All posts by Richard Andersen

Installing a Cacidi plugin

The installation process for all of the Cacidi plugins are quite easy, and you will be guided through the process step-by-step. First you need to download the right software which most be compatible with the version of Adobe InDesign you have on the computer. The software for CS 6 will not run on a CC, CC 2014 or CC 2015 version of InDesign.

First you will need to go to the download page and download the right version. For the CS6, CC and CC 2014 a zxp file is downloaded, and if you double-click on the file it should launch the Adobe Extension Manager. If you are running InDesign CC 2015 or later you will need to use a different approach and below we will describe each step.
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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

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 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

Cacidi Extreme/LiveMerge/BarCodes Easter release – refinement

The 2015 Easter release of Cacidi Extreme, Cacidi BarCodes and Cacidi LiveMerge enhance the user experience by adding ease of use when creating snippets.

The new versions make it easier to keep the overview of merge markers applied to image frames and bar codes. When entering the Text Link Panel, the merge markers applied to an image frame of bar codes are shown at the lower left part of the frame. When leaving the Text Link Panel , the box adornment disappears again.

Another enhancement are when working with multiple image frame, it is now possible to apply e.g. scaling settings to multiple frame in one click.

Cacidi BarCodes can now be installed on Adobe InCopy to display bar codes created in Adobe InDesign.

All is available today to download