I am creating a template in InDesign for a Product User Manual for a client and want to make it as painless as possible to gather content (content needed from different people in the organisation) and for updating in the future.
One idea I had was to create a Data Source (Excel file) containing all the necessary variable fields for the User Manual (Product name, Image, Description, Technical data, Order number, etc). Working from one Excel file per product to keep it neat and manageable for future edits.
There will also be different language User Manuals needed so the different languages could be saved within the excel file on separate sheets.
I can't see why this option wouldn't work but perhaps someone here has encountered a similar project and ran into problems.