This course is suitable only for those with considerable prior experience of using InDesign and covers advanced styles; longer documents; typography; drawing; special effects; interactivity; and automating workflows.
This course aims to show experienced InDesign features how to incorporate XML into their workflows. Delegates will be given an introduction into XML, DTDs and XSLT as well as importing and exporting XML into and out of InDesign.
Our scheduled training courses take place at Pinnacle House, 4-5 Newark Rd, Peterborough PE1 5WS. The training centre can be reached by car or by a short taxi ride from Peterborough station. (Naturally, lunch and refreshments are also provided.)
About markup languages, What is XML, XML and SGML, How mark-up languages work, Representation of document structure, Multi-platform publishing, Modelling content with XML
XML elements, The root element, Creating XML tags, Parent and child elements, Entities, PCData, and CData, Element attributes, White space, Adding comments, Well-formed XML documents
Overview of XML validation, XML parsers, Creating DTDs, Internal and external DTDs, Element declaration, Attribute declaration, Declaring internal entities, Declaring external entities, InDesign XML basics
Typical workflows , Using the Tags window, Creating and editing tags, Applying tags to text frames, Applying tags to image frames , Applying tags to inline frames , Importing tags, Show Tag Markers, XML and InDesign tables, XML and images
Importing XML files, Tagging preset options , Mapping tags to style, Manually formating XML, Embedding style names in XML files, Creating repeating elements, Using XSL stylesheets
Industry-standard DTDs, Importing DTDs, Validating documents with DTDs
Tagging items for XML export, Selecting elements for export, Setting export options
If you have several staff members that need to complete this training, we can arrange a private instructor-led online training course tailored to the requirements of your organisation. Each person is given remote access to a computer in our training centre and provided with lots of opportunities to practice all of the techniques being taught remotely. This means that your staff can attend a course either in the office or from home.
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