Client Guide : Appendix B: InDesign Tips

Appendix B: InDesign Tips
You can use InDesign reliably with the Xinet software. This chapter presents a few tips for Adobe InDesign Creative Suite.
The following topics are provided in this section:
Xinet Support ID Plug-in for InDesign
Xinet Support ID is a plug-in for InDesign Creative Suite and Creative Cloud that creates previews for documents that have been saved after Xinet Support ID has been installed. These previews will be viewable through Xinet Portal in any standard web browser, and will contain links to images used in the InDesign spreads. Xinet Support ID also makes it possible to “drag and drop” images from the Xinet Pilot directly into InDesign documents on the desktop.
When a user who has installed Xinet Support ID saves a layout file, the plug-in places a “slug” inside the document. The slug contains two previews of each spread in the document (a thumbnail and a 72 dpi, full-sized preview) and information about every image used in the file (name, directory id, coordinates, etc.).
For a full list of plug-in versions supported for Xinet, see Xinet Client Utilities and Plug-ins.
Install Xinet Plug-Ins for InDesign: Windows
Use the Adobe Exchange site to download and install Xinet client add-ons (plugins) on Windows systems for Adobe InDesign. (Separate add-ons are available for each Adobe CC version.)
You should install the add-on in the way that Adobe recommends. Note that you must have the appropriate version of InDesign already installed on the machine you are using.
To install the add-on:
Install Xinet Plug-Ins for InDesign: Mac
Anyone working in-house can install Xinet Support ID for InDesign drag and drop support. Mac OS X client software is available on the MacFiles volume (the installer is called Xinet Client.mpkg).
See the Administration Guide for additional configuration information. (InDesign Drag and Drop on Macintosh: Troubleshooting).
Remote users, however, may not have this option.They can, however, download a copy from the Xinet server, as follows:
Interactive PDF: The Annotator ID plug-in for InDesign
The Annotator ID plug-in allows you to use Xinet queues to create PDFs that contain interactive links to images that reside on the Xinet server. By default, provided the person viewing the PDF has a Xinet user login, clicking on an image in the PDF will bring up that image in Xinet Portal via the user’s browser. If the user isn’t already logged into Xinet Portal, clicking on an image link will launch Xinet Portal, request authentication, and then present the image.
The plug-in also allows you to use Xinet queues that have been configured so that the server is able to send the print output from your InDesign document to a folder relative to the original file location. Talk to your system administrator if this isn’t working the way you expect.