Category Archives: Tutorials

Directories and Phone Books

Local directories is a huge task for most people. With the use of Cacidi Extreme and the auto pagination engine called “AutoCalc”, Extreme are able to layout hundreds or thousand of pages with a very limited manual efforts. This tutorial will show you what you can achieve with just a data file, a small prescript to manipulate some of the data structure of the data, a templates and Cacidi Extreme. Continue reading Directories and Phone Books

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

Using AutoCalc Pagination

In all the previous lessons, you may have created an amount of automated graphic productions. Common for all of them is the designer driven workflow in the creator process. In other words, you as a designer have been in charge of exactly where all the boxes should be postioned, and the database content has simply filled in it’s content row by row in the boxes you created in advance. Continue reading Using AutoCalc Pagination