3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 18, 2008 12:37 PM by (Tak_Osato)

    How to mark up index entries with XML tags

      Dear all,

      How do I markup index entries with XML tags in a InDesign CS3 file?

      Windows InDesign CS3
      Visual Basic

      Thanks in advance.
      Tak
        • 1. Re: How to mark up index entries with XML tags
          Level 1
          Dear all,

          Maybe someone can answer this question.

          Is it possible to mark up index entries with XML tags
          using scripting? If not, is it possible to write a
          plug-in using the InDesign SDK to do this?

          Thanks.
          Tak
          • 2. Re: How to mark up index entries with XML tags
            Level 1
            Are you talking about the entries in the index story or the markers in the text of the document?

            The story can be marked up just like any other story. It also looks as though you can tag the markers, but I'm not sure how useful that will be if you are trying to round-trip. You'd probably have to add some attributes to each XML element if you're hoping to be able to export, re-import and then re-constitute the index markers.

            Dave
            • 3. Re: How to mark up index entries with XML tags
              Level 1
              Dave,

              Thank you. I apologize for not being clear. I don't have
              the English version of InDesign so I am not familiar with
              the actual terminology used to describe what I want to describe.

              What I want to do is to be able to export InDesign to XML
              with indexing information (maybe it's called index topics?)
              so that I can translate the XML, import the XML back into
              InDesign, generate the index, and the index will be translated
              into the target language.

              How would I go about doing this?

              Thanks.
              Tak