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Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a set of rules for encoding documents in machine-readable form. It is defined in the XML 1.0 Specification produced by the W3C. The design goals of XML emphasize simplicity, generality, and usability over the Internet.

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Can I use SVG to replace UI graphics with text on mobile devices?

I'm new to this... I have a lot of assets that are exported as jpeg when I digest them. But we often have to translate these assets and it ends up with me the developer composing the asset in code ...
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How can I export a page number with xml in indesign?

how would I export the value of a tag "pagenumber" in an xml-file if the value is set with "current page number" (as they just say special characters like automated page numbers don't work: https://...
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How to change html tags into xml elements with xslt in InDesign xml import

I'm importing XML into InDesign (with merge content mode) and using XSLT to pick specific XML elements from the XML file. Problem is that some of the text inside XML elements contain HTML entities (...
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Indesign - scriping xlink:href via scripts

I have xml in the following format: <WebsiteAsHyperLink><websitewithURL xlink:href="http://www.google.com"> Click to view website </websitewithURL></WebsiteAsHyperLink> ...
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Indesign - importing images via xml

I have imported several tags to import an image using the following code: <link href="C:\Users\39875\Pictures\Screenpresso\test.png"></link> However the created the image is quite large. ...
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ProgressBar from vector

I'm trying out my luck here with this question since it's kinda design related [will request migration to stackoverflow it needed but I still believe these kind of questions could have their place ...
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Managing styles with CSS classes in Inkscape

I am using Inkscape and a CSS file for styling a project. I tried to add the class attributes in the XML editor and it didn't change anything. Is there another way I could add classes effectively ...
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InDesign: How to import repeating XML with multiple masters

I currently have importing XML in InDesign working, but I'd like to work with multiple masters so that the page design alters every other spread. Something like: [ A-left | A-right ] [ B-left | B-...
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Converting Android VectorDrawable XML files back to SVG files?

Anyone here designed in Android development team or familiar in Android development? There's so many way to convert your existing SVGs to Android's Vector Drawable XML files now, but is there any way, ...
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Illustrator - Importing Svg that contains links to other svg files

I am trying to import SVG files within Illustrator with the following XML code that has links to other SVG files. <svg id="SvgjsSvg1006" width="550" height="650" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" ...
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Two of BottomNavigation view icons not looking same as between two

In android I have few icons for bottom navigation view in xml form but the problem is the size of practice icon is small and discuss and add look great and Q & A is OK but not that good . Let me ...
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InDesign: Can tags add behavior to xml?

I have an xml file and a template. For some reason when I import the xml it ads a blank element between the title and subhead. The element doesn't exist in the xml file, but before I import it there ...
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InDesign: How to import frame breaks with XML?

I use linked XML to import content for my book into my InDesign document. It's one text flow across multiple pages, and certain content deserves to have its own frame (e.g., pull quotes, images, ...
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Multiple whitespace characters in XML for InDesign

I want to use an InDesign workflow where my editor types into an XML document, and I link elements of that document to frames in my layout. Unfortunately, some of our content employs monospace text ...
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Unique coordinate system for each layer

Update Note: Each layer apparently has a different coordinate system :/ (I'd attach a small file which demonstrates the issue but can't figure out how to. As the title explains, for whatever reason ...
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Importing learning cards in Indesign from EXCEL or XML or JSON file while keeping some basic formatting

In an EXCEL or XML/JSON file I have stored the contents of learning cards: one column for front side of the card, one column for the back side of the card. I want the cards to be layouted in Adobe ...
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SVG and viewBox values

I'm just curious if anybody knows how viewBox values (i.e. viewBox="a b c d") are determined. I'm trying to understand Inkscape's SVG functionality, so what I've done is created a document in ...
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Populate InDesign document with XML

I am looking to populate an InDesign document with multiple pages from an XML file, with one textbox per-page and a page break after each page's text. This is what the XML file looks like: <?xml ...
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Illustrator Variables XML file specs - can I define text formatting from XML?

I'm trying to generate lots of files by dynamically loading texts inside of a template. The layout I'm going for is 2 threaded textboxes for 2 columns, and the text is made of title, paragraph, title, ...
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Illustrator error on switching variables data sets

My company sends PDF reports to clients from data we export from another program. I made a very simple batch export process in Adobe Illustrator by simply assigning variables to our PDF, exporting ...
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Include assignments when exporting XML from InDesign

When exporting XML from InDesign, I'd like assignments to show up as parent elements without manual intervention. What I get now for a page that has three stories in two assignments: <Root> ...
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Illustrator data-driven maps

I have searched high and low for a way to colorize parts of a map based on a csv or xml file. For instance to illustrate results of a election. Doing it by hand is both tedious I imagine being able ...
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InDesign, XML, and Anchored Elements

Is there a method in InDesign to anchor dynamic elements without XML becoming nested? I have an XML imported that is a long list of field entries, each relating to text items on multiple pages of an ...
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Data is incorrect after importing variable library into Illustrator

I have a bunch of graphs in an Illustrator document. All of them are tagged and have been exported to an XML document. I want to change the numbers in the XML and re-import it to update the graphs ...
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XML special characters

I am doing a catalog layout in indesign using xml. Is there a special character in xml for column break similar to &#09; for tab characters or are column break characters just an Indesign feature?
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XML Indesign Layout Troubleshoot

