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Why is IDML export wiping plugin configuration?

Feb 27, 2013 4:58 PM

Tags: #idml #widget



I'm currently considering using IDML exports to automate some data entry in a document which will save me considerable amount of time.


However, when I export the .indd to .idml, the configuration of some proprietary widgets (folio slideshow, ...) is lost (needs to be set again when opening the IDML file).


Is there any reason for this to happen and any way to avoid this data loss?



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    Feb 27, 2013 10:57 PM   in reply to Tyf0x

    What exact InDesign version?
    Can you give us a detail description of your workflow?


    Do you switch between two versions of InDesign?


    CS5.5 => IDML => CS6
    CS6 => IDML => CS5.5


    What exactly has changed after reopening the IDML files?
    Or do you working with Snippets (IDMS)?



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    Feb 28, 2013 5:37 AM   in reply to Tyf0x

    Wouldn't surprise me if you're using CS5.5 or CS5 since the DPS tools were not as well integrated. But I've used IDML with CS6 and haven't seen any loss of DPS functionality with IDML.



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