Demo and Tutorial Files for Cacidi Extreme and LiveMerge

This is a short description of all the demo project included in this installation. How to run the process and what the purpose of the project is.

1-BusinessCard
A simpel project for creating business cards, the template are include as well as designs and data. The purpose are to include a very simple project for trying to create, modify designs and to create pre-defined page design.
Steps to run the job:
1) Change the Project to 1-BusinessCard in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Open the BusinessCard.indd, In Extreme use the “Select an InDesign Template” popup menu
3) Setup a grid on the page, using Extreme grid 2 columns, 4 rows, 20mm gutter between.
4) Create a Step ‘n Repeat job by choosing the “BizzAdobe.idms” design in the “Select an Item Design” popup menu.
5) Press the “Create” button.
.. Next step? Create your own Designs

2-RealEstate
A full page real estate agency ad, can easily be setup using a Pre-Defined Page Design and a couple of Designs. The purpose is to show the strength of creating a Pre-Defined Page Design.
Steps to run the job:
1) Change the Project to 2-RealEstate in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Open the RealEstate.indd, In Extreme use the “Select an InDesign Template” popup menu
3) Setup a grid on the page, using Extreme grid 6 columns, 4 rows, 4mm gutter between.
4) Select the “RealEstate Page.cep” in the “Select a Page Design” popup menu
5) Press the “Create” button.
.. Next step? Create your own Page Designs

3-Phones
A full page ad for mobile phones using a free floating Page Design. The purpose is to show that a Pre-Defined Page Design down need to be attached to a grid, but can be free floating.
Steps to run the job:
1) Change the Project to 3-Phones in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Open the Phones.indd, In Extreme use the “Select an InDesign Template” popup menu
3) Select the “Phone page.cep” in the “Select a Page Design” popup menu
4) Press the “Create” button.
.. Next step? Create your own Free Floating Page Designs, by creating a regular Page Design using the grid, and the move the Design place holders to not being bound to the grid.

4-Bikes
A 12-Page brochure in two languishes, one layer with Danish and one layer with English text.. but sharing the same images.
1) Change the Project to 4-Bikes in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Open the Bikes.indd, In Extreme use the “Select an InDesign Template” popup menu
3) Select the “Bikes Cat.cec” in the “Select a Page Design” popup menu
4) Press the “Create” button.
The Danish version are now build, and you have a document with 12 pages..
5) Open the InDesign Layer palette, and make sure the Images Layer are at the bottom.
6) Select the 6th bottom icon (Advanced Settings Panel) in the Extreme palette
7) While the Images layer are selected, press the “Move Text Frame to Next Layer” icon bottom.
8) copy the DK layer (which now should have the Danish text frame but – no images) by dragging the layer to the new layer symbol.. Rename the layer to UK
9) Lock the DK and the Images layer
10) Hold down the shift key, while pressing the “Update” button in the Extreme Basic panel (first bottom icon.)
11) Select the 4-BikesUK-UTF8.txt when prompted.
Now you should have three layers, one with images, one with Danish text and one with English text.

5-Flyer
A simpel project for creating flyers, the template are include as well as designs and data. The purpose are to include a very simple project for trying to create, modify designs and to create pre-defined page design.
Steps to run the job:
1) Change the Project to 5-Flyer in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Open the Flyer.indd, In Extreme use the “Select an InDesign Template” popup menu
3) Setup a grid on the page, using Extreme grid 1 columns, 1 rows.
4) Create a Step ‘n Repeat job by choosing the “Flyer.idms” design in the “Select an Item Design” popup menu.
5) Press the “Create” button.
.. Next step? Create your own Designs

6-HardwareStore
The Hardware store is a full campaign paper, 12-pages, ready for nursing.
1) Change the Project to 6-HardwareStore in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Open the HardwareStore.indd, In Extreme use the “Select an InDesign Template” popup menu
3) Select the HardwareStoreCat.cec in the “Select a Page Design” popup menu
4) Press the “Create” button.
.. Next step? Try to create your own page flow by changing the page order in the PageQueing panel (bottom icon three)

 

7-CameraStore
The CameraStore demo, are a two-fold demo.. one using a predefined setup and one using group data, and drag and drop from LiveMerge.. The purpose of this demo is to show, that two different production methods can be combined, and the drag from LiveMerge is using the curly bracket grouping function.
Steps to run the job:
1) Change the Project to 7-CameraStore in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Open the CameraStore.indd, In Extreme use the “Select an InDesign Template” popup menu
3) Select the Katalog.cec in the “Select a Page Design” popup menu
4) Press the “Create” button.
Now navigate to the last page in the document, and be ready to the second part of the demo
1) Change the Project to 7-CameraStore-List in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Open the LiveMerge panel
3) Select the only record available, and drag the Line.idms design to the page.

