WoodWing Help Center

Creating an InDesign Article for export from InDesign to Inception

Creating an InDesign Article for export from InDesign to Inception

This is step 2 of 4 of Exporting a layout from InDesign and importing it in Inception as a Story.

In this step, an InDesign Article is created that contains all content that needs to be exported.

The InDesign Articles panel

Figure: An InDesign Article in the Articles panel.

Creating the InDesign Article can be done manually or automatically.

Creating the InDesign Article manually

Step 1. Access the Articles panel: Window > Articles.

Step 2. Create a new article named inception-export, add all frames to it that need to be exported and arrange them in the right order.

Note about why the order should be changed: During import, the text from the InDesign Article will be converted to Inception components. This is typically done by using a template. Any text that cannot be matched to a component in the template will be added to the end of the Story in the order it is arranged in the InDesign Article. It is this order that you can control here.

Creating the InDesign Article automatically

Step 1. Create the InDesign Article by choosing Inception > Create InDesign Article.

A new InDesign Article named "inception-export" is created in the Articles panel containing:

  • All text that was assigned for inclusion
  • All images that are placed on the layout

Step 2. (Optional) Re-arrange the text components in the correct order.

Note about why the order should be changed: During import, the text from the InDesign Article will be converted to Inception components. This is typically done by using a template. Any text that cannot be matched to a component in the template will be added to the end of the Story in the order it is arranged in the InDesign Article. It is this order that you can control here.

Tip: You can also change the order of the components in Inception through drag-and-drop.

Important: After the InDesign Article is created, it can happen that additional frames are added. When these frames have content that also needs to be exported, remember to also add these frames to the InDesign Article. Do this by adding the frames manually or by deleting the existing InDesign Article and creating a new one.

Troubleshooting

The text frame on the InDesign layout does not appear in the export

Make sure that the text frame is included in the InDesign Article.

After the InDesign Article is created, it can happen that additional frames are added. When these frames have content that also needs to be exported, remember to also add these frames to the InDesign Article. Do this by:

  • Adding the frames manually to the InDesign Article
  • Deleting the InDesign Article and generating a new one (note that you will lose any changes that you may have made to the order of the article items)

InDesign Article items created by the Create InDesign Article option do not follow the reading order

This is a known issue for which there is currently no solution. Manually adjust the order of the items.

PDF files are not shown in the indesign-export-sample.html file

This can happen for specific Web browsers or their security settings. Try using a different Web browser to view this file.

The export of the InDesign Article becomes slower every time it is executed

This is caused by memory leaks in InDesign's Javascript engine. Restart InDesign to resolve this issue.

Next step

Continue with Exporting the layout.

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful / Created: / Updated:
Have more questions? Submit a request

0 Comments

Please sign in to leave a comment.