Learn How to Import XML into InDesign CS5


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Importing XML into InDesign

The XML file is finished. Now it's time to import it into InDesign. Although it's not the hardest task you'll be faced with, it is certainly one of the most important. The way you import XML affects how the data interacts with the layout and how it generates the dynamic content. The Import command can be found in three different places. First, it's under the File menu. You can also find the command in the Structure pane, in the Structure pane menu. Finally, you can right-click on the root element and choose Import XML from there as well.

The XML Import Options dialog is probably the most important dialog you'll interface with working with XML. If you want to import the entire XML file, uncheck all the boxes. When you click OK, the XML will be imported into the Structure pane. All the data within the XML file will be here. Other options are also available. If you want to create a link with the XML file on your hard drive, choose this option.

To modify the XML on import, you...

Importing XML into InDesign
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Importing XML into InDesign provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jim Maivald as part of the InDesign CS5: Dynamic Publishing Workflows in XML

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