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SVG import

Ability to import .svg files just like any other vector format (.ai, .pdf, .eps, etc.)

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        format svg it's important to fix the layout epub to convert text to svg format because fonts are often a problem when 1 export to epub fix layout . I'm waiting for the latest update. thanks

      • Justin Putney commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Add SVG to the list of formats that can be exported as well (and include it as an option in the Object Export Options).

      • Anshul Jain commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks for the feedback. The feature has been taken up for implementation in next release. We will share more details and take your feedback along the way.

      • M L Rahman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I need to use SVG file code in the way QRcode code walks in data merge that may work for me to merging design along with data.

        Can I get an idea that will bring indesign snippets with tag mapped by styles and then merged with a data file. I know snippets can not be placed the way image is placed in indesign file but I need a solution seriously.


      • Roland Illig commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It shouldn't be that difficult to import basic SVGs. It's really a shame that InDesign cannot handle this graphics format, especially when it already has most of its ingredients (rectangles, ellipses, gradients) available.

      • Bastian S. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So sad InDesign still can't handle SVG :| - Even the Af**nity Alpha can do that... that's kinda sad since - Working with Icon Jar you have to bring every icon into illustrator before bringing it into InDesign. Maybe the two product teams should work together at some points.

      • Ay Staum commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To have to go through illustrator is cumbersome. If we could just at least use svg's as a hi-res image, that'd be great.

      • Bjornmeansbear commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use SVGs all the time for personal illustration work (I like to be able to go between illustrator and inkscape) as well as web work. It would be great to not have to maintain duplicate vector files for projects that need print and web components, so having an all SVG workflow would be fantastic.

      • Danny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh yes, please!
        I get barcodes from a client and get them in sag, the other option is a Word document, so that doesn't really help either. I have to convert or copy/paste from Illustrator...

      • OJI commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I hope adobe can br realize this fiture for epub. Epub can be similiar with publish online for text....thank you

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I too use SolidWorks Composer with Visualize Pro, and need to import interactive SVGs with hotspots and BOMs into InDesign (my preferred publishing app). I then publish to print, interactive PDFs, and HTML. Having the ability to simply place an SVG would reduce my go-live time by half.

      • Andri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Fix layout epub support svg now. I need to svg for convert text , and infographic . I hope new release update for this feature.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Svg can export as code not images if i export in epub. .Svg can take in object export in indesign .

      • Donna Kerr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I follow the same work flow as Silas using Solidworks Composer. The hotspots that Composer generates are so helpful to our customers. At a past position I used FrameMaker and I was able to import the svg files. I really don't want to add FrameMaker to my software lineup here but not being able to use the svg files is a huge pain and i need to give our customers what they are expect.

      • Silas Randell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello Abhinav,

        Here is my simplified workflow:
        1.) Create views in Solidworks Composer and export them as images (currently EPS).
        2.) Place exported images in an InDesign document.
        3.) Export the InDesign document as an interactive PDF.

        I would like to use SVG for some key images in my documents. Using Solidworks Composer, I create an exploded view of an assembly to be manufactured, as well as the associated BOM table, and Composer will generate hotspots such that mousing over a row in the table highlights the part with the associated BOM ID and vice versa. Currently these hotspots only work in SVG or SVGZ files.

        This would be a great feature to incorporate into my PDFs, and drastically improve their quality and usability, but is currently unusable solely because I cannot import SVG files.

        I do not need to edit them once they are placed in InDesign, I can do that within Solidworks Composer (which is my preferred workflow anyway). I simply need to place them in my documents, and export them to interactive PDF with their full functionality intact.


      • David Popham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        With MS Word 365 able to to support SVG files (, being able to have authors include SVG art in their Word manuscripts so that text and figures can be imported directly into InDesign in one stage would greatly streamline the workflow. In most cases, those SVG figures would need to be editable at some stage to ensure that they match the color palette of the publication.

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