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4.1 Loading a Document Type Definition (DTD)

  1. Launch InDesign with Atomik Xport enabled

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

  1. Confirm that the Atomik Xport menu is visible
  2. From InDesign’s File menu select ‘Open’
  3. Locate the InDesign document “Tutorial2” from the Tutorials folder (/Tutorials/Tutorial2) and select it.

On OS X the Tutorials Folder can be found on the Macintosh HD in: Library/Documentation/Atomik Xport InDesign 4.6

On Windows the Tutorials Folder can be found in the Shared Documents folder (on XP) or in the Public Documents folder (Vista).

  1. Click ‘Open’. When you receive a message warning you of links to missing or modified files, choose ‘Don’t Fix’. You do not need to access image files to perform an extraction.

You should now see the document below. The next step is to configure the Atomik Xport Preferences to tell Atomik Xport where it should store and locate its ruleset files. If you have just done Tutorial 1, then this will already be correct and you can skip this step.


  1. Select Preferences from the Atomik Xport menu

  1. In the Rulesets section of the Preferences, click the “Choose...” button (Mac) or “Browse” button (Win).
  2. In the ‘Browse For Folder’ dialog, locate the “Rulesets” folder within the “Tutorials” folder
  3. When you have located the “Rulesets” folder, select the folder
  4. Click the “Choose” button at the bottom of the dialog (Mac) or the “OK” button (Win)
  5. Click the “OK” button to save your Preferences

Atomik Xport will now look in the Rulesets folder within the Tutorials folder for any rulesets that it needs.

  1. Click on the Atomik Xport menu within InDesign and select “Create Ruleset...”

  1. A dialog box appears allowing you to name the ruleset and select the DTD you wish to associate with the ruleset.

  1. Type a name for the ruleset in the ‘Create New Ruleset’ box. For the purposes of this tutorial, type in the name ‘Tutorial2.rls’.
  2. Use the browse button to locate and select the DTD named ‘Tutorial2.dtd’ (located within the ‘/Tutorials/Tutorial2’ folder)
  3. Click ‘Open’. Back in the ‘Create New Ruleset’ box, the DTD path will have been updated.
  4. Click the OK button

Atomik Xport will always save rulesets to the ruleset folder currently specified in your Atomik Xport Preferences. See the chapter ‘Working with Rulesets’ 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. Now to define the rules.