2 Replies Latest reply on May 29, 2013 11:32 PM by M V SHAJI

    Indesign XML-IN workflow - Anchoring issues

    M V SHAJI Level 1

      Hi all,


      We are using Indesign CS5.5 and CS6.

      For XML-IN workflow, we have developed a in-house tool for automation.


      Marginal Notes: Using Script we drag the content from the XML tree and anchor it in Margin as per layout.

      The issue here: In Pagination if they release the anchor the marginal content become Non-XML and wiped out from the XML tree.


      Is there is any work-around to handle these types of issues.


      Please advice.



        • 1. Re: Indesign XML-IN workflow - Anchoring issues
          Vamitul Level 4

          Hello Shaji.


          As far as i know there is no solution for this. I'we been struggling with it for a while now. The only "workaround" i found was to use copy-paste instead of releasing the anchor:

          Select the anchored frame, copy it, paste it in place, then remove the old anchor. It should create a new Story element in the XML tree. 

          It's not hard to script, if all you need is to release all anchors from the document/story, for example

          • 2. Re: Indesign XML-IN workflow - Anchoring issues
            M V SHAJI Level 1

            Hellow Vamitul,


            Thanks for the response.

            I also tried searching for the answer but did't suceed.

            Since we are having complex jobs in XML-IN workflow. This is hard to have such a issue like this.

            Hope Indesign will fix in near future.