I have some XML in this format:
<CONTENT>This is what happened in Chapter 1.</CONTENT>
<CONTENT>This is what happened in Chapter 2.</CONTENT>
I have a pre-tagged template where the <CHAPTER> tag maps to a paragraph style with Keep Options, start paragraph=Next page (i.e., every new chapter should start on a new page). The <CONTENT> tag maps to a basic paragraph style, and <ROOT> and <DOCUMENT> are not mapped.
Notice there is a line break in the XML after <DOCUMENT>. After importing, the result is that page 1 appears blank (because of the line break) and Chapter One starts on page 2. If I go into the story editor and remove the line break so it looks like <DOCUMENT><CHAPTER>, it fixes the display so Chapter One starts on page 1.
Is there a way for me to automate the removal of the line break, either with XSLT or a script in InDesign? Unfortunately we can't change the original XML output, and I'm trying to avoid any manual fixes.
Are you able to share the template?
Many thanks for sharing the link, I have been able to replicate and will see if I can work around the issue, but I think it might be worth logging a bug against InDesign as that is not how I would expect and XML import to behave with a return that is outside of the content that it should be placing.
log the issue here - https://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html
We've solved this issue:
1. In Indesign, created a new tag, TOC_CHAPTER1.
2. Created a new paragraph style, TOC_CHAPTER1. This new style is exactly like TOC_CHAPTER except start paragraph=Anywhere.
3. Mapped the tag to the paragraph style.
3. Created an .xsl file to change just the first instance of TOC_CHAPTER to TOC_CHAPTER1:
<xsl:stylesheet version="2.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
4. On importing the XML, selected Apply XSLT and chose the .xsl file.