Digital-first strategy for maximum reach

Atomik Xport is the fastest and easiest way to get content from Adobe InDesign into valid XML.

This powerful desktop-based software solution is ideal for magazine and journal publishers.

Maximising the value of your content

With Atomik Xport Standard Edition v5.X for Adobe InDesign, fast performance is achieved through its unique Automated Matching System (AMS), which scans the document and applies style rules to map between content on the page and XML elements.

This approach removes the need for manual identification of content, though it is also possible to mark magazine article boxes manually if preferred. In addition, Atomik Xport can automatically identify and extract images, hyperlinks, anchors, tables and even tables constructed from tabbed text. Finally, in Adobe InDesign, Atomik Xport can also identify and extract footnotes, index topics and index markers.

Atomik Xport is ideal for re-purposing existing Adobe InDesign content, such as magazines or manuals for storage in a CMS or for web, mobile, tablet or other XML- related publishing scenarios, hence enabling companies to maximise the value of their content.

Atomik Xport Enterprise Edition

Whilst Atomik Xport Standard Edition includes batch processing features to allow the processing of folders of documents, further options are available in Atomik Xport Enterprise Edition. The Enterprise Edition adds the ability to script Atomik Xport using Applescript or Javascript.



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Reduce costs of re-purposing print content

Whether you manually "cut and paste" from printed documents, outsource your content extraction, or script your own XML extraction code, Atomik Xport can save you time, money and improve accuracy.

Once your content is styled to in-house standards and you have an appropriate ruleset, the extraction of XML is automated and accurate. It eliminates time-consuming and potentially error-prone manual work. Processing a book or magazine takes minutes. What's more, Atomik Xport has been successfully deployed by numerous magazine publishers and is routinely used month in, month out, to re-purpose print content for storage in a CMS or for the web.


Leverage legacy content

Adobe InDesign is used by millions of people all over the world to create a wide variety of publications – from daily newspapers to monthly magazines. With the advent of the web, tablets, eBooks and cross-media publishing in general, extracting content from Adobe InDesign for re-use has become paramount. Of equal importance is making the process fast, accurate and efficient.

Atomik Xport solves these crucial issues by streamlining the extraction of content as valid XML. The way it does this is by extracting your Adobe InDesign document to a formal DTD (Document Type Definition). A DTD can be generated from a CMS or DMS, or prepared to suit your content. XML valid to the extraction DTD can be transformed to one of the many industry standard DTDs available, including: XHTML, PRISM, DocBook or News Interchange Format (NITF), so your legacy content is ready to be reused in other media.


Enhance and enrich your content

Included with Atomik Xport are Atomik Tools, editorial tools tightly integrated with Adobe InDesign, which allow additional information and markers to be authored into documents, for subsequent use by Atomik Xport during extraction. Using these tools, it is possible to mark boxes, such as adverts to be excluded; mark grouped geometric shapes to be extracted as an image; associate specific text as the caption or copyright for an image, and manually record an article box ordering where the automated options are not sufficient.


Minimise the impact on existing print workflows

Despite the phenomenal growth of the internet, for many publishers, printed documents remain their largest revenue stream. Therefore, it's vital to ensure the impact on existing print workflows is reduced. As Atomik Xport utilises the styling information that's already there and can be applied at any stage of production, the impact on existing print workflows is minimal.


Everyone can focus on their core competency

Preserving an existing print workflow allows everyone to focus on their core competency, be that journalism, print design, content re-purposing or web development.



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Automatically extracts Adobe InDesign content as XML

Atomik Xport streamlines the re-purposing of document content as structured and valid XML using style rules and box ordering options.

Document-by-document processing

Atomik Xport allows batch processing of folders of documents. Atomik Xport's unique Automated Matching System (AMS) processes individual documents in minutes or seconds.

Automatic image extraction

Atomik Xport extracts image references automatically. This includes the file name, path and other attributes, thus maintaining the relationship between text content and images. In addition, images can be extracted in a web-friendly format, optionally constrained by size.

Support for paragraph and character styling

Atomik Xport can identify content using styling at a paragraph, character or even override level. This enables granular content extraction. For example, it can identify an email address within a paragraph of text and assign it to a specific XML element.

Extracts hyperlinks and anchors

Where these have been authored in a document, Atomik Xport can identify and extract hyperlinks and anchors (known in Adobe InDesign as "hyperlink destinations").

Handles tabular data

By using advanced geometric techniques, Atomik Xport can extract tabular data as a table using a number of table models including CALS or XHTML.

Native table extraction

Proper "native" tables can be extracted using a number of table models including CALS or XHTML. Table cells can span multiple columns or rows, and this information is extracted in the XML appropriately.

Optional inclusion of formatting in XML

A range of formatting information can optionally be included within the extracted XML attributes. This includes font face, font size, style sheet name, bold, italics, underlines and more.

Optional inclusion of article geometry in XML

Where a document, typically a magazine, is extracted as a number of articles, the XML can optionally include geometry information about the boxes in each article.

Footnote extraction

Proper "native" tables can be extracted using a number of table models including CALS or XHTML. Table cells can span multiple columns or rows, and this information is extracted in the XML appropriately.

Index extraction

When an Adobe InDesign document contains index topics and index markers, Atomik Xport can extract this information in the XML.

Preview and proof content

In addition to the Ruleset Editor for editing style rules and options, Atomik Xport provides an XML Preview palette and a Proofing Log palette. Double-clicking on an item in the Proofing Log palette jumps to the problem content in the document.

Script Automation

Atomik Xport Enterprise Edition can be scripted on both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

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