tagged text for easy import of "prepped" content

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Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021

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I've just found a stash of files that look like what I remember as InDesign tagged text, but they are from an experiment I didn't follow up at the time. I'd like to be able to pick up the project again.

Here's one tiny sample, which I have also found as an example in Kvern/Blatner/Bringhurst's InDesign CS5 book.

<UNICODE-WIN>
<DefineParaStyle:heading><DefineParaStyle:subhead><DefineParaStyle:para>
<ParaStyle:heading>TimeTravelTickets
<ParaStyle:subhead>Travel through time to experience the greatest artistic performances in history!
<ParaStyle:para>We are pleased to announce our Summer 2007 series.

I can't see any specific Import option in InDesign 15.1.3 x64, and Place just places tags and all in the InDesign document. Hints and tips welcome!

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May 03, 2021 May 03, 2021

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Hi FieryPantone,

it may be that a code line like that is missing after the first line that declares the type of encoding:

 

<Version:12.1><FeatureSet:InDesign-Roman><ColorTable:=<Black:COLOR:CMYK:Process:0,0,0,1>>

 

And check the encoding. I used your code, added that line above just below <UNICODE-WIN>, edited the line to <UNICODE-MAC>, saved the text file with the Editor App on Windows 10 to UTF-16 LE and was able to place the file like that:

 

UNICODE-MAC-Encoding-UTF-16-LE.PNG

 

From my German InDesign 16 on Windows 10, import options showing:

 

TaggedTextImportOptions-2.PNG

 TaggedTextImportOptions-3.PNG

TaggedTextImportOptions-4.PNG

TaggedTextImportOptions-5.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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