@Fred – as far as I know, there is only a slim chance with CS6 to output anything to SVG. Also with CC-2014.
You have to look into Export to EPUB where you might exploid some conditions to get SVG, if you open the resulted EPUB file.
However, if you can use InDesign CS3, there you'll find an explicit Export to SVG.
Thanks Uwe for info.
I did find the SVG Kit (Scand Ltd - SVG Kit 2.0.2 for Adobe® Creative Suite®) and it does add the export to SVG option but the issue there is for some reason it's breaking the text into separate tags for each letter... very strange...
I'm not familiar at all with EPUB files... will do some reading...
With regards to CS3 the issue is that the files are all from a client and I'd be surprised if there weren't unexpected changes in the layouts/content/etc. by opening their files in older CS version then they currently are using.
I'm really surprised there isn't better SVG support... I am under the impression that SVG is a leading standard... incorrect?
From initial testing export to epub, they don't seem to be xml files that I can edit in dreamweaver or a text editor... am I missing something or a setting? I'll need the files to be in a format we can run scripts on a webserver to manipulate. Thanks for any clarification on this one...
an ePub file is just a ZIP file with XML, folders, and other assets (like images, etc). Unzip it to see. Depending upon you ZIP application, you may need to change the file extension to .zip in order for your ZIP application to treat it so.
Thanks Mike. Cleared that right up. :> It basically created a html/css/etc. package. What I'm really trying to do is convert the indesign file to a single SVG (though open to alternatives) file that we can script editing on, and then package up for printers... so has to stay high res and give us ability to manipulate elements via script. Much much easier to do on a single file than on a html/css collection of files. Thanks for any further ideas you might have.
@Fred – can you elaborate a bit more on your intented workflow?
Scripting InDesign can be done by ExtendScript and/or AppleScript (Mac OSX) and/or VBScript (Windows).
Why then the SVG export?
Do you want to prepare the pages for HTML5 as well?
Then see the in5 plug-in for InDesign:
Hi Uwe. Thanks for your help.
A little more background info. Basically client has and will continue to generate InDesign files. We are preparing a web-based system where the graphic dept. will be able to upload the files, and then non-graphic admins from a different dept. will be able to go in and modify a few text fields. Hence we figured SVG is perfect as they could export the InDesign files to SVG, easy to upload, and very easy to give access to edit text fields in the SVG file. Then once noted by users as print ready, we can prep the file for printing automatically either as SVG or PDF.