InDesign Packages (ZIP files) are output from Adobe InDesign and contain all project assets and information, including high-resolution graphics and custom fonts. When users upload an InDesign Package, Vault automatically generates viewable renditions from the InDesign files, graphics, and custom fonts within the package. The result is a high-quality PDF. Vault does not support full-text search within this PDF.

To help ensure that InDesign rendering is successful across InDesign versions, your InDesign Package should include an InDesign Markup Language (IDML) file.

Vault can also auto-generate viewable renditions from Adobe Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (AI), InDesign (INDD) and Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files.

Adobe InDesign Package Method

It is important that you include all required data for InDesign file handling in your InDesign packages. The package method ensures that graphics, linked materials, and fonts are available when you upload to Vault. If you don’t use this method, you may see font substitution or missing images in Vault.

The following instructions and images reflect Adobe InDesign CC 2017. If you use a different version, your steps may vary.

Package the InDesign Content

Use the InDesign Package option.

If needed, resolve any issues that appear in the Summary. To do this, you must cancel, resolve issues, and then use the Package option again.

Enable the following settings in the Create Package Folder window:

  • Copy Fonts
  • Copy Linked Graphics
  • Update Graphic Links In Package
  • Include IDML
  • Include PDF (Print)

Create ZIP File

On your computer, navigate to the directory where you saved the InDesign package. Compress or archive the package folder to create a ZIP file.

Upload to Vault

Upload the ZIP to Vault as a source file.