+ Normal, preview, bleed and slug modes.
+ Hiding/showing guides, special characters – all good.
+ Working with pages and master pages.
+ Working with frames, layers, paragraph and character styles.
+ Creating and setting up table of contents.
+ Creating custom workspaces (see the note № 4 below).
+ Using templates, importing styles.
+ Exporting to ‘interactive’ PDF.
atmlib corefonts gdiplus msxml3 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 d3dx9 flash
What does not
− Export to PDF for ‘print’ (Indesign crashes)
− Keeping windows undocked – there’s a transparency bug, which makes windows get covered with a black frame, that overlaps the interface.
What was not tested
~ Working with images, interactive elements.
Note 1. If you install not under Program Files, but under a custom folder anywhere under your ‘/’, create ‘/adobeTemp’ # mkdir -m777 /adobeTemp because the installer will try to create it itself, but will fail, because you run wine with a regular user rights. Note 2. Installer may throw an error at the end of installation, but actually completes it – you just have to wait for a couple of minutes, while it finished writing the log file, compress it, then it will copy prepared installation on the place you chose during the installation. Just remember, that if after the error you will not see the InDesign folder growing up for 1 GiB, don’t despair and check in two–three minutes. Note 3. Exporting to PDF for ‘print’ does not work, but for ‘interactive’ does, under one condition, THAT YOU HAVE NOT REMOVED ANY WINDOWS OR ADOBE FONTS, i.e. left .wine/drive_c/windows/Fonts intact – feel free to drop your custom fonts there, but don’t remove anything. I know, that as good designers you won’t use the default, but keep all this M*******t and Adobe goods in place. Note 4. Setting up tab in docked panels is somewhat tricky, but possible. First I explain the problem. Usually you see, that after you spawn a floating panel, you can’t attach it as a tab to a docked panel. While turning panels on and off from the main menu → windows you see, how turning off one panel (actually a tab on your screen) closes whole docked panel (which may have other tabs!) and that may lead you to a conclusion, that tabs that may sit together have to be from the same section of main menu → windows. That’s wrong, you can attach whatever you want everywhere. Now the tips. 1. Hold the floating panel title above the panel you want to dock it into. 2. Grab floating panel by its title. 3. Slo-o-owly start to move it down. 4. You must see a highlighted line, showing you, that you may attach the panel above the one you aim to place it into. Keep dragging your floating panel down. 5. Eventually™ you must see, that the bar on which the tabs are, is highlighted in blue. Now drop the floating panel – it will become a tab. 6. Adjust the position of the tab on the bar by dragging it. 7. You only have one chance to spawn the blue highlight, if you missed it or spend more than 10 seconds on it already, relese the left mouse button and try again. 8. I got best results with getting the blue highlight with dragging FROM TOP TO BOTTOM and aiming with the middle of the title of the floating panel to a middle of any tab – try every tab. Remember: MIDDLE TO MIDDLE. 9. Keep panels expanded in the dock. Note 5. There is no solution to the ant-sized buttons, but you may at least increase DPI in winecfg to get font previews at a comprehensible size. I use 130+, if you work hard with Id, you’ll get accustomed very quickly.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Gentoo Linux x86_64||May 26 2017||2.3||Yes||Yes||Gold||Baustein|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.1||Jan 01 2017||1.9.24||Yes||Yes||Gold||Craig|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Nov 07 2015||1.7.54||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 11 2014||1.7.19||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 26 2014||1.7.14||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|