8-Blisterpack
The Blisterpack project purpose is to show how Cacidi BarCodes can be used in conjunction with Extreme/LiveMerge.
Steps to run the job:
1) Change the Project to 8-Blisterpack in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Open the Blisterpack.indd document
3) Setup a grid on the page, using Extreme grid 2 columns, 2 rows, 14mm gutter between.
4) Select the Blisterpack.idms in the “Select an Item Design” popup menu
5) Press the “Create” button.

 

9-Cars
The Cars demo show how to have designs attached inline in a running text frame using the “Measured Placement Inline” calculation style.
Steps to run the job:
1) Change the Project to 9-Cars in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Open the Cars.indd document
3) Navigate to the AutoCalc functions in the Extreme palette (Click the second bottom icon)
4) Choose the “Car MeasurePlacementInline.cac” in the “Select a Calculation Type” popup menu
5) Press the “Calculate” button
.. Next step? Try the “Car MeasurePlacement.cac” instead

10-Funiture
The purpose of this project are mainly to show how to group data, and make a variation list in a table
Steps to run the job:
1) Change the Project to 10-Funiture in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Inspect how the “Group Field” popup and the information in the “Loop Field” is setup
3) Open the Funiture.indd document
4) Navigate to the AutoCalc functions in the Extreme palette (Click the second bottom icon)
5) Choose the “MP Calc.cac” in the “Select a Calculation Type” popup menu
6) Press the “Calculate” button

11-Camping
A simpel project for Using Step and Repeat. A job with special fonts for a lot of different symbols. The Word Styling file is also used..
Steps to run the job:
1) Change the Project to 11-Camping in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Open the Camping.indd, In Extreme use the “Select an InDesign Template” popup menu
3) Setup a grid on the page, using Extreme grid 2 columns, 3 rows, 4mm gutter.
4) Create a Step ‘n Repeat job by choosing the “Camping.idms” design in the “Select an Item Design” popup menu.
5) Press the “Create” button.

12-Market
The Market demo shows a simpel way of creating a small grocery campaign paper, using Page Designs
Steps to run the job:
1) Change the Project to 12-Market in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Open the Market.indd, In Extreme use the “Select an InDesign Template” popup menu
3) Select the PDKAT.cec in the “Select a Page Design” popup menu
4) Press the “Create” button.
.. Next step? Inspect how the catalogue is created using the Page Queing panel (bottom icon number three)

13-Fruits
The Fruits project should show you how to create a design, feel free to insert merge markers in the “start.idms” design..
Steps to run the job:
1) Change the Project to 13-Fruits in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Open the FruitsStart.indd, In Extreme use the “Select an InDesign Template” popup menu
3) Select the A_PageType.cep (or create your own page design) in the “Select a Page Design” popup menu
4) Press the “Create” button.

 

14-Calzone
The Calzone project are the most advanced project in the tutorial package.. It’s utilize, a wordstyling file, a prescript javascript to calculate which page design should be used (depending on the number of items in the page).
1) Change the Project to 14-Calzone in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Inspect how the “Pre Script” file is in use in the project
3) Open the Calzone.indd document
4) Navigate to the AutoCalc functions in the Extreme palette (Click the second bottom icon)
5) Choose the “Calzone Calc.cac” in the “Select a Calculation Type” popup menu
6) Press the “Calculate” button

15-Pricelist
The purpose of this project are mainly to show how to group data, and make a variation list in a table
Steps to run the job:
1) Change the Project to 15-Pricelist in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Inspect how the “Group Field” popup and the information in the “Loop Field” is setup
3) Open the Pricelist.indd document
4) Navigate to the AutoCalc functions in the Extreme palette (Click the second bottom icon)
5) Choose the “PriceListTable.cac” in the “Select a Calculation Type” popup menu
6) Press the “Calculate” button

16-Auctions
1) Change the Project to 16-Auctions in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
3) Open the Auctions.indd document
4) Navigate to the AutoCalc functions in the Extreme palette (Click the second bottom icon)
5) Choose the “Auctions Proto.cac” in the “Select a Calculation Type” popup menu
6) Press the “Calculate” button

17-Directory
The purpose of this project are mainly to show how to group data, and using the Prototype calculation method
Steps to run the job:
1) Change the Project to 17-Directory in the Extreme/LiveMerge palette flyout menu
2) Inspect how the “Group Field” popup and the information in the “Loop Field” is setup
3) Open the Directory.indd document
4) Navigate to the AutoCalc functions in the Extreme palette (Click the second bottom icon)
5) Choose the “Directory Proto.cac” in the “Select a Calculation Type” popup menu
6) Press the “Calculate” button

Images used in tutorial files are the copyright the copyright owners.. We don’t take owner ship of any of the images.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU)

On May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation will come into force.

