Structuring InDesign content


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Structuring InDesign content

In order for you to import XML into an InDesign document, you need to give it structure and that structure is all based on tagging your objects. There are a number of ways to tag objects in InDesign, but one of the simplest is to use the Tags panel, which you can find under the Window menu. We need to add a tag here for each element in the XML file. Let's switch over to the XML file and look what we have got. We can see that the first top level element is called Root, then we have got Header, then we have got Story, Body Text and so on. So we better start here, Root is already there for us. That's the default top level in all XML files in all new documents of InDesign.

Now, let's add a new tag by clicking on this New Tag button and I am going to call this Header. Make sure it's named exactly the same as it is in the XML file. You can tell that it will be pretty boring having to add these tags one at a time. So instead, I am going to go to the Tag panel flyout menu and c...

Structuring InDesign content
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Structuring InDesign content provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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InDesign
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