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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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. Continue reading →
A standard workflow when working with large catalogues or campaign papers involves a lot of data changes. Everbody knows that, it’s just a part of the production. Design changes most offen course a complete rebuild of the catalogue. A real pain in production. This tutorial will guide you to understand the Cacidi Extreme Design Update feature. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →