Episode 7: Automating Layouts with the EasyCatalog Plug-in for InDesign (Part 1)
June 20, 2009
I've been using and teaching EasyCatalog for the past four years and I'm still amazed at how powerful and easy it is to use. This amazing plug-in allows you to publish content directly from a database or a spreadsheet into InDesign and it makes it easy to keep all of your information up-to-date. You don't even need any programming or scripting skills!
This episode introduces you to EasyCatalog. I first automate the production of a product catalog and then I demonstrate how the same data can be used to automate a price list. But EasyCatalog isn't limited to producing catalogs and price lists. The plug-in can also be used to automate the production of brochures, directories, product sheets, and more.
If you've been struggling with Data Merge or InDesign's XML capabilities, I highly recommend giving EasyCatalog a try. You can download a 15 day trial from www.65bit.com.
If you would like a more in-depth demonstration or if you would like to ask specific questions about EasyCatalog, click the Ask a Question button at the top right side of this site.
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