Something is wrong in your workflow. Placing (File > Place....) does not have limits on file size. so perhaps you've tried to paste?
Is View > Display Performance set to High Quality Display?
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InDesign doesn't support SVG graphics as a vector format. Instead of saving as SVG, to use the graphics as a vector object, just save as an Adobe Illustrator (AI) file.
Thanks Steve - That worked OK and I've learned something new.
I think there is a high likelihood that this will happen. Because SVG is being used more and more, all of Adobe's programs are enhancing their SVG capabilities.
Has this happened yet? I can't place an SVG in my InDesign DPS file. Tried InDesign 2014 and 2015. ?
I'm not talking about the current versions of InDesign. I'm talking about the likelihood that future updates will support SVG import.
Hi Steve -- I was hoping things had progressed since your message. Thanks anyway.
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Well, things may be progressing but that doesn't mean that there is a feature yet to be seen in a released product. Software development is usually measured in months and years, and features are developed alongside the development of other features. We shall see....
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Even if Adobe decides to support SVG import in InDesign, I would not recommend to do that from Illustrator, as AI or PDF is the better choice as SVG does not support color management, all kind of transparencies nor CMYK.
Save as AI or PDF/X-4 and use that.
After another year (and several feature upgrades), there's still no sign of SVG support in InDesign and Bridge. Which is strange, since SVG is becoming more and more common for all kinds of designs. Logos, icons, symbols, anything vector based is pretty well-served by SVG and can cater for print and digital at the same time ! Maybe it's not the best format for sophisticated print purposes use, but hey, we can also slap a simple JPEG in RGB on a page, so why not use this SVG and make something of it ?
Do I really need to open the file in Illustrator, Save as a native Illustrator file, and place that one instead ?
Illustrator even considers SVG files a native format. Saving it doesn't prompt you to Save as automatically.
Not too sound pushy, but... come one Adobe ! You even co-invented this format !!
You'll help along the process of getting SVG included if you post a feature request. The product managers use this as a way to assess which features to add first. There is much competition: Everyone thinks the one they want is the essential one to have included:
I know, I know... But one does expect some pro-active surprises !
Or that a Product Manager can draw some clues from the Forums.
Okay, I tossed in my to-the-point comments to the feature request.
Let's hope for the best...
From what I have heard from the product managers, here's where they primarily get information on what customers want and what features to include: (1) Feature requests at the link I provided; (2) discussions and surveys on InDesign Prerelease (they are looking for more active users in the Prerelease program, by the way); (3) focused group discussion at industry conferences, like Creative Pro Conference 2017; (4) One-on-one meetings with graphic designers in different market segments.
The Adobe forums are problematic because the great majority of posts are not about feature requests. They are composed of bug reports, questions about the way features work, etc., etc. Product managers are pretty busy so expecting them to pore through the volume of messages on this forum isn't very likely.
You're right – the Forums could better be regarded as a signal what goes wrong in a current version, in terms of (technical) bugs and (interface) flaws. Then again, it's nice to reflect on topics involving new features here on the Forums before dropping a request or a vote on UserVoice, because of the peer-to-peer or user-to-user level.