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Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] RFE: roundtripping to/from adobe IDML

While round-tripping would be interesting to those wanting use the
layout power of InDesign, I'd also like to see the other (and I'll be
harder) side of the round-trip, InDesign to DocBook.

I have wasted hours trying to get usable ePub out of InDesign (and
failing), while it's a piece of cake in DocBook.

Dick Hamilton
XML Press
XML for Technical Communicators
(970) 231-3624 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Giuseppe Bonelli [mailto:peppo.bonelli@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 9:15 AM
> To: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: [docbook-apps] RFE: roundtripping to/from adobe IDML
> Hi,
> I would like to ask the docbook community if there is any interest in
> a new set of XSLT for rountripping between docbook and Adobe Indesign
> CS4+.
> Altough InDesign is non an open solution, Adobe ha opened up its
> InDesign file format by introducing IDML, IMHO an extremely well
> thought xml rapresentation of the InDesign object model and this
> simple fact opened up new options for implementing new kind of xml
> workflows.
> A rountripping solution wolud be extremely useful in many traditional
> workflows, where is desiderable/more confortable to have the
> possibility to edit interactively a paginated XML content, instead of
> relying on a batch pagination process based on FO. Particularly in the
> traditional publishing industry, this roundtripping scenario would
> grately helps the adoption of docbook based XML workflows.
> As a reference, here are the links to the relevant IDML specs:
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/indesign/pdfs/indesign_cs4_idml_readme.pdf
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/indesign/pdfs/idml-cookbook.pdf
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/indesign/pdfs/idml-specification.pdf
> Disclaimer
> I do not have any connection with Adobe.
> regards,
> __peppo
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