How to EXPORT/ SAVE transparency for web use from InDesign?


I would like to create a header for a webpage with

  • a logo (with transparency from a psd/ tiff)
  • some typography and
  • an overall transparent background

In InDesign, typography options are ideal for my purpose and I can place everything I like as accurately as I wish, but I struggle when it comes to

  • saving my result with transparency and
  • in a format that will be accepted by my content management system (wp), such as png.

InDesign seems to lack an option (for WEB/ Interactive intent), that will keep the transparency instead of filling my work's background with WHITE.

Am I doing something wrong here? Or would I have to go back, rasterize my result in photoshop again, re-select everything and use Photoshop's save-as-png option?!

That seems stupid and a lot of effort to me, there must be another way. Can you help me?


11/14/2014 4:37:00 PM

Simply ensure you are checking the Transparent Background box when exporting.

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If you're doing this and not getting transparency, then the lack of transparency is due to your file set up, not the export.

11/14/2014 4:49:00 PM