Understanding InDesign files and Asset Templates in AEM Assets
This video tutorial walks through defining an InDesign file, and all the accompanying considerations, for use in AEM Assets' Asset Templates feature.
Constructing the InDesign template file
- Download and Open the InDesign file template
- Open the Tags panel, review the Tag naming convention, and note that the author-able elements in the InDesign file are already tagged. Remember, only tagged elements are editable in AEM.
- Window > Utilities > Tags
- On Page, Add a new text element, provide the text "Header" and apply the Heading Paragraph Style.
Then, create and apply a new Tag named Page2Heading.
- Window > Styles > Paragraph Styles
- Add the FPO Logo image ( provided in the zip ) to the Logo element on the Master page.
Learn more about Frame Fitting options , and which is right for your use case.
- Right click and select Fitting > Frame Fitting Options... > Content Fitting > Fill Frame Proportionally
- Copy down the header (Logo and Company Name) from the Master template in Page and Page via Paste In Place.
- On Page 1, Shift-Cmd-Click on macOS or Shift-Alt-Click on Windows, to select the Header exposed from the Master page, and delete it.
- From the Master page, copy the header into Page 1 via Paste in Place
- Repeat the steps for Page 2
- Open the Structure panel, by double-clicking on each, ensure all structural elements correspond to real elements in the InDesign file. Remove any un-used or un-needed elements. Ensure all tagging is semantic and elements are tagged properly.Remember, a poorly constructed InDesign file is the most common cause for issues with AEM Asset Templates, so ensure the tagging and structure is clean and correct.