Adobe InDesign

Application Details:

Version: CS6
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.3

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

+ 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.

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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.

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Additional Comments

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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64May 26 20172.3Yes Yes GoldBaustein 
ShowLinux Mint 18.1Jan 01 20171.9.24Yes Yes GoldCraig 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 07 20151.7.54Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 11 20141.7.19No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 26 20141.7.14No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 

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