Am 2006-05-25 um 13:52 schrieb luigi scarso:
OK, it is a big OFF TOPIC. Some notes
- the Elements of Typographic Style was made with Indesign (true or
false?) and the only words about TeX is an url (true or false ?)
- indesign eat xml
- there is an indesign server; maybe actually too much complex, but in
- I don't know if IDCS2 has some programming capabilities like ConTeXt
Ofcourse : *IDCS2 come from Adobe, so it has the feature of latest pdf spec.; *IDCS2 is WYSIWYG
- (...possibly many others...)
But there is one important point: Can IDCS2 be view as candidate for automatic typesetting (xml-
At my former employer, a regional daily newspaper, we used IDCS2 in an automated workflow for simple ads, not even via XML, but controlling ID on a WinXP machine via VB/COM, because we needed a *completely* automated solution. I can't tell you much about our application, because my colleague did most of that job (I only delivered the data from another process).
At my actual employer I use ID's XML cpabilities to typeset an event calendar in a city magazine from a database. With a set of well designed style templates the whole thing needs nearly no manual tweaking (only with some ID bugs).
But at the moment I'm planning a simple automated CD cover maker for our backup CDs - using ConTeXt behind a Python GUI...