XML and InDesign

Discover the power of XML publishing with InDesign, and create content for multiple applications—including digital-first publishing workflows. With this book, XML evangelist Dorothy Hoskins teaches you several techniques for working with the built-in XML capabilities of InDesign CS6, using real examples from a college course-catalog project.

Learn how to import database content into InDesign, and tag existing InDesign content as XML for export to other applications. InDesign also lets you apply attractive styling to XML content that can’t be done with XSL-FO. Through step-by-step instructions, code examples, and lots of screen shots, you’ll discover how using XML with InDesign increases the value of your content.

  • Get an overview of structured (XML) content
  • Learn InDesign’s XML import options, including XML image information
  • Mingle XML and non-XML content in a text flow
  • Use InDesign as an XML “skin” by making templates with new style definitions
  • Put content in “XML order” for export to EPUB, with InDesign CS5.5 and CS6
  • Dive into advanced topics, such as how to transform XML with XSL
  • Understand InDesign’s potential and limitations with complex content models such as DocBook and DITA

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. A Brief Foray into Structured Content (a.k.a. XML)
Chapter 2. InDesign XML Publishing: College Catalog Case Study
Chapter 3. Importing XML
Chapter 4. Tagging XML in InDesign
Chapter 5. Looking Forward: InDesign as an XML “Skin”
Chapter 6. Exporting XML
Chapter 7. Exporting ePub Content (InDesign CS5.5 and CS6)
Chapter 8. Validating XML in InDesign
Chapter 9. What InDesign Cannot Do (or Do Well) with XML
Chapter 10. Advanced Topics: Transforming XML with XSL
Chapter 11. Content Model Depth Issues and Their Impact on Round-Tripping XML
Chapter 12. Brief Notes

Book Details

  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (January 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144934416X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449344160
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