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.
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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.
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...
I hope adobe can br realize this fiture for epub. Epub can be similiar with publish online for text....thank you
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.
Fix layout epub support svg now. I need to svg for convert text , and infographic . I hope new release update for this feature.
Svg can export as code not images if i export in epub. .Svg can take in object export in indesign .
Donna Kerr commented
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
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.
Chris Marsden commented
For digital publishing this would be a massive help
David Popham commented
With MS Word 365 able to to support SVG files (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Work-with-SVG-images-in-Microsoft-Office-2016-69f29d39-194a-4072-8c35-dbe5e7ea528c), 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.
1. Having to convert each .svg file in illustrator in a pain and a waste of time, please add svg support to indesign it would make everything so much quicker.
2. No need for modifying options for now, it would be nice but first I need basic support as quick as possible.
3. could be exported the same way .ai files are, for simplicity.
Jonathan Hale commented
I would like to include svg images in my InDesign files for use in print. Most popular icon sites distribute .svg, and so I would like to be able to use those in InDesign. The workflow is Drag-n-Drop an icon into an InDesign document, like any other image.
Lindsey Thomas Martin commented
 needed to import a map generated by a website; would have preferred SVG but ended up using bitmap
 needed to re-colour map
 document in which map is placed will be output to PDF for print and posting
Uwe Laubender commented
Placing and exporting SVG as part of a workflow for e.g. Publish Online would be great. As it is right now arbitrary vector shapes made in InDesign are exported as pixel images to Publish Online. It would be cool, if vector shapes could be exported as vector (SVG!) to a Publish Online document. That would bring down file size and if layouts are zoomed in with a browser the quality of a vector shape remains always 100%.
Peter Villevoye commented
1. SVG is becoming more and more common for all kinds of design elements. Logos, icons, symbols, anything vector based is pretty well-served by SVG and can cater for print and digital at the same time !
At this moment, I need to open the file in Illustrator, choose "Save as" to save it as a native Illustrator file, and place that one. Any change in the SVG doesn't reflect in my linked AI file.
2. No editing necessary, although I think it wouldn't be too difficult for InDesign to be able to interpret the SVG content. Illustrator considers SVG files as a native format, so using the Edit function can open the file directly into Illustrator.
3. No need for SVG output. InDesign is capable of much more sophisticated designs than possible with SVG, so exporting it would not be able to yield a reliable result.
And while you're on it, kick those product managers of Bridge to chime in as well !!
Georg Stadler commented
For me, I'd just would like to be able to place an SVG just like any other vector file. The end Result is a print-PDF in my case.
Tobias Wantzen commented
I voted exactly for what Rainer described: placing of svg graphics. And that will give us the power of truly web supporting workflows with less conversion efforts.
Rainer Klute commented
I think here's a litte bit confusion about the word "import" in the headline. What most/all of us would like to have is that it should be possible to place a SVG. Nothing more. No export from InDesign, no editing in Indesign.
Joachim Tillessen commented
What do you mean output formats? SVG should be handled just like any other vector file in InDesign. Having SVG embedded should definitely not limit the output options of your document (Print, PDF, EPS, EPUB, HTML, Bitmap formats, ...).
As a graphic designer, I often use pictograms/icons that are downloaded mainly from thenounproject.com but other sources too. As others mentioned, we need to go through Illustrator first to convert the .svg to another format that InDesign understands.
The ability to import directly into ID would be a huge time saver and major productivity booster. No need to have editing capabilities, import would be sufficient.