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

To those who have mentioned roundtripping from DocBook to InDesign, what happens to 
the formatting tweaks applied in InDesign when you go back to DocBook, which has no 
formatting attributes?  Processing instructions?

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Keith Fahlgren" <abdelazer@gmail.com>
To: "Giuseppe Bonelli" <peppo.bonelli@gmail.com>
Cc: "apps docbook" <docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] DocBook and InDesign

> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 6:18 AM, Giuseppe Bonelli
> <peppo.bonelli@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Based on your experience , can you please briefly elaborate on the
>> main problems you may anticipate in developing a DB-ICML roundtrip
>> scenario?
> My concern is a generic one about the idea of roundtripping in general
> rather than a specific concern about ICML.
>> any modification made in inDesign during the fine tuning of the
>> typography (trimmed paragraph, change in the body text due to layout
>> contraints and the like).
> You're right that changes in the text would be desirable to
> reintegrate, but doing DocBook->ICML->InDesign should leverage
> InDesign's InCopy functionality. This might make it easier to change
> the DocBook source and do a quick InCopy update.
> Keith
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