Using the Data Merge Feature in InDesign

In this series of lessons, we'll focus on utilizing the Data Merge features in InDesign. Software required: InDesign CS5, Microsoft Excel 2002.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 1, 2010
Duration
49m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 1, 2010
Duration
49m
Description

In this series of lessons, we'll focus on utilizing the Data Merge features in InDesign. We'll begin the process by learning how to dissect our project and design with variable data in mind. From there, we'll jump over to Microsoft Excel and learn how to set up and save a data source file for InDesign. Next, we'll walk through setting up data merge to fit our exact need, including using both text and image-based data. Finally, we'll learn how to build our InDesign target file so that we can plan for a data source file that will inevitably change. Software required: InDesign CS5, Microsoft Excel 2002.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is a content producer for Unity as well as a seasoned shading, texturing, lighting and rendering artist. He takes pride in helping creative professionals reach their learning goals.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] Hello and welcome to this series of lessons dedicated to utilizing the data merge features and in design presented by digital tutors and Adobe authorized training partner. My name is Eddie, and I'll be helping you set up and use data merge so you can work more efficiently inside in design. Will begin the process by learning how to dissect her project and design with variable data in mind. From there will jump over to Microsoft, Excel and learn how to set up and save a data source file for in design. Next, we'll walk through setting up our date emerged to fit our exact need, including using both text and image based data, finally will learn how to build our InDesign target file so that we can plan for a data source file that will inevitably change. After completing this course, you'll know everything you need to know about in designs Data merge feature in order to incorporate it into your own projects that include variable data. So let's go and get started in our next lesson.