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Adobe InDesign Markup file

IDML stands for Adobe InDesign Markup file.
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A program(a lexicgraphic one) asked me to have a copy of IDML file of a language,and I didn't get it.
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My Indesign files are too big to work efficiently with SVN so I wanted to make them smaller.

I first heared of IDML here: http://www.creativepro.com/article/drop-20-pounds-indesign

'Export as IDML. When you export as IDML (or INX, if you're still using version CS3), InDesign creates an XML-based representation of your InDesign document, like dehydrating a slab of juicy meat into jerky. (That's a vast oversimplification, but it'll do.) You can then open that IDML file and InDesign reconstitutes it—literally rebuilding a new document that looks exactly like the old one. This not only removes garden-variety cruft, it also strips missing plug-in data and other ickyness that may have crept in along the document's history. The IDML "roundtrip" process makes your file even sleeker and less prone to be sluggish and buggish.

You might know that if you open an INX or IDML file when you don't have access to the graphics that were placed in the original InDesign file you see gray boxes instead of previews of the graphics. This is because image previews (or proxies) are not included in the INX or IDML. InDesign generates fresh previews when it creates a new file. But did you know you can use this phenomenon to your advantage? If you're sending a file to someone else to work on and that person does not need to see the image previews, you can send them an INX or IDML and not the graphics. A document with a long history and lots of placed high-res graphics can consume many megabytes of disk space. But you can ditch up to 99% of that file size via IDML export, making it easily small enough to attach to an email or IM. Then when you don't mind the increased file size, just make the art available to InDesign and update the links.'
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