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Including the phone icon when importing XML into InDesign

Community Beginner ,
Feb 14, 2023 Feb 14, 2023

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Hello *,

in an XML import in InDesign, I want to put the phone symbol in front of the phone number. I used as character in the XML ✆ (also ✆ did not work). After the import it looks like this (Appendix).
How can I properly include the phone icon in the XML import? I say thank you already...



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Community Expert , Feb 14, 2023 Feb 14, 2023

An easy way to accomplish this might be to set up the phone number lines as a bullet paragraph, and let the Paragraph Style place the phone icon as the bullet, and use a Character Style to select the right font, size and positioning of the bullet (with baseline shift, if necessary — sometimes needed if the bullet is a different font size).

 

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The actual glyph has to exist in the font you are using. That placeholder appears when a glyph is specified but does not exist in the current font.

 

You will have to use a Character Style to map that character to a font that contains the actual glyph — probably one of the symbol or dingbat/webding fonts.

 


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Thanks for the info, James.

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An easy way to accomplish this might be to set up the phone number lines as a bullet paragraph, and let the Paragraph Style place the phone icon as the bullet, and use a Character Style to select the right font, size and positioning of the bullet (with baseline shift, if necessary — sometimes needed if the bullet is a different font size).

 


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...I will try that...thank you James

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