Hi everyone. I've been looking for days now about a way to export the content of a website as XML and import it then into InDesign, involving some basic text formatting and maybe links, lists and tables. Getting a XML version of a website isn't actually the problem. But including some InDesign readable formatting structure caused me some headache.
First of all, I used InDesign from CS2 and read a lot about INX structure, XML Namespaces and Tagged Text. None of what I did seemed to result in any acceptable or properly working import. So I've read about CS3 having a new feature of applying XSL Stylesheets when importing a XML file and finally downloaded a trial version to test this out. Problem is, I can't find any helpful documentation on how to use this feature right. Neither in the web nor in your forums.
So how does a XSL file have to look like in order to import XML with some basic formatting?
Let's say the XML looks like this, very simple:
] <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
] <?xsl-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="style.xsl"?>
] <bold>This text is bold</bold> and <italic>this seems to be italic</italic>.
] <underline>I'm under the line</underline>
How does my XSLT code in "style.xsl" have to look like in order to tell InDesign that the content of <bold> has to be bold, the one of <italic> italic and leaving <underline> underlined?
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i am sending indesign file and xml file.the text formate of indesign file is in correct formate.
when i importing test.xml to indesign file rich text formate is not preserve,it change all text to bold or plain.
i want that when import test.xml file inot indesign file,the formate of text is preserve as show in indesign file.
From: TonyHak <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: importing xml via xsl for rich text formating importing xml via xsl for rich text formating
To: "Humayoo Humayoo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Friday, July 3, 2009, 12:03 PM
If you want to send me some sample files i would be happy to take a look...
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Hi, was there a solution for this?
I am importing xml into indesign and the basic functionality of importing and producing a pdf based on that is fine. However, I am not sure on how I can include formatting for things such as italics, bold, etc.