Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Utilizing an XSLT, part of Creating an InDesign Booklet Using XML.
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- [Voiceover] In an ideal situation,…the XML being provided to you will be structured…in exactly the way that you want it to be.…In reality, though, this often is not the case.…I'm going to import our XML file…into this layout again by choosing File, Import XML.…And in your 05_03 folder, I'm going to open these…SeedInventory_images.xml file.…So go ahead and click open…and in our XML Import Options,…I'm going to enable these three checkboxes,…which are the ones we need for our workflow.…
Go ahead and click OK.…And now we can see that our content…has been imported into our layout.…Now, I'm just going to switch over to…Preview mode for a second,…just so we can focus on our layout,…and although this looks really good,…one of the issues we have here…is that the flowers, as you can see,…are not in alphabetical order.…Now, although that's not a huge issue for me,…my boss definitely wants them to be in alphabetical order.…So, if I scroll down to Perennials,…you can see the same thing,…although they're pretty much in alphabetical order,…
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