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Indesign XML Tree browsing in Palette

May 22, 2012 3:09 AM

Hi all,


This is a general discussion which I would like to know.


Is it possible through scripting to read the XML tree in Indesign and reflect in a "palette" or an "XML Editor".



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    May 27, 2012 3:38 PM   in reply to M V SHAJI

    Short answer: yes


    Longer answer:


    -- export the root element of the active document

    tell application "Adobe InDesign CS4"

      export XML element 1 of active document format XML to POSIX file "/tmp/tmp.xml"

    end tell


    -- open in the default XML editor

    tell application "Finder"

              open POSIX file "/tmp/tmp.xml"

    end tell

    Both technologies "ScriptUI" and "CSXS" / Flex also have palette windows and tree view widgets.



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