Exporting INX, Snippet, & JPG  files:

In our previous lesson we explored exporting an InDesign files as an Adobe PDF file. This PDF file, when exported, has the linked image files and the font characters used included in the file.

This is key concept since the file will not print properly without these images which are linked to and not imbedded into the image. When we copy an InDesign file and move it to a new location, these links to the original images become broken as the program can no longer find the “path” from the file to where the image was stored- the route chosen to find the file, the PARENTING- has been broken or changed. An exported Adobe PDF solves this problem by embedding the images and fonts needed into the file.

Several other types of exported files are also very useful when dealing with InDesign. These are INX files, snippet files, and JPGs.

INX files:


As well, INX files when Zipped (in Mac, an archive of the file is created by the zipping process) are extremely small and can be emailed as an attachment. This makes it easy to send or receive parts of a document over the internet between yourself and your client.


Exporting a JPG: