1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 23, 2015 3:39 AM by laden.m

    InDesign, XML and GEDCOM - any advice for producing family histories?

    Colin Flashman Adobe Community Professional

      I am looking for a revised workflow to assist in the creation of family histories.

       

      Typically, the charts/pedigrees are created in a variety of software, all with a common denominator of producing a GEDCOM 5.5 file. This file is then parsed through proprietary software that we have on-site and then placed into InDesign and further formatted using findchangebylist scripts.

       

      While this system works, there is no failsafe or alternate system in place. Given that InDesign can import XML (despite a massive learning curve of how to deal with XML workflows in InDesign) I feel that this may be another way forward. Does anyone have experience in:

       

      • converting GEDCOM to XML (or know of any reliable conversion sites or software);
      • similar XML workflows for InDesign

       

      Is anyone able to point me in the right direction or give me any advice that will assist in using InDesign to somehow use GEDCOM data to prepare family history artwork?

       

      Colin