Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking advantage of Keep Options, part of Creating an InDesign Booklet Using XML.
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- You've heard me say several times…throughout this course that I like to get…InDesign to do as much of the work for me…so I can focus my attention on other elements…of the design.…In this video, I'd like to show you another way…that I take advantage of InDesign's capabilities…which is by using the Keep options…when working with text in a layout.…Now, I have the Keep.imdb file open right now,…and I've navigated to page four and five,…so I'm looking at this spread in my document.…And one of the issues I have happening here…is that the Bulbs Heading…is starting at the bottom of the page,…not an ideal situation in a booklet like this.…
The flower names might be acceptable,…but certainly not the main heading.…If I scroll down to the next spread, you'll also notice…that the Perrenials heading is…also starting further down on the page.…A common situation to this problem that I regularly see…is to add a bunch of Returns.…So, we can click here,…I'll turn off Preview mode for a second,…we can hit a bunch of Returns to force…
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