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S. Sankar
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SVG support in InDesign

May 19, 2011 5:13 AM

Is there any option available to import SVG file format into InDesign?

 

I'm using InDesign CS4 (Windows).

 
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    May 19, 2011 5:25 AM   in reply to S. Sankar

    Well, did you try?

     

    (It's not in the dropdown list in the Place dialog, so that would suggest it's a "No".)

     
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    Apr 6, 2012 4:07 AM   in reply to S. Sankar

    All you need to get direct support of SVG fomat in InDesign is to install SVG Kit plug-in by Scand Ltd. It is available here http://svg.scand.com

     
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    Apr 6, 2012 5:39 AM   in reply to Valery_S

    I just checked out their website. It appears they don't support Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) but support Leopard and Snow Leopard. I've written them to confirm that.

     
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    Apr 6, 2012 10:08 AM   in reply to Steve Werner

    Good news. The SVG Kit does support Lion. You just have to manually install Java (as you do for many other programs).

     
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    Apr 6, 2012 10:29 PM   in reply to Steve Werner

    Well, you need to install Java to run InDesign at all.

    Instead of a 3rd party plugin, you can convert your SVGs to PDF or EPS in Illustrator...

     

    I'm not sure that SVG has a lot of political will behind it at Adobe...InDesign used to have more SVG support than it does now...some parts got removed.

     
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    Apr 7, 2012 6:09 AM   in reply to John Hawkinson

    I haven't had time to download it yet, but it could be a good choice for EPUB files where it's a supported format. It could be a good way to handle vector graphics in EPUBs.

     
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    Apr 28, 2012 8:22 AM   in reply to Steve Werner

    It's not working for me. I have Lion, Indesign 5.5, and installed the SVG kit. When I try file > Place, I can't select the .svg file. Anyone know how to get it to work?

     
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    Apr 28, 2012 8:45 PM   in reply to annoyed11

    Email tech support for the SVG Kit. I also had a problem installing it. I think it was developed for Windows and is more recently ported to the Mac.

     
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