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'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!
i walk the same road... indesigns xml is very slow, this gets even worse with bigger documents.
First transform the XML through XSLT seprately and then Import that XML in InDesign.
Hope it help.
I did the XSLT transformation separately but it's always slow as hell.
I also noticed that from CS3 to CS5 there's absolutely no difference.
I will try that way, any tip is really useful at this point.