Creating Snippets for Magazines

To create magazines with free floating text and image frames is a tedious task most designers will love to automate. This tutorial show you how to create several designs for easy drag ‘n drop to the InDesign template and with all text styling, connected to each data field, and automatically placing of images with basic scaling and position. Continue reading Creating Snippets for Magazines

Cacidi Expanding Try-Out Period to 30 Days

Today we are expanding our try-out period to 30 days. 30 days, to get familier with our software so you have a better posibillty to getting to know every detail. Feel free to contact sale support at sales@cacidi.com if you have any inquiries.

To try-out the software just download it from downloads and take it for a spin today.

To install the software, make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Extension Manager, double click the zxp package you just downloaded, and follow the instructions on the screen. On Windows you will have to restart your computer to load the libmySQL.dll file.

After you have downloaded the software you can find the palette in the Window menu (for Cacidi Cropmarks, it’s located in the Object menu.)

Creating price lists using tables

The Price Lists tutorial project is showing the use of the advanced Data Grouping option as well as a utilizing tables and the Prototype Placement Inline Calculation method . The project is designed to produce a full list of sanding papers. A large part of the tutorial are quite similar to the “Creating Price Lists Using Paragraphs” tutorial which shows a different approach to a price list production. Continue reading Creating price lists using tables

Changing design or data in a previous job

This tutorial continues the work done in the “Drag ‘n drop design with dynamic data” if you don’t have the finish job from that tutorial, go through the necessary steps to complete the 14-Music page. If you are using interested of being the co-opeeration between LiveMerge and Extreme, you could build the 14-Music using a simple step ‘n repeat production, and take it fra there. Continue reading Changing design or data in a previous job

Dynamic scaling of text content

Cacidi Extreme and LiveMerge is able to, on individual text box level, automatically scale text to box by a priority scheme the user sets up. The options are: Autoscale point size, kerning and leading, all defined as percentage from original. It is even possible to have a text box automatically adjusting it’s size to match the amount of text content within it. Continue reading Dynamic scaling of text content