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Today I had to add some editable vector content made in Designer to a InDesign document (Yeah, still in an open relationship with Affinity and InDesign…) Something that in old times I did copying from Illustrator and pasting on InDesign. Now, copying from Designer pastes as SVG or PNG, no other options. So I was to use Illustrator as intermediary when I noticed that I can paste the vectors on illustrator without problem, just like i'll love to do between Designer and InDesign.

My question/suggestion is: Is it possible to add on Designer an option or preference setting that allow copied vectors to be compatible with InDesign the same way it does with illustrator? Just now, the options only allow to use SVG as pasteboard option and that is pasted on InDesign as crappy bitmap image.

Is just that sometimes I need vector elements to be editable inside InDesign (which I still must use because, you know, tables ;-) ) and is horrible to open illustrator to do the trick.

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Hmmm... when I copy-paste from Designer to Indesign I get OK vector art... it is just not editable in InDesign.

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1 hour ago, Fixx said:

Hmmm... when I copy-paste from Designer to Indesign I get OK vector art... it is just not editable in InDesign.

Yes. You are right. I realized that the "crappy bitmap" is in reality low preview of the vector SVG (my fault). In illustrator it pastes as editable. I simply wonder if it could be feasible to add option to export pasteboard the same way as illustrator copypaste to indesign. Maybe not, but it would be lovely.

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I agree with Daniel Gibert here. I would love to get away from Illustrator and use Designer exclusively. Clients will give me pages of branded icons in pdf or illustrator format. I can paste and alter them in Indesign as I'm doing my layouts and it saves me a lot of time. Pasting as editable vector from Designer would be awesome.

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