3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2011 8:39 AM by Harbs. RSS

    Indesign and Flex connection - WYSIWYG!

    vinayak.kadam Community Member

      Guys,

       

      My client has requested for one application. He says that he shall create some files in indesign and those should be rendered in Flex when requested by the end user. I am completelu clueless about this requirement. Seems like Indesign can export into some format which can be read by Flex.

       

      Client wants something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujshxYRKjBw

       

      Can somebody please point me in the right direction?

       

      Thanks in advance for your kind consideration.

        • 1. Re: Indesign and Flex connection - WYSIWYG!
          Harbs. CommunityMVP

          There's no direct way to link between InDesign and Flex.

           

          It is possible to take the data of an InDesign file and render it in Flex. In fact I've done it myself: http://printui.com/

           

          But, doing so basically requires sending the document contents to the Flex app and rendering it all yourself, mapping InDesign features to ones supported in Flex. Some map better than others and there's a LOT of issues to work out. There's no simple way to go about it...

           

          Good luck!
          Harbs

          • 2. Re: Indesign and Flex connection - WYSIWYG!
            vinayak.kadam Community Member

            Hey Harbs,

             

            Thanks a lot for your reply. I checked your demo and its worth appreciating. Excatly what I require

             

            Can you please let me know two things in a a bit with technical details:

            1. How to send the Indesign document contents to Flex ?

            2. How to send the Flex content to Indesign server to design PDF?

             

            Once again - Good work by the way for the Demo thing. Very few resources are available online when googled

             

            As ever,

            VK

            • 3. Re: Indesign and Flex connection - WYSIWYG!
              Harbs. CommunityMVP

              There's many ways to approach the problem. One is by using IDML data.

               

              If you'd like, you can PM me.

               

              It sounds like you need more help than can be provided by a few forum posts...

               

              Harbs

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