Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a program that can be used alongside indesign for creating large catalogue.
i have a catalogue that needs to be created with over 5000 products, descriptions and images. there has to be an easy way to imput all this infomation into a template.
The best solution to cataloging in InDesign is EasyCatalog from 65bit.com. They also have a Lite version, which might do the job. Check it out.
do you know of anything cheaper?
i just tried to use data merge however it doesnt seem to work well at all if i am trying to do a multiple record merge on the pages.
If you're on Mac you may try MyDataMerge from ToolboxCode. Its easy to use, has a lot of features. It's NOT as powerful as easy catalog. But you can try it free to see if it fits your needs.
We use EasyCatalog from 65bit.com. Our catalogue has more than 3000 products. We use the full version. You can download a 30 days trial to see what version will meet your needs before you commit to one of the other.