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Simon Tranter
by Simon Tranter 6 months ago

Unsupported InDesign® settings and features

Make sure none of these settings or features are used within Editable Objects. If you are unsure of how to check for any of the InDesign® features, please refer to Indesign > Help > InDesign Help

Not Supported on an Editable Image Layer:

  • Vector images e.g. shapes, outlined text;

  • 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;

  • Shaped image frames, all image frames must be rectangular;

  • Embedded images with non-alphanumeric names.

Not supported in Editable Text Layers:

  • Outlined text (converted to paths);

  • Empty text frames;

  • No special character effects e.g. All Caps, Small Caps, Superscript, Subscript, Underline, Baseline shift, Strike-through;

  • Character styles;

  • Forced bold, italic or outlined;

  • Paragraph hyphenation;

  • Soft returns (also called Forced Line Breaks);

  • Text attached to paths;

  • Multi column text frames;

  • Linked (threaded) text frames;

  • Tables;

  • Tabs;

  • Nested text styles;

  • Padding;

  • Text Wrap (not supported on Background layer);

  • Rotated text within a text frame (rotated text frames are accepted);

  • Shaped text frames, all text frames must be rectangular;

  • Colour tint swatches or gradients swatches.

Not supported on Vector Layers:

  • Tint or gradient swatch feature;
  • Transparency settings;
  • Stroke effects;
  • Bitmap images;
  • .eps and .ai files.
  • Swatches starting in s_

Document Setup

Go to File > Document Setup and ensure that Facing Pages isn't selected.

Your Indesign® file should include the bleed within the page size, rather than use the Bleed and Slug options. When the template is presented to the end user, we exclude the bleed from within the editing window.

Creative Cloud

If creating templates using Adobe CC you must save your templates as a IDML file. If saving from CS4 to CS6 save as INDT.

Type settings

Go to Edit > Select All and check the following settings. Altering these settings may affect content.

Window >Type & Tables > Paragraph > Settings

  • Justification is set to Adobe single line composer

Window >Type & Tables > Paragraph

  • Hyphenation is not selected.

Window >Type & Tables > Character > Settings

  • OpenType >  Contextual Alternatives should be turned off.

Window >Type & Tables > Character

  • Kerning = Metrics
  • Tracking = 0
  • Vertical Scale = 100% 
  • Horizontal Scale = 100%
  • Baseline Shift = 0 pt
  • Skew = 0 degrees

Preferences: Paragraph Style Options

Check all your Paragraph Styles settings don't include any of the unsupported features.


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