2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 16, 2011 9:42 AM by John Hawkinson

    How to test an IDML file?

    gareth.ob Level 1

      I have created an IDML package that is very basic. It has a couple of spreads, each with a single page and some guides on the page. Schema validation against the package schema passes. However, when I open the file in InDesign it tells me "Cannot open then file 'foo.idml'. Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, a plug-in that suports the file format may be missing, or the file may be open in another application."


      It is not open in another application and helloworld-2.idml opens fine even through it fails validation on several counts.


      I suspect there is something very minor "wrong" with my IDML file. However, given that the schema is not catching it; is there a way to determine why InDesign chokes on it? I don't see any log file, nor is there anything in the Windows event log. Does anyone know how to determine what it is about the file that InDesign can't handle?