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InDesignServer CS5.5 swf and indd workflow

Oct 26, 2011 12:04 PM

Tags: #flex #server #export #swf #indesign_server



I'm building a simple WYSIWYG editor for InDesign templates with limited editorial functionalities (font size, font color, text alignment etc.). I was thinking about a Flex application as a front-end (as I know that InDesignServer can export *.indd templates as SWFs that could be easly uploaded at runtime). My question is what should happen next? I don't see a possibility to import back the edited SWFs to InDesignServer for PDF or XML export. Does it mean that in order to achive this functionality I would have to develop a custom parser of SWFs with the ability to save them as zipped IDML files that could be imported by InDesignServer?


I'm actually inspired with this demo:


But I don't have a clue how they achived it, can someone point me to the right direction?

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    Dec 8, 2011 2:17 AM   in reply to user45213

    I am also having a very similar kind of requirement! If you have accomplished your requirement then I would please request you to share the fundamentals of implementing this requirement!


    From your post I at the least realized that *.indd can be converted to SWF via InDesign server!

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    Mar 9, 2012 9:17 AM   in reply to user45213

    I think I have an INDD web editor solution for you both.   Please contact me at

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