Today 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 disk
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.
A bug is fixet for a double cache when updating from a not text files. Significant improvement has been shown.
The most efficient way of working with data is to use a database, a database where all your data can be in but also be the place ware sorting and selection which data should be in your catalogue. With this tutorial we will show you how easy it is to setup the connection. Continue reading Connect to a mySQL data source
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)
When creating lot of different jobs like tickets you will need to get a unique number of each ticket, and you will need to have the data sorted in a way that will make it easy to cut the tickets afterwards. The pattern the numbers in are really importance. Continue reading Numbered Tickets by Using Pre-Script
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
The Price Lists tutorial project is showing the use of the advanced Data Grouping option as well as a number of different AutoCalc methods of Cacidi Extreme. The project is designed to produce a full list of sanding papers . Continue reading Creating price lists using paragraphs
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
In this lesson, you are going to create a design for a music store ad, using existing snippets and a template, so you get the feel of the basic functionality of the Cacidi LiveMerge panel.
If you’re already familiar with our Adobe InDesign plug-ins you will notice the new drag n’ drop functionality. Continue reading Drag ‘n drop design with dynamic data