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- Understanding XML terminology
- Identifying XML elements, attributes, and comments
- Adding, moving, and deleting elements
- Tagging and styling
- Creating tables with XML
- Building frame and flow layouts
- Ordering with XSLT
- Using the Document Type Definition in an XML workflow
Skill Level Intermediate
- Hi! I'm Jim Maivald and this is InDesign CS5: Dynamic Publishing Workflows in XML. XML is being used everywhere these days. On the web, in print, on your cellphone. It can also be used to assist designers moving content rapidly from one application to another. Being able to use the XML tools in InDesign CS5 will not only help you work faster and more efficiently, it will make you more valuable to your employer as well. In this course we'll explore the world of XML and I'll explain the basics of the technology in plain English and show you specifically how you can use this information to make yourself a better designer or production editor.
I'll walk you through InDesign's XML interface, the Structure pane and the Tags panel to show you how well this current version of InDesign works with XML-based documents. If you already work with XML files, I'll teach you how to use XML to populate your layouts with text, pictures and even table data, with just the click of the mouse. And I'll take you through a couple of projects, real world examples of XML and InDesign working hand-in-hand. Some people worry about learning a new language, but I'll show you how a few simple tricks can help you produce hours of work in just a few minutes.
So let's get started with InDesign CS5: Dynamic Publishing Workflows in XML.