Catalogue automatization help

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Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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Hey Guys,

 

So, I don’t know if any of you know can help me with this, but I have a new Project where I must create a Digital Catalogue for a brand that sells ovens. They sent me several pages with information and symbols/features (see image bellow) and they want to create a box with text for each symbol (which is easy to do individually) but I would like to know if there is any plugin or InDesign feature that allows me to create a symbol database where it automatically knows the symbol and each description, without having to copy paste to each page.

Thank you for your help.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

IndyFont may be a soluton for you. It lets you create a font with each character being one of your symbols. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 25, 2022 Jul 25, 2022

@SJRiegel has one part of the solution if your symbols are only colored with one swatch.

What I do not know is how your customer provides the information for every symbol.

 

Could you tell more about that?

 

After creating a font with all the symbols you still have to find specific text your customer provides and change it to the right symbol. This may be done with a series of GREP Find/Change actions. You may be able to do this with the FindChangeByList.jsx script that comes with every InDesign

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IndyFont may be a soluton for you. It lets you create a font with each character being one of your symbols. 

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@SJRiegel has one part of the solution if your symbols are only colored with one swatch.

What I do not know is how your customer provides the information for every symbol.

 

Could you tell more about that?

 

After creating a font with all the symbols you still have to find specific text your customer provides and change it to the right symbol. This may be done with a series of GREP Find/Change actions. You may be able to do this with the FindChangeByList.jsx script that comes with every InDesign. But I'm not sure if that is sufficient for your use case.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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