Flexible layout of structured content
IdXML (InDesign XML) is a DITA Open Toolkit plugin enabling DITA content to be mapped to an arbitrary XML structure and intelligently imported into InDesign.
Flexible design processWhen design and flexibility are required to create an output there is nothing better than getting a designer to do what they do best. IdXML helps designers work with complex DITA content without compromising their creativity.
RepeatabilityOnce DITA content has been imported into InDesign designers can keep control over the layout of their work. When the source DITA changes, the updates can be reimported into the existing design without having to start from scratch.
Time saving automationInDesign scripting can be used to automate and ease repetitive formatting tasks. For example, resizing tables and graphics, performing complex designs or automatically inserting a table of contents or index.
Standards basedUses the DITA Open Toolkit to create a simplified XML document ready to import into InDesign.
Tagging optionsXML tags are mapped to design elements in a template. For example, a single piece of metadata can be mapped to a text frame – perhaps an alert or warning. Or an image can mapped to a graphic frame – perhaps a logo or product image. Or maybe it’s the entire document.
Designer requiredThe designer keeps control over their template. If changes are required the designer can implement them without a developer or the need to modify stylesheets.
Powerful scriptingSimplify repetitive tasks. For example, resizing tables and graphics, performing complex designs or automatically inserting a table of contents or index.
- pharmaceutical package inserts
- product user guides
- fixed layout ePubs
IdXML uses a term licence (i.e. the licence fee is payable each year of use). Technical support and applicable software updates are included during the licence term.
Designed for individuals with a single copy of Adobe InDesign. The Open Toolkit plugin can be installed on a server or desktop.
Designed for multiple users company-wide, but with only a single server instance of Open Toolkit, possibly part of a CCMS.
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