Manual placement of xml over styled content

Community Beginner ,
Sep 26, 2017 Sep 26, 2017

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I'd like to know if it's possible to manually drag text content from the structure pane directly over pre-styled text frames and for the incoming content to retain this styling rather than default to basic/no paragraph style. Mapping styles to tags isn't going to work for me here.

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Mark

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Sep 26, 2017 Sep 26, 2017

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If you are working with XML, please try to format your XML data using

https://jsonformatter.org/xml-formatter

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Sep 27, 2017 Sep 27, 2017

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I'd rather let InDesign handle the formatting and styling.

The XML is very simple indeed. Five tags tops with and a sentence in each.

The structure is valid but InDesign is applying the basic paragraph style even though it is being dragged on top of text that has already had a paragraph style applied to it.

This type of workflow is similar to a data merge but that's not what I want to use.

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Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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I have the same issue. I have basic unmapped XML and I hope there's some shortcut, maybe a key to hold when dragging from structure or something similar, to ignore the default styling. It would save a lot of time each week.


Did you ever find an answer?

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