Category Archives: LiveMerge

Handling line listning of grouped data

With both Cacidi Extreme and LiveMerge, grouping of data is very easy, simple choose a field for the grouping, and select the different portion/fields of data you want to pick your data from. Many are using the grouped data in a tabulated form, or in a table. See more about how we support grouped data here.

To handle a line listing of data, where all info is on a single line, always have some issues/decisions to make, Do we need to Number each line – and how, which characters should be used for separating each product/item, and if you have multiple elements what to do with the last, and second last separator. To give the possibility of controlling how divers are used in a line listing, we have created a free script. The script is provided as is..

The data, and project, we are using in this tutorial are the 10-furniture, which is a part of the standard download package of the Cacidi Extreme and LiveMerge. The Project, with the grouping part, should look like this.


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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

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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Native Microsoft Excel support, Yes!

We are proud to annonce full support for both Microsoft Excel xls and xlsx files, with no cvs in between for Cacidi Extreme and LiveMerge (full and light versions).

The native support let you choose the right worksheet from within the Project Setting, and all your heading fields are available for selection. All free text search you can use in all other none data base connection can be used, when working with native Excel files, and even write back can be utilized. Continue reading

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