15 Replies Latest reply: Jun 5, 2009 9:59 AM by FivePicaPica RSS

    how to open illustrator file (.ai) using Indesign and save it as XML

    Nikkiee POndi

      I know how to open a Illustrator file (.ai) in Indesign.

       

      It would be like :

       

      1 ) Save your Illustrator file as AI. This Native format is most compatible with InDesign.

       

      2 )  Go to -> InDesign, click on your document using your  Frame Rectangle tool (the one with the X through it).

       

      3 )  Fill in the desired size (can be adjusted later).

       

      5 ) Go to File menu > Place.

       

      6 )  Find and select the Illustrator file in the window that opens.

       

      7 ) Click the Open button.

       

      Adjust size, & position of your image using the Direct Selection tool (white arrow), and the cropping with the Seclection tool (black arrow.

       

      Now I want to save this file as XML.

       

      After that,  I say

       

      1 )  File -> Export

       

      But this file saves as XML only shows he the root element nothing else.

      Every time , this shows like

       

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>

      <Root></Root>

       

      Nothing is there as contents.

       

      Can anyone let me know, is it possible to store .AI file as XML.

      My requirement is simple, i want to store the .ai file as XML.

       

      Some how I am using Indesign to do so . Can any body help.

       

      Thanks,