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[_] Indesign CS4 Help

Daniel Hilton daniel.hilton at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 11:33:00 GMT 2011

On 16 February 2011 11:28, Daniel Page <jimmybreeze at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, that inspired me to have a look more at export options, I've
> exported as a PDF and it's, I think, going to make the process easier. I
> hate tasks like this...
>
> Thanks a lot though,
>
> Dan
You might find it easier to export to xml and then use a text editor
to just grab the content.

HTH
Dan


>
> On 16 February 2011 11:13, Steve James <us.redpumas at googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>> Here is my blundering idea.....
>>
>> Export all the Indesign stuff as html (I've had a client that did this).
>>
>> Then use some sort of tool/script which makes use of SimplePHPDom
>> http://simplehtmldom.sourceforge.net/ or
>> http://framework.zend.com/manual/en/zend.dom.query.html to grab
>> content then save into your CMS.
>>
>> (I used Simple PHP Dom last year to get the contents of approximately
>> 600 webpages and split them into 20000 separate Drupal nodes.)
>>
>> Or you may even find the exported html files easier to copy the text
>> from for a lower tech solution.
>>
>> So sorry to be brief, hope that's a useful idea.
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> On 16 February 2011 10:52, Daniel Page <jimmybreeze at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > HI all,
>> >
>> > First time I've mailed the list, I'm not sure if it's an appropriate
>> > question to ask but it's a little easier than finding and signing up to
>> some
>> > forum somewhere. Just ignore my message if it isn't appropriate (of
>> course).
>> >
>> > I'm doing a job that involves a shedload of copying text from Indesign
>> > documents into a custom CMS. I'm not in the position to ask to do
>> anything
>> > differently and I'm most certainly not techy enough to write something to
>> do
>> > this for me.
>> >
>> > There are serious amounts of text boxes within each document, serious
>> > amounts of pages within each document, serious amounts of documents
>> within
>> > each project folder, and serious amounts of project folders. If you get
>> my
>> > drift.
>> >
>> > What I basically need is help on selecting (or maybe just extracting) all
>> > the text from each document. Select all doesn't do this, it sometimes
>> > selects all the boxes, but not the text within. If I'm inside a text box,
>> > then it it selects all the text within *just that box*.
>> >
>> > Any ideas?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Dan
>> >
>> > PS. I'm on a mac.
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