Community Professional

You're correct. The SVG provided by the client shows just code. Not knowing much about the SVG format, I can't tell you why.

 

You're also correct that if I open the client SVG in Illustrator and re-save as an SVG, then place in InDesign, it is rasterized. I also can't explain that. It's the only SVG file I know where I've seen that.

 

Saving the client file as AI and placing in InDesign seems to be your workaround. Clearly, there are some subtleties in the SVG format I don't understand.

 

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You didn't attach an SVG file (which would have an .svg extension. You attached an EPS format, a totally different format (Encapsulated PostScript).

 

I just tested with an Illustrator file saved as an SVG and was able to place it in InDesign CC 2020. The ability to place SVG was added in InDesign CC 2020 (15.0) in November 2019. You cannot place SVG in InDesign CC 2019.

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I attached the wrong file. Ugh!

 

Now the correct one is attached.

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You're correct. The SVG provided by the client shows just code. Not knowing much about the SVG format, I can't tell you why.

 

You're also correct that if I open the client SVG in Illustrator and re-save as an SVG, then place in InDesign, it is rasterized. I also can't explain that. It's the only SVG file I know where I've seen that.

 

Saving the client file as AI and placing in InDesign seems to be your workaround. Clearly, there are some subtleties in the SVG format I don't understand.

 

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Here's an SVG file placed into InDesign CC 2020 (selected and highlighted).

 

Your file is an EPS file.

 

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