2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 6, 2013 7:45 AM by Altper

    mapping different styles to xml tags based on master page template?

    Altper

      Hi, i am working on a document that imports data through xml and mapping my tags to styles to format the data, i am wanting to know if i can change the style of formatting depending on what master page type the document is currently using, here is an example of what im trying to achieve…

       

      A listings document of multiple places, say towns thats split into countries.

      Each country is colour coordinated so;

      England = green

      USA = red

      China = blue

       

      I want all the town names to be formatted the same font, size etc but i also want the names to be coloured as above…

       

      So i set up a style for 'town-name' which is mapped to the 'town-name' xml field and sets the font formatting.

       

      I set up master documents for each country (only difference being the colour)

       

      Then i drop all the England towns into the England master page, USA into USA etc

       

      I want the town names to appear in the correct colour as above…

       

      So, can i achieve this by mapping tags to styles and selecting a master page, if so how? or is there another way to achieve this other than renaming all the xml fields to include a reference to the country…

       

      using inDesign 5

       

      thanks in advance