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InDesign and XML

InDesign CS3 is being touted for its XML capabilities. It’s an interesting concept, especially, I suppose, for publishing repetitive documents like newsletters and journals, since the container and the content could be kept separate. And I guess you could have print and electronic (web) documents that looked nearly the same, without the limitations of pdf.

Does anyone (hello, India, Ink.) have any experience with this?

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  1. No, sorry! The latest NY InDesign User Group meeting was all about XML, but I . . . blew it off. The presenter made a PDF tutorial, though.

  2. An overview of the process and its limitations for use as an XML composition application are in the STC powerpoint slides on my website http://www.textenergy.com/present/XMLAdobeInDesignCS2.pps. This presentation is aimed mostly at tecnical writers. A more in-depth view of what InDesign CS2/CS3 can do with XML import and export can be found in my O’Reilly Short Cut “XML Publishing with InDesign CS2+” at http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596513993/.
    Send questions to my email and I’ll try to answer them in a timely manner.

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