Understanding XML and InDesign


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Understanding XML and InDesign

XML is all the rage among publishers these days and it seems like everyone wants to move into an XML workflow. But what is XML? Why would you want to use it? XML is all about separating content from the form of that content. So where something like HTML is all about telling a web browser what the text and graphics should look like, XML says I don't care what it looks like. Let me just tell you what it is. Now that's important because these days we don't know where our content is going to end up. It could be a newspaper one day and a cell phone the next. If you are doing one little ad for the local grocer, you may never need to worry about XML.

But if you are creating that ad every week, and the content is changing and you have to produce in four different sizes, well then XML maybe the answer to your dreams. I will be showing you a quick overview of how XML works in InDesign in this movie and then I will be going into more depth in the later movies in this chapter. But befo...

Understanding XML and InDesign
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Understanding XML and InDesign 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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