Category Archives: LiveMerge

Introducing GlobalReplace in WordStyling

Today we are introducing GlobalReplace for use in the WordStyling feature. Just like all the regular WordStyling feature, it’s manipulate data coming into Extreme/LiveMerge.

We created this new GlobalReplace to ease the transition from older systems, that did not use the xml bases WordStyling to make search and replace in the global data space. Continue reading Introducing GlobalReplace in WordStyling

Native Microsoft Excel support, Yes!

We are proud to annonce full support for both Microsoft Excel xls and xlsx files, with no cvs in between for Cacidi Extreme and LiveMerge (full and light versions).

The native support let you choose the right worksheet from within the Project Setting, and all your heading fields are available for selection. All free text search you can use in all other none data base connection can be used, when working with native Excel files, and even write back can be utilized. Continue reading Native Microsoft Excel support, Yes!

Connect to Web Services the easy way

Connecting and drag data from a web services is an easy and extremely customisable way of getting data from EPR systems and databases. Most systems works with a web site, doing the connection, preparing of the data and delivery.  In this tutorial we will be using a php based web page, that can be download a long with a simple data dump HERE. Continue reading Connect to Web Services the easy way

Working with Images and Extreme/LiveMerge

When working with automation, which include images, you must deal with a number of questions. These questions could be a) how is the merge markers set or constructed  for an image, full file path or?, b) how should the images be placed within the frame in terms of scaling and alignment, c) if the images does not exist what should we do? delete the frame or? In this tutorial we will try to cover these three issues. We will also discus default images, forces scaling, alignment by numbers and off set. Continue reading Working with Images and Extreme/LiveMerge

Working with Pre Script to Search for Images

When creating a catalog, a price list or a campaign paper, data does contain every infomations available. But for some production that’s not enough. Part of the data could be missing in relation to the graphic production, like the correct link/locations to the images. If your images reside within folders and subfolders, and more subfolders this is the tutorial you will need to read. Continue reading Working with Pre Script to Search for Images

Cacidi LiveMerge March Update

EXSQFoldersToday we are releasing the new Cacidi LiveMerge with a couple of new tricks in the sleeve.
Position of the dragged design to the page is the most critical in the production and many users are using the “place and then adjust method”. With the new possibility to snap a dropped object to a Extreme grid, makes position much faster. The navigation support for subfolder is a great new way of structuring your snippets. And the ability to drag and drop, not just elements that needs to be merged into,but also standard images, make the finishing of you job much easier.

Drag and Place using Mouse position
The default way of placing a snippet on the page is by dragging and dropping the design to the page, data is being merge into the design, images is places and the design is positioned at the center of the mouse.

Drag and Place snapping to a Cacidi Extreme grid
If you have both the Extreme and the LiveMerge product installed you can now have the ability to change the position of the drop, from the mouse point to the grid setup of Extreme. The dropped snippet (or image) will snap to the grid that is set in the Extreme palette. Just release your mouse within the tile of the grid and the snippet will snap to the position of the tile. You can change from “Snap to Mouse Position” to “Snap to Extreme Grid” in the palette fly-out menu.

Folder navigation support
Folders are great for structuring your work, they give you the ability to see only a limited number of snippets in one “view”. A sub folder will have a folder icon, and once you have entered a sup folder a “Up One Level” icon will appears in the top of the panel. To turn on the navigation you will have to go into a sub folder.

Drag and drop of images on you diskEXSQImages
Images you can place are now included in the visual list box panel of LiveMerge, and you can drag and drop them to the page. The Image drag also are able to use the mouse point or the Extreme grid snap function. The size of the image is determined by the grid in Extreme, if you donate have the Extreme installed, a 3×3 grid is the default size of the dragged image.

A number of small enhancement
The position numbers shown in the insert merge field of list record view are still there but when showing with reversed Record/Designs (Designs shown in the popup menu), the numbers are now gone for better clarity.

Speed enhancement
A bug is fixet for a double cache when updating from a not text files. Significant improvement has been shown.