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6.1 Creating a ruleset

The first step in creating a Ruleset is to load a DTD.

  1. 1 Launch InDesign with Atomik Xport enabled

If you have not yet successfully installed Atomik Xport, please refer to installation instructions for details of how to achieve this.

  1. 2 Confirm that the Atomik Xport menu is visible

If it is not, please go back to the separate Getting Started Guide, and follow the installation instructions – otherwise proceed to step 3

  1. 3 Open a InDesign document of the type you wish to extract content from using this ruleset
  2. 4 From the Atomik Xport menu, select ‘Create Ruleset...’

A dialog box appears prompting you to name the ruleset. It also presents the DTD path. To select a DTD, click on the browse button (displaying an ellipsis).

You can now browse your hard disk or available network drives to locate the DTD you wish to use in the ruleset.

  1. 5 Locate and select the DTD you wish to use.
  2. 6 Click “Open”.

Once you have selected your DTD file, press open to return to the input box.

Note: From Atomik Xport 4.3, the Create New Ruleset dialog includes a ‘DTD Syntax Errors’ panel which will warn you should Xport encounter errors when loading your DTD.

  1. 7 Type a name for the ruleset in the ‘Ruleset’ box.
  2. 8 Click the OK button

Atomik Xport will always save rulesets to the ruleset folder currently specified in your Atomik Xport preferences. See Managing Rulesets later in this chapter for further details.

Ruleset Editor

You should now see the Ruleset Editor. This means that your DTD has been successfully loaded into Atomik Xport and the ruleset created. If you receive an error message at this point, it is likely that your DTD is either corrupt or invalid. Please refer to the Chapter ‘Working with DTDs’ for further details.