Category Archives: LiveMerge Lessons

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

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

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