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Question about using indesign to create a catalog utilizing Data Merge

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Oct 04, 2023 Oct 04, 2023

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Trying to create a multiple page catalog in indesign using a csv excel file is it possible for the data merge to fill across the entirety of the catalog that has several pages with different page layouts?

This is what a typical page layout would look like:

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Oct 04, 2023 Oct 04, 2023

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If you're looking for the design flexibility and variation shown in your examples, you're going to need something more robust than InDesign's Data Merge capabilities. I'd suggest something like Em Data's InCatalog solution to manage catalog automation with InDesign. You can find out more about InCatalog through this link.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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You rather need custom tool for this kind of a layout... to have much more flexibility with extra post-processing...

 

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