Your data has always been safe with us, and the primary change after May 25, 2018 is therefore that you get a better insight into what data we process and how we treat them.

Below you can read more about how your personal information is processed and protected.

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We do not distribute, sell or exchange your personal information to third parties.

What valid legal basis is there for use?
For each specific use of personal information we hold about you, we may inform you whether the collection of your data is based on a legal requirement or contractual relationship, and whether it is mandatory to disclose your personal information.

What are your rights?
Right of access:
You are entitled at any time to know what personal information we have registered about you. Contact Cacidi Systems ApS and we will send your personal information by e-mail.

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All Cacidi products ready for Adobe InDesign CC2018

Today we are announcing that all our Cacidi products for Adobe InDesign CC2018 are available, in new and updated versions, and are ready for download now.

For all products we have tried to ease the update process by automatic take preferences from the previous version 12, and copy them to the version 13 (for CC2018)..

Cropmarks, change to the position of registration marks.
Charts, a lot of changes like: able to save stroke size and color of stroke, and able to save font style when saving style. Able to apply multiple changes to many charts in one adjustment.

For all products minor change in behaviour has been applied.

How to Do an Offline Activation

Why can it be necessary to do an offline activation?
Larger companies offen tries to controll the use of the internet, and for that use they has installed a proxy server, which will cache internet pages and more. Our activation software demands the access to our activation server, and when being behind the proxy server it can’t reach the server. Your IT department can either whitelist our server, or do an offline activation as described below.

How to copy your activation file for offline activation
Send the Cacidi Preferences.dat file from the location below, to support@cacidi.com

FIND THE ACTIVATION FILE:
You can find the “Cacidi Preferences.dat” file here

PREFERENCE FOLDERS:
The version part of the file path depend on the version you have..

Version 8=InDesign CS6
Version 9=InDesign CC
Version 10=InDesign CC2014
Version 11=InDesign CC2015
Version 12=InDesign CC2017
Mac:
users/your name/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 12/Cacidi/Cacidi Preferences.dat
Windows:
Users/your name/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/InDesign/Version 12/Cacidi/Cacidi Preferences.dat

We will after we receive the file, we will created an additional file “Cacidi Licenses.dat”, and send both the “Cacidi Preferences.dat” and the “Cacidi Licenses.dat” file return.

Copy the two files to the location described above.

Making Sure Your Extreme/LiveMerge Document Will Update

Yesterday evening we had a mail with a support request about not being able to data update a document created with Cacidi Extreme and LiveMerge. The customer had created a document with hundreds of product in with the description in Swedish languish and wanted to update the text contents to Finnish languish.
Normally an easy task, just created a copy of the layer you need to update, lock the layers that should NOT be updated, hold down the shift key and press the Update button in the Extreme palette.. When prompted select the data for the new languish, and the data will flow in all the right places. Easy! Continue reading Making Sure Your Extreme/LiveMerge Document Will Update

Cacidi Announce Cacidi Charts CC – a World Class Chart Solution

Today Cacidi are announcing a complete world class solution for creation and editing charts directly in Adobe InDesign. The many charts available covers Pie Charts, Column Charts, Bar Charts, Stacked Charts, Area Charts and the combined Line Scatter Charts. A wide range of charts, and some of them even makes it possible to combine functions like making first row as a line, when working with Columns Charts. Continue reading Cacidi Announce Cacidi Charts CC – a World Class Chart Solution

Intelligent Rule Based Image Position

Cacidi SmartImagePlacement script are now available to all Cacidi Extreme and Cacidi LiveMerge users. The Script will repositioning resize images in a snippet design, when other images are deleted in a group of images and space are left empty. Let’s say you have a snippet with the space for six images and five of them are not available –  the script will reposition and resize the image to take all space previous used for all six images. There are two ways the reposition and resizing can be executed, either by intelligent calculation of remaining space based on a grid, or by preparing a rule-set for position/size of images.

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