Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating styles, part of Creating an InDesign Booklet Using XML.
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A very important element to perform…when preparing a document for an XML project,…or for any project for that matter,…is the creation of styles in InDesign.…Now if you're not familiar with styles,…styles basically make it easy to consistently format…text and objects in an InDesign layout.…Not only does it make it easy to format…text and objects, but it makes it incredibly easy…and efficient to modify them as well,…which is really important.…If you want to learn more about creating styles in InDesign,…I encourage you to watch my…Up and Running with Styles in InDesign course on Lynda.com,…where I walk you through creating paragraph, character,…object, table, and cell styles, as well as…everything in between and how to apply them…inside of InDesign.…
Even though this course was created for InDesign CS5,…it's just as relevant for the 2015 release…of Adobe InDesign CC.…For now though, I'm just going to show you…the styles that I've created and how they'll be used…inside of this document.…So I'm going to come over here to my Paragraph Styles panel,…
In these tutorials, Chad Chelius explains what XML is and then walks through the entire process in InDesign, from setting up the document and tagging the content, to cleaning the data and fine-tuning the layout. He also offers tips for saving your work in an InDesign template, to regenerate directories when new entries are added, update catalogs seasonally, etc. By the end of the course, you should be able to use this workflow to speed up data-heavy design jobs, big and small.
- What is XML?
- Transforming XML
- Displaying tag markers
- Setting up an InDesign document for XML import
- Creating styles
- Tagging content
- Mapping tags to styles
- Importing XML data in InDesign
- Applying master pages
- Creating a table of contents