Im trying to create a course catalog layout using XML. I go through the steps of creating basic layout tagging it and mapping styles. When I go to import xml I select "clone repeating text elements," "...
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indesign: exporting table xml

I have a table in InDesign that looks like this: When I use the AutoTag feature and export the resulting XML, I get XML that looks like this: <Table> <Table xmlns:aid="http://ns....
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Building tag structure when exporting to XML from InDesign

I have to export a lot of InDesign documents to HTML. I need to have total control over exported tags, attributes etc., so I've decided to use XML features (HTML export is just too "weak" for this ...
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Inkscape: export xml for Android drawable resource directory

I am a Newbie in Inkscape. I tried to find a solution on the internet but I didn't find anything about exporting XML for Android drawable resource directory. I would like to be sure if this program ...
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Can InDesign use XML data to generate QR Codes?

I'm building a business directory in InDesign, and my data source is a MySQL database. I can query this database anyway I wish, and output it either as xml or as a csv file. I prefer the XML option, ...
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Coordinates of groups in Inkscape

I use Inkscape as a UI designer. I want to export each group as a single SVG using the python parser and Inkscape command line renderer but I have problems with the coordinates of each object. For ...
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Importing HTML/CSS into InDesign layout?

I'm trying to convert an HTML page that has bold text / css in it into an InDesign document so I can lay it out for print in a newspaper in PDF format. Here is a link to the HTML page: http://...
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Making InDesign recognise image paths to network drives when importing XML

I asked this question on SuperUser nearly four months ago, but despite several edits to bump it to the top and even offering a bounty, it has only received two comments (by the same user) and no ...
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Defining a resolution in Indesign XML Import for an image

I import an xml file into InDesign. It contains images. <Image href="file:///path/to/file.jpg"></Image> This will load the image into the document, but it will be import with 72px/inch (...
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Exporting to epub - keep text on path editable

I am looking for a solution to the following problem: I need to export files from InDesign to an epub format. I am using the built-in export feature of InDesign CC 2015. It works pretty well, but I ...
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Automatically Create Chapters with Master Pages and XML

I'm working on a catalog that contains several chapters and well over 100 pages. Luckily, I know that each chapter will be four pages long and use the same four Master Pages. In a perfect world, I ...
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Inkscape: why do coordinates in GUI and XML differ?

In the drawing below I have e.g., a rectangle. In the GUI, Inkscape says the rectangle is at Y position 0, but in the XML for that element it says 873. Why is that and how do I get the "real" number?...
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How to get the XY coordinates of the segments in a rule?

I have a curved line and because I wanted it to be divided in segments of equal distances, I used a Rule effect. (The image is in Spanish, but I hope you know what I mean with Rule - I don't know if ...
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XML in Indesign - how to use attributes to assign formating

I wanted to use XML to design a big festival programme. Unfortunately the XML consist only of text elements that have certain attributes (like date, time, type, etc) assigned to them. I can rename ...
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Add column break and space to using paragraph using styles

I'm going to design a fairly large festival programme and wish to make use of XML to ease the process. But I need to be able to make column break after each entry, and also add spacing after certain ...
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How to create a vector (SVG) with XML Code?

I recently saw an icon on the web, a stepper motor image: but when I click "View image" it sends me to the page http://www.nemsim.com/ece395blimp/fritzing/parts/svg/core/icon/Stepper_Motor_-...
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Indesign - what does that hidden character mean?

I was just playing around with InDesign and XML when I noticed a hidden (nonprinting) character in my document. It consists of four dots, composing a rectangle: (The nonprinting character above the h)...
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Tell InDesign how to insert an XML structure

I have a few questions about the InDesign XML import. So, when I import my XML file, I get a structure which I can insert into the document. I would like to customize the way that InDesign puts the ...
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Can you make a variable image depending on page number using one master

I've searched in vain for at method for changing a footer logo dependent on page number. I want a different image on every other even page but as I am already using a number of master pages to ...
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When designing an Android app, will the “default” theme be different on different devices?

I am currently designing the UI for my first Android app. Android (obviously) lets you design any and every element in your app using XML. On any elements where you leave the "default" (holo) theme ...
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InDesign XML import — am I missing something?

I'm trying to create a flyer, using InDesign CS6, for which the content is imported from XML, but I'm struggling... This is my InDesign template: I've tagged the individual text elements I need to ...
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Column align text (InDesign)

Not sure exactly how to describe this, but here goes... I have some key/value pairs that I want to display separated by a colon: Name : Some Person Description : A description that ...
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Importing XML into InDesign and automatically adjusting content

My client has an InDesign catalog. Instead of manually updating it as he's done up to now, he'd like to import XML data into the InDesign file and not have to make any of the changes manually. However ...
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How do I get InDesign to import XML into table cells?

First, let me preface by saying i've read through James Maivald's Designer's Guide to InDesign and XML, but i'm still really confused. I have an XML document that looks like: <foo> <bar> ...
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Convert Primitive to Path using SVG format in Illustrator

I've got a simple drawing in Illustrator consisting of multiple rectangles. I will need to handle that in code later one and saved the document as SVG. The rectangles come out as <rect /> nodes ...