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Step 2 - Editable Images

Simon Tranter
by Simon Tranter 7 months ago

All Editable Objects must be placed:

  • On their own separate layer;
  • Ungrouped;
  • Only one object on each layer.

Name the layer appropriately with its own unique name.

No duplicate layer names should be used.                                                                        

e.g. Company Name, Text Side 1, Image 1

Editable object frames must be rectangular; they can include a solid border and can be rotated. Don't use the reflect tool or rotate either the image or image frame in InDesign® though, as your image will revert back once built and any imported images may display rotated the wrong way.

Ensure that your editable layers are above your -Background layer from Step 1

Editable Images

  • All images should adhere to the usual rules in Designing for Production.
  • Images should be labelled with alphanumeric names only.
  • All images within the document must be fully embedded, not linked as you might normally do in an InDesign document.

Final Check - items not supported on an Editable
Image Layer

  • EPS files;
  • Transparency effects on an object, frame, fill or stroke e.g. opacity, drop shadows, feather, glows, blending modes;
  • Object > Transform > Flip. Images should be flipped in Photoshop, re-saved and replaced;
  • Object > Transform > Rotate. Images and image frames must not be rotated;
  • Vector images e.g. shapes, outlined text;
  • Shaped image frames, all image frames must be rectangular;
  • Embedded images with non-alphanumeric names;
  • More than one object on a layer.




Step 3 - Editable Text Elements

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