3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 1, 2011 2:27 PM by ghints119

    How to figure out stories' proper order in designmap.xml

    ghints119

      I am new to IDML and I am trying to understand this.

       

      I have figured out that IDML is zip file containing multiple XML files. I have opened the designmap.xml and saw the StoryLine attribute in Document element. However, this order in the StoryLine atribute does not necessary agree with logical order of the text displayed on actual content.

       

      For example the BusinessCardTemplate inside the IDML SDK has the following logical order:

      John Doe

      Software Developer

      InDesign

      Adobe Systems Incorporated

      801 North 34th Street

      Seattle, WA 98103

      Phone: 206.675.7000

      jdoe@adobe.com

      www.adobe.com

       

      However according to the StoryList attribute the following is the order that it refers as following:

      Software Developer

      InDesign

      John Doe

      jdoe@adobe.com

      www.adobe.com

      Phone: 206.675.7000

      801 North 34th Street

      Seattle, WA 98103

      Adobe Systems Incorporated

       

      Is there any way to figure out from the content of IDML to know the proper order (preferably from top left to bottom left) of those stories?

       

      Thanks in advance