A Designer's Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML: Harness the by James J. Maivald

By James J. Maivald

Is this publication for programmers?  Written particularly for photograph designers and creation artists already cozy operating with Adobe InDesign, this ebook teaches you the way to automate publishing with out studying loads of frightening code. XML simplifies the method of relocating content material out and in of your layouts and will accelerate any print or internet task. Why should still I care approximately XML? If you’re handling data-intensive structure initiatives, and also you are looking to continue that info constant, actual, and up to date, then incorporating XML might help. you can even use XML to automate strategies like uploading textual content and massive numbers of photographs right into a structure, or repurposing content material from one software to a different. Do i want extra plug-ins or targeted software program? you would like in basic terms the strong beneficial properties outfitted into InDesign CS2, CS3 or CS4 to exploit this publication. How will I study XML? This consultant contains 9 easy-to-follow tasks with downloadable help records. With those hands-on tutorials, you are going to research XML in context. by means of the ultimate venture, XML will not be a secret, yet a robust instrument you should use to help your organization or consumers. those real-world initiatives will train you: l company playing cards: Create a established structure in InDesign after which import XML. layout textual content instantly and move the textual content into a number of examples. l Product catalog: how one can import XML facts right into a established structure utilizing nested kinds and cloned textual content. l unsolicited mail and variable information printing: Use XML and InDesign to create subtle unsolicited mail items with out high priced plug-ins or third-party software program. l journal and newspaper: construct and export magazine-style guides for on-line distribution. l net: rework XML into XHTML to include at once into your websites, or use Cascading sort Sheets to immediately structure your exported XML.

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Table–body cell element Represents a tagged cell within the body of a table. Table–footer cell element Represents a tagged cell in the footer row of a table. Table–header cell element Represents a tagged cell in the header row of a table. Text element Represents tagged text within a frame. Text element–unplaced Unplaced text element not yet associated with a page item. 32 A D e s i g n e r ' s G u i d e to A d o b e I n D e s i g n a n d X M L Placing Unformatted Elements from the Structure Pane We said earlier that the XML content is actually stored within the Structure pane.

10. 7 Click on the triangle in front of the master element to reveal that it contains two artist elements. 8 Click on an artist element to reveal seven child elements contained within. 9 Click on image to reveal the href attribute; click on name to show the firstname and lastname child elements. 10 Option-click (Alt-click) on the master element to expand the entire structure at once. 11. 11 Option-click (Altclick) on the master element to collapse all levels of the structure at once. 12). Validate using DTD Insert Attribute New Element Structure pane menu Delete Element DTD declaraction Create elements and attributes Attribute Graphic element Graphic attribute Parent element Delete elements and attributes Child elements Navigate to selected elements i]opan$nkkp% ]npeop- Root element DTD-based validation DTD controls Empty element ]npeop.

42 If you can find these elements in the Structure pane, you can use it to find them in your layout, too. 43 The icon and the actual element in the layout are, in effect, the same thing. I n D e s i g n ’ s X M L F e at u r e s : Tag s v s . 44 Notice in what ways the elements in the Structure pane and the content in the layout each indicate they are selected. 45). 45 See how the image of Leonardo da Vinci is highlighted in the layout and in the Structure pane. 45 46 A D e s i g n e r ' s G u i d e to A d o b e I n D e s i g n a n d X M L Observe the other child elements within the first artist element.

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