Past Meetup

InDesign and variable data: wrangling data sources into beautiful layouts

Centriq Training

8700 State Line Road · Leawood, KS

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Second floor, Suite 200

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This month we're looking at InDesign in the production of longer documents such as catalogs, directories, or variable-data mailings. Jim Hinds will demonstrate the use of imported database and spreadsheet data into InDesign; we'll learn how to "keep your great design even when all the data changes."

We'll also touch on how to use XML data sources such as all the new "open datasets" provided by government and municipalities in creating an InDesign project with changing data. Maybe you're charged with creating a beautiful budget document based on an Excel sheet, or a directory based on a SQL database.

Need to create a mailing for a few thousand original pieces of output with different address blocks or name personalization? We'll show you how.

Jim's background in producing the Kansas City Business Journal will come in handy as we talk "data into InDesign" at this month's KCDesignCore.

See you Tuesday night!