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When are InDesign and Dreamweaver going to be able to work together?

Aug 8, 2012 11:09 AM

So here we are at CS6, and you STILL can not copy text out of InDesign, paste it into Dreamweaver, and have basic formatting carry over. I can copy text from InDesign and paste it into Microsoft Word, and the formatting gets retained. I can copy text out of Word and paste it into Dreamweaver, and the formatting gets retained. How many years are we going to wait for this basic productivity feature to exist between InDesign and Dreamweaver??

 
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    Aug 8, 2012 11:24 AM   in reply to snowcreative

    They work beautifully together now.

     

     

     

    InDesign has an export to HTML feature. Mapping styles to tags gets you well formatted HTML that you can paste into Dreamweaver to be styled with your existing CSS.

     

     

     

    Pasting text out of Word into Dreamweaver bring along so much crap I would never do it. I just use plain text for that.

     

     

     

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    Aug 8, 2012 11:33 AM   in reply to snowcreative

    You have to map the styles to tags.

     

     

     

    It works perfectly that way.

     

     

     

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    Aug 8, 2012 11:52 AM   in reply to snowcreative

    That’s how it works. If that doesn’t suit you then file your request here:

     

     

     

    https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

     

     

     

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    Aug 8, 2012 12:41 PM   in reply to snowcreative

    Yes, and if you map to li, it works perfectly.

     

     

     

    It looks like you’re exporting to epub which certainly botches the living hell out UL and OL styles.

     

     

     

    Exporting to HTML from CS6 with a style using bullets and numbers mapped to li works fine.

     

     

     

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    Aug 15, 2012 11:37 PM   in reply to Bob Levine

    I just tried exporting a trial InDesign CS6 file with bullets to ePub and the thing is a mess. I can't figure out how to get the hanging indents, even though the export dialogue box is set to Map to Unordered Lists.

     

    Is this a flaw in CS6? Should I just give up, crack the ePub and hand code each list that way? The book I'm designing is 40K words long and absolutely filled with lists since it's an instructional text. ARGH!

     

    Also, anyone know what's the best way to unzip, then rezip a CS6 ePub on the Mac?

     
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    Aug 16, 2012 5:31 AM   in reply to GoldCountry86

    Bullets and numbering out CS6 to EPUB makes a mess of the HTML.

     

     

     

    You may find this article helpful:

     

     

     

    http://www.pigsgourdsandwikis.com/2012/08/numbered-lists-from-indesign -6.html

     

     

     

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