New Video Title Offers XML Training for InDesign Users
You know you want to learn more about XML and how InDesign works with it. Now you can learn the ins and outs and ups and downs of this incredibly powerful workflow in just a few hours of video training at lynda.com! Jim Maivald (who spoke at our Print and ePublishing Conference in May) put much of what he knows into this little title. Here’s what the lynda.com marketing team says about it:
In InDesign CS5: Dynamic Publishing Workflows in XML, Jim Maivald explores how XML tools can enhance the page design process in InDesign. This course covers using the Structure pane and Tags panel, understanding and writing code for integration into InDesign and external editors, and ultimately, adding dynamic content to pages with XML. The skills learned in this course will be applied directly to two real-world projects that are included in the final chapters: building a product sheet and a longer book. Exercise files accompany the course.
Jim also wrote a book called A Designers Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML from Peachpit Press. Good stuff!
If you want to see the video training, but you’re not currently a lynda.com subscriber, you have two options:
- You can watch a couple of the movies for free by going to this link.
- You can click here to sign up for a free 24-hour trial period and watch all you can eat! Then, of course, we all hope you decide to subscribe. It’s not very much money per month, and given how many movies you can watch up there, it’s a great value.
No one should try jumping into XML without training and education — you’ll drive yourself crazy. Do yourself a favor and watch the movies or read the book before even attempting to export or import XML.