Discover the power of XML publishing with InDesign, and create content for multiple applications - including digital-first publishing workflows. With this book, XML evangelist Dorothy Hoskins teaches you several techniques for working with the built-in XML capabilities of InDesign CS6, using real examples from a college course-catalog project. Learn how to import database content into InDesign, and tag existing InDesign content as XML for export to other applications. InDesign also lets you apply attractive styling to XML content that can't be done with XSL-FO. Through step-by-step instructions, code examples, and lots of screen shots, you'll discover how using XML with InDesign increases the value of your content. Get an overview of structured (XML) content Learn InDesign's XML import options, including XML image information Mingle XML and non-XML content in a text flow Use InDesign as an XML "skin" by making templates with new style definitions Put content in "XML order" for export to EPUB, with InDesign CS5.5 and CS6 Dive into advanced topics, such as how to transform XML with XSL Understand InDesign's potential and limitations with complex content models such as DocBook and DITA
Dorothy Hoskins is an XML evangelist, always learning new things to help her play with XML (like podcasting and AJAXian web development), but her true love is the development of processes that tie together various applications for publishing XML to both print and web. From her initial career as a graphic artist and designer/illustrator, she has been lead far afield by her interests in holography, interactive multimedia and all things XML. Besides creating server-side XSLT for a global corporation's website, she has created publishing workflows for importing database-derived XML into Adobe's FrameMaker and InDesign CS2 products. She has presented numerous times on XML and XSL for the Society for Technical Communication and SUNY/Higher Ed groups. She resides with her family in western New York, where she finds the weather a refreshing change from her native Florida.