InDesign 310 – Adobe InDesign – Automated publishing using XML with InDesign

Class Description
In this 2-day class, specifically designed for graphic designers and production artists already comfortable working with Adobe InDesign, learn how to automate publishing without learning a lot of scary code. XML simplifies the process of moving content in and out of Participants layouts and can speed up any print or web assignment. The hands-on projects covered in this class will teach Participants how to import and export XML.  By the end of class Participants will be able to strike a balance between design aesthetic and time-to-publish quick and efficiently and be able to combine the layout detail of InDesign documents with the efficient import characteristics of XML and HTML.

Course Benefits

  • Basics of XML Structure
  • Options for Creating XML
  • InDesign’s Story Editor
  • InDesign’s XML Features
  • Anchored Objects
  • Mapping Tags to Styles
  • Targeted XML Import
  • Variable Data
  • Cross-Media Export
  • Automating XML Tagging
  • Pre-Built DTD Structures
  • Advanced CSS Styling

Suggested Prerequisites
Knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for all classes. In addition, students are required to be relatively well-versed in the topics cover in our Adobe InDesign Essentials. We also recommend that you have the Adobe InDesign software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe website.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to XML
  • InDesign’s XML Features
  • Options for Creating XML
  • XML Structure Basics
  • Anchored Objects
  • Inline and Anchored Graphics
  • Targeted XML Import
  • Variable Data
  • Comprehensive Export Formats
  • XML, HTML, & CSS
  • AJAX and XSLT
  • Interpreting DTD Rules

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.