Main issue is to make sure you both are using the same fonts, preferably OTF fonts. Mac only fonts will not work on a PC. Other than fonts, I collaborate with people using both platforms regularly.
There is no downside to mixing Mac vs Windows versions, but what do you mean by working successfully online? Both could access the document if, for example, it was stored on a shared DropBox folder. Two cannot open the same file at the same time under any circumstances. OTOH, Adobe InCopy allows one to work on the InDesign layout while another (using said InCopy) can edit the text in the stories. (To be even more precise, the second person could be using InDesign as well as InCopy, and treat it as if it were InCopy: The InDesign user of the former could export the text externally, and the InDesign/InCopy user (the latter) could be editing the text that is available externally-linked.
Thank you, Atul and Michael, I think you have answered my questions. My client can use Windows and I can use Mac. We just need to use standard fonts.
As far as my "online" reference, let me clarify. If I sent my InDesign file to my Dropbox, and my client accesses, will they be able to access the original file copy and make changes. We are collaborating and need to be able to work on the document together. Does that make sense?
What prompted by question is that I just learned that the Adobe InDesign is by subscription only. I have an older version. With that, I understand that I have to use the application on the Creative Cloud, leaving all my files there. That is where I though my client could access for collaboration.
Hope this makes sense.
That is incorrect. There is no requirement to use CC storage. In fact, I never use it.
Dropbox works wonderfully for what you want to do as long as everyone is on the same version of InDesign and is using compatible fonts.
Hi Bob, you've mentioned before your issue with CC storage. What have you found to be the problems with it?
I see it is to small and has problems with file naming. I get often error messages for incompatible file names (even if the non allowed character was produced automatically from an invisible file by InDesing itself or from the lock file.
I save the CC storage for CC functions like libraries and CC mobile applications.
There’s only 20GB. I could go through that in no time.
Until Adobe realizes that it’s not enough while Microsoft is offering unlimited storage with OneDrive along with Office 365 for $99/year and Dropbox offering 1TB for $99/year the storage portion of Creative Cloud, for me, is just not worth using.
Thanks for clarifying.