InDesign file requirements

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Brandifyer (and the InDesign Server) operate as a Windows Server solution. Fonts which will be used in a template have to be compatible with Windows. Fonts with the file extension .otf or .ttf will suffice in most cases.
Mac fonts are not interchangeable with Windows and will therefore not function.

The complete InDesign package of the template will be uploaded to Brandifyer. All images (links) have to be available in the InDesign package. Make sure the images have a high enough quality to print (usually around 300 dpi), do keep the size of the files in mind. Bigger files have a negative influence on the performance and available hard disk space.

Style usage
It’s important that templates are using the correct styles, especially for the text parts. Text should have ‘Paragraph styles’ and ‘Character styles’ assigned to them. Tables should have ‘Table styles’ and ‘Cell styles’, objects should have ‘Object styles’. This applies to all texts and objects which will be made dynamic (items which can be adjusted by users in Brandifyer).

Make sure there are no style overrides (local overrides) within the texts.
Supply Paragraph styles with a ‘nested style’ or ‘GREP style’ if a part of a word or sentence should automatically receive a different Character style. For example: a commercial price where the money amount should be shown in superscript.

Generating a package
If a template meets the above mentioned requirements an InDesign Package can be generated. A user can generate one by clicking on File>Package.. (Check your InDesign file for any errors such as missing fonts, links, etc.)

Dynamic fields summary
Hand over a separate file (Word, screenshot, etc.) with an overview of the fields which should be made dynamic in Brandifyer.

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