I am collaborating on an InDesign project with a designer who is not located within my office. I want to send him the InDesign file that I have started, so that he can finish it properly with his skillset.
However, I would like to also include a Color Palette, which contains my firm's preferred colors, as well as a Font that I have licensed for my use, so that he may use these in my project design.
Is there a way to include with an InDesign file that I am transmitting via email, a Color Palette and a Font?
Also, what is the best / easiest way to create the Color Palette? (I have the colors I use for my business already in HEX and RGB codes, so I can easily input them into a Color Picker. Nevertheless, I am new to InDesign and do not know where to begin adding these.)
I would appreciate it if you could answer my questions directly and / or refer me to a video tutorial, as I would like to learn more about working with InDesign, but I learn best with video training.
Thank you very much for your kindest consideration of my query. I look forward to and will await your replies.
The best way to transfer an InDesign file to someone else is to package it. In InDesign, open the document and choose File > Package. Follow the steps, and you will end up with a new folder that contains a copy of the InDesign doc along with the fonts (not Typekit or CJK) and the linked images. Zip it and send it on to your colleague.
When they unzip the folder, they can open the InDesign document. The colors are stored in the file and will be there along with the fonts and linked images. For more info on setting up your swatches, see Create, manage, and import swatches in InDesign.
I just saw the note that you prefer video instruction. Here is a link to a free, 10-day trial at Lynda.com: http://bit.ly/1QoxkqY . You'll find clear instructions on all this and so much more.