Ability to import .svg files just like any other vector format (.ai, .pdf, .eps, etc.)
SVG import has been implemented in InDesign 2020. Please upgrade to this version of InDesign to use this feature.
Adobe InDesign team
Rainer Klute commented
SVG-files should be able to be placed in InDesign. No editing is necessary.
A lot of logos and graphics we use come in SVG format. Right now we have to open these in Illustrator, convert them to EPS or copy and paste the paths into IndDesign.
It would be great if you imported the SVG into editable vector shapes in InDesign. Right now I don't see the need for any export functionality.
for example, in one Project, we get svg graphic Content from an external source (online tool). At the Moment, i have to open every single svg with Illustrator, correct the Artboard and finaly save it as pdf.
It would be great, if this step is no more necessary in the future.
As SVG files have been “launched” by Adobe, and their popularity (especially online) is growing, it seems strange and convoluted we need to open SVG files in Illustrator, then export them to AI or EPS only to be able to place them in an INDD doc.
I’m not talking about editable paths, only as a placed document. This is not possible at the moment, even when SVG files are becoming more commonplace (the Noun Project, web site bullets,…) and are a very compact way of using vector artwork. Being able to color them would be even better. :-)
Kindly describe the end-to-end workflow where you need to use SVG files. Specifically:
1) Why do you need to import SVG files?
2) Do you need to rework/modify SVG files in InDesign?
3) Which output format the SVG files should be exported to? and Why?
Product Manager - InDesign