About the DesignMerge Tag Converter Utility for Adobe InDesign

The DesignMerge Tag Converter Utility allows you to convert DesignMerge Text Links in an InDesign document to MPS Tagged Text representing the Links. Additionally, this utility allows you to convert MPS Tagged Text representing DesignMerge Text Links in an InDesign document to DesignMerge Text Links.

 

Use this utility to preserve DesignMerge Text Links when a document must be converted to a format that does not support DesignMerge Links, such as the Adobe InDesign Interchange (.indl) or Markup Language (idml) formats.

 

To convert Text Links to MPS Tagged Text, open the DesignMerge menu and select Utilities > Link > Convert Placeholders to Tagged Text

 

To convert MPS Tagged Text to Text Links, open the DesignMerge menu and select Utilities > Link > Convert Tagged Text to Placeholders.

 

NOTE: The DesignMerge Tag Converter Utility converts only Text Links. DesignMerge Picture Links, Box Links, Box Rule Links, and Page Rule Links will not be converted. If your original InDesign document includes DesignMerge Picture Links, Box Links, Box Rule Links, and Page Rule Links, once the document has been exported to the .INDL or .IDML format and then opened and saved as an InDesign document where you then use the Tag Converter Utility to convert the Tagged Text to Placeholders, the Text Links will be returned to the converted document but you will have to re-tag Pictures and Text Boxes.