3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 1, 2010 6:24 AM by Emanuele Radaelli

    [CS4-CS5] Table from XML: what's the best practice?

    Emanuele Radaelli Level 1


      I have to build a huge table (20-25 pages long...) from an XML file.

      No problem with that, I wrote a XSLT file to convert my client's XML in the "Table/Cell structure" InDesign needs with all style parameters.

      The problem is that it takes a long time (4-5 hours) to ID to build the whole table.

      I wonder if this is still the best practice with such a huge amount of data (the input XML is 1,1 Mb).

      I also tried to build the table using a script (JavaScript) but from some time test I can see the problem is even bigger.

      I'm currently using an iMac (Mac OS X 10.6.2) with 3.06 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo and 8 GB ram, it's not exactly the worst computer in this world...

      Is there a best practice for this kind of work?

      Client is becoming a pain in the arse...

      Thanks in advance!