CS2 and InDesign Tagged Text

Eric_West's picture

Need to know if anyone has experience importing XML into indesign CS 2. I'm getting an error.

I exported an InDesign Tagged Text, opened in BBEdit, did a GREP pattern Find/Replace, changing nothing else, and when I try to import it, this error appears.

Either this works, or I have to manually insert tabs at the beginning of almost 300 pages worth of numbered lists.


EDIT: IT is not xml, my bad, it's InDesign Tagged Text.

Grot Esqué's picture

What’s on line two?

I haven’t been able to make In Design and xml work just the way I want. This is an interesting subject.

Stephan Kurz's picture

I recently had similar problems, and my solution was not to use Indesign (which makes my comment rather useless for you, I guess). Now I use a homegrown and probably more complicated workflow: XML with a simple DTD > XSLT > LaTeX. Takes more time to convert things, but at least I am now able to use it the way I want…

Back to topic: What exactly did you change in BBEdit? Might the cause of your problem also be an encoding issue or error in your grep replace pattern?

Eric_West's picture

Ok, i was just on the adobe site, and someone said InDesign Tagged Text IS NOT XML. SO. I messed up. It's not xml. Sorry. He said I have to place it and not import it, but that gives me different problems.

twardoch's picture


Tagged Text is not XML. IDML and INX files (exported and imported by InDesign) are XML.

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