A Designer's Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML: Harness the Power of XML to Automate your Print and Web Workflows

James J. Maivald, Cathy Palmer

  • 出版商: Adobe Press
  • 出版日期: 2007-12-14
  • 售價: $1,650
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,568
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 336
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0321503554
  • ISBN-13: 9780321503558
  • 相關分類: IndesignXML
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Book Description

Is this book for programmers? 
Written specifically for graphic designers and production artists already comfortable working with Adobe InDesign, this book teaches you how to automate publishing without learning a lot of scary code. XML simplifies the process of moving content in and out of your layouts and can speed up any print or Web assignment.

Why should I care about XML? If you’re managing data-intensive layout projects, and you want to keep that data consistent, accurate, and up-to-date, then incorporating XML can help. You can also use XML to automate processes like importing text and large numbers of graphics into a layout, or repurposing content from one application to another. Do I need additional plug-ins or special software? You need only the powerful features built into InDesign CS2 or CS3 to use this book.

How will I learn XML?
This guide includes nine easy-to-follow projects with downloadable support files. With these hands-on tutorials, you will learn XML in context. By the final project, XML will no longer be a mystery, but a powerful tool you can use to support your company or clients.

These real-world projects will teach you:
l Business cards: Create a structured layout in InDesign and then import XML. Format text automatically and flow the text into multiple examples.
l Product catalog: Learn how to import XML data into a structured layout using nested styles and cloned text.
l Direct mail and variable data printing: Use XML and InDesign to create sophisticated direct mail pieces without costly plug-ins or third-party software.
l Magazine and newspaper: Build and export magazine-style publications for online distribution.
l Web: Transform XML into XHTML to incorporate directly into your Web pages, or use Cascading Style Sheets to instantly format your exported XML.

About the Author
James J. Maivald, owner of Desktop Design, is a graphic designer and artist with 20 years of experience in publishing and production. He has written courseware on Adobe Photoshop and other graphic design programs, as well as dozens of articles for national magazines on electronic publishing and production. He leads seminars and training on InDesign and XML for individuals and Fortune 500 companies. An Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) in InDesign and Dreamweaver, Jim is also the coordinator for the InDesign User Group of Chicago.



這本書是為程式設計師而寫的嗎?這本書是專為已經熟悉使用Adobe InDesign的平面設計師和製作藝術家而寫的,它教導你如何在不學習大量可怕的程式碼的情況下自動化出版。XML簡化了在版面中移動內容的過程,可以加快任何印刷或網頁任務的速度。

我為什麼要關心XML?如果你正在管理數據密集的版面項目,並且希望保持數據的一致性、準確性和最新性,那麼使用XML可以幫助你。你還可以使用XML自動化流程,例如將文本和大量圖形導入版面,或者將內容從一個應用程序轉用到另一個應用程序。我需要額外的插件或特殊軟件嗎?你只需要使用InDesign CS2或CS3內建的強大功能即可使用本書。


- 名片:在InDesign中創建結構化版面,然後導入XML。自動格式化文本並將文本流到多個示例中。
- 產品目錄:使用嵌套樣式和克隆文本將XML數據導入結構化版面。
- 直郵和變數數據打印:使用XML和InDesign創建複雜的直郵作品,無需昂貴的插件或第三方軟件。
- 雜誌和報紙:建立並導出適合在線分發的雜誌風格出版物。
- 網頁:將XML轉換為XHTML,直接將其合併到你的網頁中,或使用層疊樣式表即時格式化你導出的XML。

James J. Maivald是Desktop Design的擁有者,是一位擁有20年出版和製作經驗的平面設計師和藝術家。他曾經為Adobe Photoshop和其他平面設計軟件編寫過課程教材,並為國家雜誌撰寫了數十篇有關電子出版和製作的文章。他為個人和財富500強公司提供InDesign和XML的研討會和培訓。作為Adobe認證專家(ACE)和Adobe認證教師(ACI),Jim還是芝加哥InDesign用戶組的協調人。