Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with anchored objects, part of Creating an InDesign Booklet Using XML.
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- Images can also be incorporated into an XML workflow…as long as the image information is contained…in the XML content.…Again, half the battle is ensuring…that the InDesign content is pre-tagged…and ready for the image data being imported.…Let's take a closer look at how…we're going to set up our InDesign structure…for XML content that contains image data.…So I'm starting this video here…with the anchoredobjects.indd file…already open on my computer.…But in order to see what I need to do to make this work,…I want to take a quick look at the XML file.…
So if I switch over to Oxygen,…you can see that I've already opened up…the SeedInventory_images.xml file,…and at the top of this file you can see…that I have an Image tag, and then here you can see…that I have an attribute called href.…Now, I want to point out,…you don't have to use the Image tag.…The tag name can be whatever you want it to be.…But the attribute has to be href.…That is how InDesign is going to be…looking for the file reference.…
And then here we have the location of the file.…
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