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vltreude

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Open source converter for INDD files?
« on: November 06, 2017, 03:41:58 am »
I am attempting to produce a book thru LightningSource. Have done everything in Scribus but LS gives me a stupid INDD file for the cover template. Will contact LS on Monday to ask for an alternative but don't have high hopes. Is there an open-source alternative to convert this file? Or do I have to submit to Adobe's extortion and sign up for the InCopy service?

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Re: Open source converter for INDD files?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 03:46:15 am »
It gets worse. Apparently Adobe doesn't even open INDD files in incopy. You have to export it as an INDD file.

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Re: Open source converter for INDD files?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 04:11:02 am »
I meant IDML file. Actually InCopy might work with the newest version of INDD file (CS6) but it's difficult to tell from the online propaganda. Hasn't anyone done an open source program to convert this? From Russia perhaps or some other place where the government's not under Big Software's thumb?

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Re: Open source converter for INDD files?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 07:19:41 am »
…but LS gives me a stupid INDD file for the cover template. Will contact LS on Monday to ask for an alternative…

in the ls cover template generator chose .pdf instead of inDesign as file type!

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Re: Open source converter for INDD files?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 09:22:25 pm »
There was no option on the link under "tools." Due to your suggestion, I looked again and found a second link that DID have that option.
Last time I actually converted the INDD on a trial of Photoshop, but AFAIK it's all Creative Cloud now.
Thanks!