XML import and styles does not work

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Lierl
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Joined: 14 Jan 2005, 09:13

XML import and styles does not work

Post by Lierl » 12 Jun 2007, 08:59

Hello,
You can import an XML file in QuarkXPress and apply styling to the content. In oreder to import an XML File
1 Create a new document in Quark.
2. Go to windows>show Placeholders.
3. In the Placeholder palette , Import the DTD by clicking
on the first icon. and it would show you the dtd file under
structure tab.
4. Click on the second icon and import the xml file and that would show you the name of the XML file next to the right of the icons.
5. create a text box and drag the XML tag and drop it in the text box and it would show you the place holder in the text box .
6. now apply styling to the placeholders.
7. then toggle placeholder/content and it would show you the content in the XML file with the applied styles.

This ought to work. But it doesn't. The styles are not applied.
Any idea why? Xpress 6.52, Mac OS 10.4.9

Karl

Thomas Neumaier
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Joined: 27 Apr 2007, 03:09

XML import and styles does not work

Post by Thomas Neumaier » 13 Jun 2007, 04:25

Hello Karl,

This is a known issue in QuarkXPress 6.52 that has been fixed in QuarkXPress 7.

The only workaround in v6.52 is to bring in the XML, toggle to the content and style it. If you then toggle back and forth between placeholders and content, it works.

baki250
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Joined: 03 Apr 2009, 05:57

XML import and styles does not work

Post by baki250 » 03 Apr 2009, 00:23

hi i have v.652 and i try to import xml file but it only prints the nodes rather than the content when i try to merge it.

for example in a texbox it displays:
product>

and when i click on toggle content it displays the following:
producttitlepricepicture

it just doesnt render it. i appritiate your help

Jean-Marie Schwartz
Posts: 1174
Joined: 23 Nov 2004, 04:30

XML import and styles does not work

Post by Jean-Marie Schwartz » 03 Apr 2009, 00:35

You can add prefix and suffix to the elements such as spaces, returns, etc. Hope this help !

baki250
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Joined: 03 Apr 2009, 05:57

XML import and styles does not work

Post by baki250 » 03 Apr 2009, 00:38

but it doesnt even displaty the data.

spacing and gapsthat are not a problem

Jean-Marie Schwartz
Posts: 1174
Joined: 23 Nov 2004, 04:30

XML import and styles does not work

Post by Jean-Marie Schwartz » 05 Apr 2009, 21:11

Have you tried other XML files and other DTDs?

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