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16.1 Batch Processing

Choosing a Folder to Batch Process

The Batch Process feature allows a folder of Adobe InDesign documents to be processed using the same ruleset.

To Batch Process a folder of documents choose the “Batch Process...” menu item under the menu “Atomik Xport”. This will bring up the Batch Process dialog where you can choose the ruleset to use and the folder to process.

Documents in the Folder to process need to have a .indd or .incx file extension in order to be identified as documents to process.

Handy Hint: On the Macintosh platform, the files in the Folder to process may also be Alias files which refer to original documents stored elsewhere.

For each document processed, an XML file will be created in a subfolder named “XML” and a proofing log will be created in a subfolder named “Proofing Logs”. If the “Move processed documents to ‘Done’ subfolder” option is checked, then successfully processed documents will be moved to a subfolder named “Done”.

If the “Suppress InDesign warnings whenever possible” option is checked then Atomik Xport will try to keep all warning boxes and alerts to a minimum during a Batch Processing operation, however some warning boxes are unavoidable, such as when the documents to process have been saved from a later version of Adobe InDesign.

Extracting web-friendly images during Batch Processing

Web-friendly image extraction is a feature of Atomik Xport which is enabled in the Output tab of the Ruleset Editor, where all images displayed in an Adobe InDesign layout are extracted in jpeg format at 72dpi (optimised for online-viewing) and saved to a subfolder of the extraction folder.

Extraction of web-friendly images is entirely compatible with the Batch Processing feature of Atomik Xport, which ensures:

• Images are given a unique name.

• If the required image folder does not exist, it is automatically generated.

• The imgName and imgPath attributes of each Image element will be updated to match the generated web-friendly image. The imgPath attribute will contain a relative path, which ensures that image links stay valid provided the images folder is moved along with the XML file.