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InDesign extension/plugin

InDesign extension/plugin

Friday 18 June 2010 11:51:25 am - 4 replies

Hello,

I've been looking for the indesign plugin that enables you to export indesign xml from your articles just like in this webinar: http://ez.no/ezpublish/ez_publish_webinars/multi_channel_content_delivery_with_ez_publish

It looked easy enough in the video to "just enable the indesign plugin". But I've been searching for indesign extension/plugin without any luck. Is there a dedicated plugin for indesign as shown in the webinar or is there another plugin/extension that is used to export the article xml to indesign?

Best regards,

Håkan Bergman

Friday 18 June 2010 7:15:46 pm

Hi Håkan,

as far as I know, at the moment there's no any official extension for eZ publish and InDesign, but I think that there is some solution around the world, that developers and eZ partners integrated for their customers.

As Opencontent, we have also implemented a very simple XML-based solution:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdf0hISRaLg (from the 2nd minute)

it works, but it's really nothing special; I'm also very interested to see other experiences and extensions.

All the best,

gabriele francescotto

Wednesday 18 August 2010 2:17:08 pm

On the reverse...

What do I have to do to an Indesign file so can drag and drop it into ezpublish and make it render a page/article in ezpublish?

Thursday 19 August 2010 10:18:01 am

Hi Neo,

it depends a lot by your customer's workflow and by some precondition.

From my experience, if:

  • the structure of your customer InDesign's templates are based on boxes
  • your customer is available to “tag” every single box in his InDesign templates
  • the customer can manage his activity using a limited number of templates

then you can export the content from an InDesign page to an XML file (manually or automatically, using InDesign server), whose structure can be something like:

  

<page>
   <item>

      <title>...</title>

      <body>...</body>

   </item>

   <item>

      <title>...</title>

      <body>...</body>

   </item>

</page>

from which is very easy to create eZ objects (just see: http://projects.ez.no/data_import)

gabriele

Modified on Thursday 19 August 2010 10:18:52 am by Gabriele Francescotto

Tuesday 14 September 2010 11:08:06 am

Hi Gabriele

Thanks for that information. It's much appreciated.

Now... where do I get my hands on the indesign plugin?! happy.gif Emoticon

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