Creating Classifed ads page in our newspaper layout

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Feb 03, 2021 Feb 03, 2021

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Hello! We publish a monthly newspaper with a classifieds section. Currently, our designer is simply wrapping the text for the classifieds across two pages and spacing it as best he can (the classified breaks are a separate layer). Obviouly this is a bit of a headache since a change in one area ripples through the layout. Wondering if there's a plugin or feature in InDesign that'd automate this process or at least make it easier?

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What are the »classified breaks « exactly? 

Please post screenshots including the pertinent Panels. 

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I suspect editions/versioning based on multiple publications. Like using one template and generating all the editions with a single InDesign file.

 

On that count, I imagine that the process may well be fraught with peril. If it was me, I'd be setting up different InDesign document files for each edition. Jus' sayin' ...

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I wonder if the »breaks« the OP mentioned are just simple lines or comparable design elements. 

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Can your provide some more information and screen shots Embed image.png   to explain what you are now doing, and what you are trying to do? I am not following what your current process is, or what issues you are having with it.

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There are a couple. You may want to check out these links for more information.

 

https://www.newspapermanager.com/ad-management

https://fakebrains.com/classified-legal-ad-management/

 

Both of these are more comprehensive classified ad management programs, from job ticketing through to invoicing/fulfillment, with corresponding price points, but they also include copy processing capabilities for InDesign that make production a snap.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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