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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] DocBook and InDesign

2010/6/15 Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>:
> Camille Bégnis wrote:
>> I have a client that wishes to be able to fine tune the PDF rendering
>> with InDesign, of content written in DocBook.
>> Have someone already done that? Is it realistic? Costly?
> It's doable. InDesign is able to map XML elements to character and
> paragraph styles during import.

I don't think that mapping DB tags to ID styles is the best approach
to import docbook files in InDesign. The DB DTD is simply to complex
to be managed efficently by InDesign. Try to open a 300+ pages DB file
in InDesign and you will discover from where my conviction come from
(yes, you can split the file in chapters, but then you have the
problem of cross references...).

I think the solution is an XSLT from DB to IDML.



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