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Which format we can import in indesign

Which format we can import in indesign and also we can edit that format in indesign

is it possible?

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JimD's picture
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I have no idea what your question is. Are you asking what InDesign can import, or what apps can import InDesign files?

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mhtahir's picture
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which format we can import in indesign
also we edit that page in adobe indesign

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JimD's picture
2626 pencils

At least, the standard formats used in the print industry.

MS Word
MS Excell
PDF
.tif
.eps
.psd
.gif
.jpg
.ai
text
and more.

For the most part, you cannot edit files that are placed in InDesign. They are "placed" images. You can "copy" Adobe Illustrator artwork from Illustrator and paste it into InDesign and manipulate it, but some features from AI are limited when you do that (such as gradients). Layered Photoshop files can't be edited, but you CAN turn on and off individual layers from within InDesign.

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izar's picture
3 pencils

starting to use indesign. I have saved a pdf document and had the pdf extension, I tried to open it on indesign and it was not possible.

thanks

JLathrop's picture
66 pencils

You can't open it in InDesign, you have to import it (File > Place). It will ilmport as artwork.

JLathrop's picture
66 pencils

There are a whole variety of file types you can import into InDesign. The help file for ID would be your best bet. I know for a fact that in CS (what version you're using is important) you can place: EPS, TIF, JPG, AI, PSD and PDF. Those are the only file types I accept, so I don't know about others. Check Adobe's site and the help files.

As far as editing any of these files in ID, how much editing ability are you looking for? You are asking a very vague question. Can you color a grayscale TIF in ID? Sure. Can you draw in a detailed background in Photoshop? No. But is that what you are asking?

WHAT are you looking to do and WHAT version of the software are you using? Those two questions, and more details are really what we need before we can help you because I have no idea what you are looking to do when you "edit that page in Adobe indesign" and I don't know what answers to give you.

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dduren's picture
2 pencils

Does InDesign allow the import of XTG files like Quark does? If so, what is the step-by-step process. In Quark, you simply draw a text box and "get text" and select the XTG file.

gwells's picture
1707 pencils

XTG files are quark files, i'm not sure you can expect indesign to import them. you may be able to find a plugin out there that will do it. i'm not sure what exact structure XTG follows, but it looks like it's a proprietary quark format.

indesign will import a number of different forms of tagged files, though, including XML. if you're getting data from a database, you should create XML files with XML styles built in. then you can map those styles to InDesign styles and import the XML files straight into InDesign and they'll come in as formatted text. a good database report designer could create a file structured exactly as you need it.

caoimghgin's picture
852 pencils

You can copy elements in Illustrator and paste them directly into InDesign. The elements will be editable.

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dduren's picture
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Elements in Illustrator are not XTG files. I'm wondering if anybody is doing this currently.. Is anybody creating XTG tags from a database and importing these files into InDesign?

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