Created or loaded element tags.
Applied tags to items on the pages of your document.
Adjusted the hierarchy of tagged elements in the Structure pane, if needed.
You can export all or a portion of the XML content in your document. Only content that is tagged can be exported.
If you are exporting a document that contains tables, you must tag the tables or InDesign will not export them as part of the XML.
Include DTD Declaration
Exports the reference to the DTD along with the XML file. This option is only available if there is a DOCTYPE element in the Structure pane.
View XML Using
Opens the exported file in a browser, XML editing application, or text editor. Choose the browser or application from the list.
Export From Selected Element
Starts exporting from the element you selected in the Structure pane. This option is only available if you selected an element before choosing File > Export.
Export Untagged Tables As CALS XML
Exports untagged tables in CALS XML format. To be exported, the table must be in a tagged frame, and the table must not be tagged.
Remap Break, Whitespace, And Special Characters
Exports break, whitespace, and special characters as decimal character entities rather than straight characters.
Applies a stylesheet to define the transformation of the exported XML to, for example, a modified XML tree or HTML. Select Browse (Windows) or Choose (Mac OS) to select an XSLT from the file system. The default setting, Use Stylesheet From XML, uses an XSLT transformation instruction if one is referenced in the XML that is applied on export.
To specify export options for images, click the Images tab, and then select one or more of the following:
Optimized Original Images
Optimizes and compresses the original image files and places copies of the files in an Images sub-folder.
Optimized Formatted Images
Optimizes the original image files that contain applied transformation (such as rotation or scaling) and places them in an Images sub-folder. For example, if the document contains two images, one cropped and one not, only the cropped image is optimized and copied to the Images sub-folder.
Not all special characters are supported in XML (such as the Automatic Page Number character). InDesign warns you if it cannot include a character in the exported XML file. This warning also appears if you didn’t tag a table.
The following options are available when you choose Optimized Original Images or Optimized Formatted Images in the Images tab of the Export XML dialog box.
Specifies which file format to use for the converted image. If you choose Automatic, InDesign chooses the best file type based on the image. Hence, you may want to specify both GIF Options and JPEG Options.
Specify the formatting for images that are converted to GIF format when exported to XML. You can set the following options:
Specify the formatting for images that are converted to JPEG format when exported to XML. You can set the following options:
Specifies how the JPEG image is formatted for download. Baseline downloads the final quality image in one pass, so that the file displays at its final quality as soon as it opens; this format may take longer to download than a Progressive formatted image. Progressive downloads the image in a series of passes, with the first pass a low-resolution version and each successive pass adding resolution to the image until the final quality is attained.
After you’ve used InDesign to create and export an XML file, you can make changes to the XML using either of these methods:
- To make changes directly in the XML file, open it in a text or XML editor.
- To make changes that will be preserved in the source document, open the InDesign file that the XML was exported from. After you make changes to the content in InDesign, you can export it to XML again, using the original XML filename if you want to replace the file.